Wood Lathe

VFD Installed
Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
This repair was quite involved. The 1998 General-built lathe has a 2HP 3-Phase motor controlled by a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). Once I determined that the VFD was cooked, I contacted the manufacturer and they informed me that the VFD had already been superseded 4 times since its inception. We quickly determined the latest replacement model and ordered it. Once it arrived, I installed and reprogrammed it with proper parameters to run the lathe once again. Customer was happy and I’m expecting I’ll probably get a nice turned bowl at some point in the future…wink wink, nudge nudge. 🙂