ystavrou

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  1. Kinetix 5500 and motor setup

    Hi, I am quite newbie in the PLC world but I got my hand on a Kinetix 5500 (model 2198-Hxxx-ERS2) with a VPL-A0631E-C motor. I also have a CompactGuard logix 5380 to program it. I am doing a "for fun" project to experiment and learn how the devices work.  My first question is about power wiring. In my understanding from the manual, the Kinetix 5500 main power can be configured as three-phase or single phase (Using the L1, L2, L3, GND connector - think is called IPD). In my home I have a classic 220V (EU) socket. Is there a way to connect the Kinetix directly to my socket? I tried a few random stuff like L1 -> L , L2 -> N or L1 -> N , L3 -> L,  (GND -> GND) but every time the circuit would break. (Actually, I had one lucky attempted where the circuit did not fail with  L1 -> L , L2 -> N, and I managed to operate the motor, but when I reconnected it again it failed. Am quite buffled about the issue here. I am using a socket splitter if that something to comment on.) The second question is about purchasing an actuator. I found many interesting stuff like index tables or linear actuators. I requested a few quotes from some vendors but the price range they provided is a bit off budget for me (the majority was more than 2k). I am looking for some thing to attach to the motor in a price range of 1k - 1.5k. Do you have any suggestions for me? There are no load requirements. I just need to have a moving part so that I can for example put a barcode sticker on it and change the behaviour reading on that. I could attach something handmade but I am willing to put something extra to buy commercial equipment. As I am new to this, feel free to comment any inaccuracies or misconceptions. Happy to learn.