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

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, there tends to be an uplifting aura of spirit and some extra pep in each step. With this uplifting season comes a potentially negative drawback of the warmer weather and longer days – overheating electronics.

Electronics have a life expectancy which is heavily affected by the ambient temperature and environment that the unit is being used in. As the temperature rises, the life expectancy of the electronic device drops at a pretty significant rate – a 10°C rise in temperature results in half the life expectancy of the component. In an attempt to avoid unforeseen failures and downtime due to this, spring is one of the best times to set aside a little extra time to ensure all devices and units are being run in optimal conditions. Read More

When it comes to electronic repairs, there are many routes and shortcuts that can be taken to get the unit back up and running. In some industries, this not be an issue, but when it comes to industrial electronics and manufacturing repairs, cutting corners will ultimately result in unsatisfactory outcomes for you and your company. Today, we are going to outline why improper repair could be a major issue for you and your business, how to identify when a repair has been done incorrectly, and what factors you should take into account when trusting a repair facility with your equipment. Read More