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Vfd...nicely Priced

Discussion in 'Grinders' started by Kwesi, May 12, 2017.

  1. Kwesi

    Kwesi New Member

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  2. parker

    parker Active Member

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    I have the No.2. For a two hp. It's been good so far. Just got it. @dancom has said he has a couple and think he said he liked them
     
  3. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I haven't seen a Lapond before. It's hard to find any info on them.

    I have a Yaskawa (top notch machine) and a Huanyang which I am testing out now. The Huanyang ( https://www.amazon.ca/Variable-Frequency-Regulation-Technique-Capability/dp/B00ZOR5V5I) is fairly inexpensive and has the basic "shaft spinner" features including MODBUS RS 485 for computer control. The power terminals are adequate but on the small side and there is only one grounding terminal. But, for 1/2 the price of a big brand VFD it's good value.

    I'll be doing a full write up on the Huanyang after I get some run hours on it.

    Dan
     
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  4. Kwesi

    Kwesi New Member

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    I saw the Lapond accident. However, going by the reviews it looks interesting
     
  5. Kwesi

    Kwesi New Member

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    Dan, did you get the Yaskawa in Canada or the US?
     
  6. ConnorBC

    ConnorBC Active Member

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    You might want to look at the Teco lineup also. I've been using the FM50 series VFD's and they work great. We just started using the Teco L510 series and they are well priced, work great and user friendly. :)

    Connor
     
  7. Kwesi

    Kwesi New Member

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    Connor, I looked up the Teco and couldn't find a good price 5HP. The 5HP Huanyang is by far the best value I found. But I will keep on looking.
     
  8. ConnorBC

    ConnorBC Active Member

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    Sorry Kwesi, my bad. I didn't realize you were looking for a VFD in the 5 HP range.

    Connor
     
  9. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    The company I work for is a Yaskawa OEM. Although we get good prices on drives through work, they come to us in US$ and the exchange rate currently is a problem. I wanted to try the Huanyang after watching some tear-down videos YouTube.

    Lots of people are using the TECO L510s on their grinder builds. I priced out a 2 hp and by the time it landed here it was more then two Huanyangs. Unfortunately, we don't have a Dealers Industrial up here.

    Dan
     
  10. Kwesi

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    Connor, you are good. I have two 5HP motors collecting dust and it will be nice to use one of them for my grinder. I am hoping to get a 3HP grinder in the future. I bought a used 3phase Torit Dust Collector with a 3HP Baldor motor 5 years ago. I haven't used it since I bought it. I am thinking about dismantling it for the parts.... if I don't get a grip on my new addiction (grinding metal).

    Dan, thank you, I have checked the Yaskawa and they are top notch. You are right, the exchange rate makes it expensive by the time it lands here. So far the Huanyang is the best value for pairing with my 5HP.
     

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