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What would cause the ATV312 drive to flash or blink off and on? Not reaching the expected speed.

Drives remote VW3A1101 HMI is flashing.

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Drive display blinks off and on.  Motor does not reach commanded speed.  Drive may eventually shut down with Motor Overload Fault (OLF) or Drive Over Temp Fault (OHF).

The Blinking or Flashing display is a warning indication that the motor is pulling the maximum current limit programmed value in the drive which is set by the CLI [Current Limitation] parameter.
Check your load to see if motor direction is correct. 
See if motor is stuck or in a locked rotor.
Check the drive settings ( drC menu ) to be sure the motor nameplate information is entered correctly (UnS, FrS, nCr, nSP, COS) 
Check your the Set menu to be sure ItH (motor thermal current - Overload protection) and CLI (Current limitation) are set properly.
Measure motor current draw.

Please note the main display on the drive will flash the freq hz value on and off when its in current limit mode.  The remote HMI VW3A1101 will show CLI in the upper left corner of the HMI if its in Current Limit.
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