Gerber AR600 Retrofit

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Re: Gerber AR600 Retrofit

Post by ericbowman »

The spindle did not come with a manual but there is a diagram inside the electrical housing.
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And labels on the terminals.
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Am I right to follow the 220v diagram? Why are the connections offset by one letter? W2 is connected to u1 instead of w1?

I’m guessing the small terminal touching the housing is the ground, is that right?
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Re: Gerber AR600 Retrofit

Post by martyscncgarage »

That diagram to me (as an electrician) means to move the SHORTING bars vertically across the terminals for 220V
Yet, on your terminal block, unless I am missing something, you don't have another set of three terminals above where your wires are landed.
Chinese motor I presume?
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Re: Gerber AR600 Retrofit

Post by martyscncgarage »

ericbowman wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:36 pm I’ve got 220v single phase power in my shop.

Here is the manual:

4.0KW---A2---(--)V1.79.pdf
Follow the schematic on Page 5 and use 0-10VDC in
You will have to adjust parameters as well.
I am not fond of generic Chinese VFDs. I do not use them.
Only one I will REMOTELY consider using if absolutely necessary is a Genuine Huan Yang VFD. (Even the Chinese knock off each other)
Good luck
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Re: Gerber AR600 Retrofit

Post by ericbowman »

I definitely wish I could afford a name-brand spindle and VFD, but unfortunately I'm on a very tight budget.

I've got everything wired up and working now, I just wired it as you guys suggested.

Thank you so much for your help getting the router going!!

There are a whole lot of tuning questions I have, but I'm sure I'll find a lot of those answers through search and if I can't I'll start a new thread to keep things specific and focused.

Once again, thank you so much for being patient with a rookie!!

Eric
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Re: Gerber AR600 Retrofit

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Acorn Knoweldge Base:
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