I am wondering will my Axiom AR8 Pro remember XY project settings after completing a cutting process prior to tool change Can I shut my machine off and come back after a restart. Change the tool , set tool height and proceed if I have left my material clamped in the same position
Post by Axiom Tool Group on Jul 23, 2019 9:18:36 GMT -5
Hoot, all of the Axiom Pro and Elite machines use a standard NEMA 6-20 220V 20Amp style cord end....
This is a standard 220V 20A outlet in many shops, however, some locations may require a wall outlet change.
Extension cords can also be created to run from one style connection at the wall to the proper connector at the machine. If not sure how to do this, please be sure to consult an electrician to avoid machine damage.
Admin referred to "220V"...in reality, most of the US has 120/240 volts. There is some residual 115/230 volt power being provided, and (I suppose) if you looked hard enough, you could still find some 110/220 volt power being delivered somewhere. All of this is irrelevant since these motors will run just fine on 220 or 230 or 240 volts. Just know that the amperage draw increases as the available voltage decreases.
The NEMA 6-20 plug is a THREE wire connection. It does not require a fourth wire (those are used for a machine-frame ground if present). A 20 amp circuit requires 12 gauge wiring. If your shop has single phase 12 gauge wiring AND the receptacle you want to use is on a 120 volt circuit BY ITSELF, then it is an easy fix for your electrician to rewire it. In the panel, he'll need two adjacent slots for the double pole (tied) 240 amp breaker. One "hot" leg (to the receptacle) is re-identified from "white" to another color (usually red) as is the "other end" of the same wire (at the receptacle.) The 3 wires are then connected to the (new) NEMA 6-20R receptacle.
It is also possible that you currently HAVE a 20 amp (or 30 amp) 240 volt circuit available and the NEMA 6-20 plug "won't fit". A 30 amp circuit requires 10 gauge wiring. If that's what you have, you can swap out the receptacle for a NEMA 6-20R and swap out the circuit breaker to a 20 amp 240 Volt breaker (so that it still provides protection to the machine...30 amps being "too much".)
None of these should be an expensive task for your electrician. I'm not recommending that you "try this yourself". Many people do, and some "get dead"
If there is more than one receptacle on your current circuit, or if the wiring is 14 gauge, then you're looking at running new wire from the panel to the new receptacle. That will drive the cost up some.