MIV Series Spindle Drive

Overview of Series:

This month, we dive deeper into one of the AC spindle series we often work on that’s offered by Okuma – the MIV inverter spindle series. A configuration example for this series can be found below. This series offers a few different capacity variations, ranging anywhere from 1.0kW and going upwards of 45kW. A DC power supply is required, as shown below, to supply the MIV spindle unit with appropriate 300VDC and the 24VDC used for control. Read More

Unexpected facility disruptions and equipment failures are a major headache in this industry. When your equipment goes down, you lose money. Yes, We are dedicated to getting you back up and running. But we are also committed to helping your business remain up and running. Which is why we have gathered our top 5 ways you can reduce unexpected breakdowns. Read More

Troubleshooting a unit while installing into a machine can sometimes be tricky and slightly different opposed to checking it on a bench. Some helpful tips can be found in the video provided that can hopefully take some of the trouble out of the equation.

When drive units fault out, it is often recommended to not only check the components of the drive, but to also check out the motor and any surrounding modules that get connected to the drive. In some cases, the motor will have a winding select contactor bridging the cables from the drive to the inputs on the motor. There are a few checks to perform before diving in with a meter and starting to take readings, and those can be found below: Read More

This month, we are highlighting the Yaskawa A1000 series of general purpose inverters.

Yaskawa is a proven industry leader when it comes to general purpose inverter units. Billed as the single drive for all your needs, the A1000 drive is a truly versatile and efficient unit. The A1000 allows for network communications, feedback via closed-loop vector control mode and an expandable I/O. Available in 200V, 400V and 600V input capacities, this series of drives has a wide range of output capacities. Ranging from 0.75kW – 110kW, 0.75kW – 630kW, and 1.5kW – 185kW for each voltage input, respectively, the A1000 series can be used in a wide range of applications. In a compact and narrow package, the A1000 series drives can easily replace larger, less efficient inverters with the benefit of a reduced footprint.Read More