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- Apr 4, 2016
John & Izzy,Unless you can find the other leads and reconnect for 240 I'd suggest going with the VFD.
You could use a VFD but it would only power the spindle motor. The rest of the machine would have to be run from a different power source since there are several other motors and at least some if not all, are DC. Actually, I think the rest of the machine could be operated by supplying 230V single phase power to the primary side of the control transformer that's in the electrical control panel. Components like the magnetic starters could be eliminated (or just disconnected). That may be a good way to go. I'll have to think about that some more.