Quote Originally Posted by gearhead
Very good information here. Right now I just have the one 3 phase machine. Can I just put on a female 3 phase plug on RPC 3 phase out end and then plug in the different machines as I get them.
I see no reason why you could not do that.

The machine needs a local motor starter with overload protection, but that would be the case even with a panel.

To simplify everything, you can just leave the VFD on the DP... it functions as motor overload protection, and it offers some distinct operational advantages.