New controller for 5hp 230V Colombo Spindle?

New controller for 5hp 230V Colombo Spindle?

Postby dan_barber » Sat May 12, 2018 3:31 am

I used to power 5hp 230V Colombo Spindle with 230V 3 phase, but I am running out of a residential garage now, so the AC Tech controller will not work. I assume I will need another controller.

I am not sure about 230v single and 3 phase, although from what I have read the 230v available in a residence will be single phase. Is there a way to power the spindle with 230V 1 phase or create 3 phase 230V from 230V 1 phase?

What controller unit can you recommend?
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Re: New controller for 5hp 230V Colombo Spindle?

Postby IslaWW » Sat May 12, 2018 4:40 am

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Re: New controller for 5hp 230V Colombo Spindle?

Postby dan_barber » Sat May 12, 2018 2:45 pm

It turns out the controller I have can take either single phase or 3 phase. That's a big relief. I didn't want to spend money on a new controller. I'm a little unhappy that the spindle vendor used a lower horse power controller on a 5hp spindle. My assumption was that the controller would be 5hp as well. This is the controller that I have on my spindle. https://www.clrwtr.com/Products/ESV222N02YXC
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Re: New controller for 5hp 230V Colombo Spindle?

Postby ger21 » Sat May 12, 2018 5:21 pm

dan_barber wrote:It turns out the controller I have can take either single phase or 3 phase. That's a big relief. I didn't want to spend money on a new controller. I'm a little unhappy that the spindle vendor used a lower horse power controller on a 5hp spindle. My assumption was that the controller would be 5hp as well. This is the controller that I have on my spindle. https://www.clrwtr.com/Products/ESV222N02YXC


It's called a VFD, or Inverter.

You're 5HP spindle will only be a 3HP spindle with that VFD.
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