7.7 Test run
Measure the normal operating temperature T
for shutdown and warning according to the operating temperature T
After installation or inspection, carry out a test run:
1. Start up the machine without a load. To do this, close the circuit breaker and do not switch
2. If the machine is running smoothly and evenly, switch on the cooling equipment. Continue
3. If it runs perfectly, connect a load.
Set values for monitoring the winding temperatures in normal operation
off prematurely. Check whether it is running smoothly.
Switching the machine off again while it is starting up and still running at slow speed should
be kept to a bare minimum, for example for checking the direction of rotation or for checking
Allow the machine to run down before switching it on again.
to observe the machine for a while in no-load operation.
Thermal overload of motors connected directly to the line supply
In addition to the load torque, the ramp-up (accelerating) time is essentially influenced by
the moment of inertia to be accelerated. While ramping up when connected to the line
supply, the inrush (starting) current is a multiple of the rated current. This can result in
thermal overload. This can damage the motor.
As a consequence, when ramping up, observe the following:
● Monitor the ramp-up time and number of consecutive starts.
● Comply with the limit values and/or ramp-up conditions specified in the catalog or the
at the installation site in °C. Set the values
Insulation class 155(F)
+ 10 K ≤ 145 °C
+ 15 K ≤ 155 °C
SIMOTICS TN Series N-compact 1LA8
Operating Instructions 08/2017