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wide belt sander6/21
I have a 3 head Sandya 20 in my shop. I bought it used last year. I have started to get an alarm that trips the inverter.
Has anyone had problems with inverters on their wide belt? They are pretty expensive so I would like to find a low price.
Forgive the spelling, but the machine currently has a Bonfiglio(?) inverter.
Any help is appreciated.
how old is your machine? is this the inverter box that separate/outside of the machine?
Its a 2004. Yes its outside the machine on the back
unfortunately, i cannot be of help. we have a 2015 two head machine with the same inverter (480v to 230v). i was just curious what kind of life span we'd get out of it before major repairs are needed.
what are they selling these inverters for? i'd guess an industrial electrician could advise and provide another brand.
Get the specs on what you have and shop it online. Inverters have come a long way since 2004. They are fairly cheap and easy to program. My sander has 4 one it; 3 heads and one for the feed. The biggest issue is how does it interface with the control panel. There should be wires that receive instructions from the panel box. If it's analog (like a dial) it should be pretty easy to connect. If it has a computer interface, you may want a tech to figure it out, Not necessarily a sander tech, but someone who knows how to do machine programing. I assume you have a schematic or can get one. Or just buy one from the dealer and put it in yourself (with phone support). SCM is pretty good like that.
I'm no electronics wiz, but with everything in our shop being run by a PLC, Fanuc controller or a computer interface, I have to figure this stuff out to keep things going. It's the new (woodworking) normal.
CW is right. Everything in the shop is now electronically controlled. OEM parts are usually very expensive but come with tech support, sometimes. I've found that many of the electronics can be replaced with off the shelf stuff at much less cost. Temperature controllers, some PLCs, some inverters are now readily available. You just need to learn the interface and some, often minor, programing.