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I give up. Does anyone have a data sheet or manual for an electrocraft MAX-100 PWM drive?

This is no longer supported by electrocraft.  I got it out of an old automated TIG welding positioner.  If anyone knows anything about this particular one I'd be eternally grateful if you would share it with me.

kelseymh2 years ago
Google "electrocraft MAX-100 PWM" gave me something that should help. Right below half a dozen eBay offering, and immediately before this very posting of yours :-)

http://www.servo-repair.com/documents/electrocraft/1015.pdf
AngryGuy70 (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
Thank you. After all the hours I spent finding nothing you guys find this in an hour. It's more than I found. This might be enough anyway to get started. I guess I should switch from Yahoo search. I contacted the company and they no longer support it. I even contacted a few of those ebay guys hoping they could sell me a few copied pages from their installation manuals. Two didn't have it and the third said I could buy his drive to get a copy. Oh well, I'm not going to buy a second one when I haven't decided what to do with the first. I'm thinking powered rotary table for a bridgeport.
By the way don3070, if you aren't able to get anything more than this pdf after a few days (or however long you plan to wait), then just make sure to credit kelseymh with "best answer", so that this question shows up as "answered" on the main page. (No rush though, someone else may find it with the diagrams).
AngryGuy70 (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
That's what I planned. I hope someone else will see it who has one. I hope I win the lottery too:) I actually got two motors and the power supply with it , as well as an enclosure. I let a guy disassemble it for me because he wanted the table it was on and he just cut everything. I have all these cables with the different connectors and same wire colors and nothing to identify them. Last time I'm mr nice guy.
Ouch. I don't blame you for thinking that way. The guy could have been a little nicer with it.

Also, I hope you didn't take offense to my last comment. We just get A LOT of people who post questions, get answers and never actually give credit to someone and mark their questions as answered; so I wasn't trying to assume you'd do the same.

Anyways, I hope someone is able to find a better pdf for you, if not, I hope this one helps.
AngryGuy70 (author)  canucksgirl2 years ago
No, I wasn't offended. The first question I ever asked I didn't realize you could or should mark it answered and got told off for it. It takes much more than that to offend me :)
Yeah, I found Rockwell's Web site on the second page of Google results. The list the Max-100 as "legacy hardware," but I couldn't find this manual on their site.

You know, you might try calling the "servo-repair.com" company from that URL (just delete all the stuff after the hostname). They might be able to provide (or sell) you the diagrams, and maybe even help you with identifying all the cut cables.
AngryGuy70 (author)  kelseymh2 years ago
I had called rockwell a while back after my email to electrocraft. Got the same thing. we don't know, want to buy the replacement for it? I'll have to power it up and see what happens. A friend of mine fixes CNC and does retrofits and the like. He'll be able to help get me going if I want to drive the 2 hours.
I found the same thing (which I was going to post) until I noticed that NONE of the reference diagrams are showing up on the pdf... weird.
They aren't included, I think. There's just the index page (8-1) and the blank opposite side (8-2), followed immediately by Section 9. Still weird.
Actually, the pages are fine (according to the table of contents), but everywhere they reference an image (i.e. Figure 1-1), there's a big blank area and no diagram. But, yes, still very weird. ;)
Try Electrocraft by ringing them - they've always been very helpful to me when I've used them - but then we've used close to 500 of their drives over the years.
AngryGuy70 (author)  steveastrouk2 years ago
They kind of brushed me off saying they didn't support it any longer. I assume they didn't want to waste time on someone who isn't buying anything.
Some companies can be funny like that.

On the other hand, I recently dealt with the Moog valve corporation, who went back to paper archives, scanned, and emailed me a 1968 datasheet for free. Absolutely top marks to them, and where would YOU go the next time you wanted a valve......

Steve
If I remember at work tomorrow, I'll give EC-UK a ring.

Steve
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