Machine: 1999 Fadal 4020 with 15k Spindle.
The machine has sat for over a month waiting for a servo drive. I finally installed last week and set the machine up to run its first job. About 15 minutes into the cylce the spindle just stopped (Error #8 Motor Overload) and has not wanted to come on again. I have tried the following to try and figure this out:
- Cleaned sensor at spindle
- Found a rely in the Air Pressure board out causing the AP light (low air pressure) to stay lite; changed that yet spindle does not start.
- Checked the voltage on my AMC spindle drive, everything seems to be in order.
- Double checked all my wires (maybe looase) on my axis cards and control board. Nothing.
I power this machine up,
I cold start,
I then proceed to S500M3 (and many other speeds have been tried), and the machine looks like it wants to go (I hear air going to the spindle), yet after a few seconds it kicks into to e-stop; Motor Overload.
Has anyone got any suggestions. Tomorrow I will try and swap my spindle drive, yet I am not convinced that this will help.