Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Boxford is a runner..

So we got the boxford running today :) It took a bit of fiddling, as we weren't sure if the problem was the 3 phase converter or the lathe.. it turns out it was a bit of both.

The output of the converter supplies two phases at 415V and one simulated phase, the trick is to make sure the two main phases are the two which are a) reversed on the lathe direction switch, and b) the same two used for the 110V transformer used for the motor contactor.

It took a bit of fiddling, but we got there in the end, Josh is a happy chap.. so is Jimmy who lent us the converter, as he thought it was broken :)