Vector Drive - Maintenance

Applies to machines built from: 
January, 2014

Electrical Cabinet - Vector Drive - Maintenance

Dust builds up around the vector drive and causes the vector drive to over-heat. This procedure tells you how to clean the vector drive. Inspect the vector drive each month for dust.

Push POWER OFF. Set the main circuit breaker to the OFF position. Lock the main circuit breaker. Use an approved lock with an approved safety tag.
caution: Disconnect the machine from the primary power. Do this to make sure that the machine has no voltage.
danger: After turning off the machine, wait at least 5 minutes before working in the electrical cabinet, to allow power to dissipate. Wait for the voltage indicator LED [1] on the vector drive to go off completely.
Remove the cover [2] and the heat sink cover [3]. The heat sink cover [3] is installed on the top or the front of the vector drive.

Use a vacuum with a brush adapter to remove dust from the vector drive vents [4]. Install the heat sink cover [5] to the front of the vector drive. Do not install it on the top of the vector drive. Install the cover [2]. Examine the weather strips on the door for the electrical cabinet. Replace them if necessary.

Make sure the Vector Drive operates correctly: Run the spindle for several minutes. The fan on the vector drive will only operate when it becomes hot.

Optional: Add a filter to your electrical cabinet door to decrease the amount of dust that enters the electrical cabinet. Go to Under Find Replacement Parts, search for your Filter in the category Electrical Cabinet.

Be aware: Many service and repair procedures should be done only by authorized personnel. The service technicians at your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) have the training, experience, and are certified to do these tasks safely and correctly. You should not do machine repair or service procedures unless you are qualified and knowledgeable about the processes.

Danger: Some service procedures can be dangerous or life-threatening. DO NOT attempt a procedure that you do not completely understand. Contact your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) and schedule a service technician visit if you have any doubts about doing a procedure.