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Question: I want to fix the tramming issue, how can I measure this

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You can measure the tramming angle by putting a long L shaped rod that will fit into the spindle's collet and affix a piece that will tough the table to the other end of the rod. Rotate the rod to determine how far out you are. The longer the rod, the more accurate the measurement will be.

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    If you are using a spindle with a VFD, there is a 24 volt power supply that will provide the correct power for the V+ and V- on the Mach3 USB. The 12V option is only if you are using the limit switches on that side of the board, but if you are using it to control spindle speed and for the outputs, it's best to use a 24V power supply, or the 24V output on the VFD.

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    Remember, steps to correct and troubleshoot issues with any electrical devices should be done by a professional electrician.

    If you have an HY series VFD, the fault codes are below:

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    Recommended actions: 1, 2, 3, 4

    OC-1: Over-current during ramp up or over-current at constant speed.
    Recommended actions: 1, 2, 5, 6

    OC-2: Over-current at deceleration or over-current at stop.
    Recommended actions: 1, 7, 2, 9, 10

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    Fb: Fuse break.
    Recommended actions: 14, 10

    Lu: Low voltage.
    Recommended actions: 15, 16, 17

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    Recommended actions: 18, 19, 20

    OL-1: Inverter overload 150% per minute
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    Recommended actions: 21, 23

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    Recommended action: 27

    CPu: CPU fault.
    Recommended action: 27

    E.E.E.S or E.E.E.n or E.E.E.d or E.E.E.A: EEPROM fault
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    List of recommended actions:
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    2. Increase the capacity or the inverter if it is too small. Replace with an inverter that has a larger capacity
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    14. Send the inverter for repair.
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    17. Check whether there is any phase missing.
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    20. Check for adequate ventilation for the inverter where it is placed.
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    23. The motor is too small.
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    Email: customerservice@buildyourcnc.com (for length requests with purchased orders)

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