Connecting over a wireless LAN, the Inverter StartApp enables the user to scan for Mitsubishi Electric FR-A800E, FR-F800E and FR-E800E/SCE inverters on that network and interrogate them for operational data. It provides for both offline and online (operation mode) functions.
Using the operation mode functionality is particularly useful for commissioning and maintenance. Users can test operation, read and write parameters, monitor operation and view the alarm history. From the ‘Test operation’ screen, users can test the inverter operation, initiating start/stop on a connected motor (in either jog mode or continuous mode) and change its frequency.
From the ‘Parameter’ screen, users can read and write all parameters and export parameters lists as an FR Configurator2 project. In ‘Monitoring’ mode, the Inverter StartApp displays real time graphs of frequency, current, voltage and speed, offering the additional capability to screen-shot graph data for analysis or to export operational data as a CSV file.
Finally, the ‘Alarm monitoring’ screen displays the full alarm history, complete with explanatory comments on the alarm codes. Clicking on a given alarm, users will find details of possible causes and trouble-shooting advice.