Legacy drives are lurking in manufacturing facilities, operating until they fail. Unfortunately, most electrical departments are not prepared for when such an event occurs. This post provides a strategy for migrating 1336 PLUS and 1336 PLUS II to Powerflex525, including step-by-step instruction.
Cables connect VFDs to motors, playing a critical role in the safe, efficient operation of the system. In the past, manufacturers used their own judgment to classify their products as VFD cables. This all changed in 2018 when NFPA updated NFPA 79: Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery.
ModBus RTU is a lower-cost, more code-intensive solution. With a 19.2K baud rate, if your system requirements are minimal, a Micro830 with a serial plug-in module may make sense. If you are considering this solution, this post will show you how it can work for you.
With the popularity of servos in numerous applications today, the need for tools to shorten the commissioning time has created some great features. What used to take hours is now greatly reduced and we have evolved to systems that have ‘Tuningless’ and adaptive tuning features.