Today we’ll spend a few minutes tuning the new VFD acceleration and deceleration times. We’ll talk about what limits startup and braking speed and do some experimenting to find the best settings for this lathe, motor and VFD combination.
If you’d like to do this upgrade on your lathe, here are some of the parts I used:
- Teco-Westinghouse L510 1HP VFD (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/2F2X7a8
- Leeson 1800RPM D80 Motor: http://www.electricmotorwholesale.com/LEESON-192241.html
- 20A Power Line Noise Suppressor (Amazon*): https://amzn.to/2HAcaxs
- Hammond 12x12x6 Box: https://www.wistexllc.com/chko12126-12-x-12-x-6-hinged-cover-enclosure-with-knockouts.html
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