Bridgeport CNC with Masso Controller/Clearpath

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Here is the aluminum disc I cut to match the servo dimensions that I will be using for fit up while TIG welding the servo mounts, so I don't accidentally ground through my $400 servos.....

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Just because I have Teknic watching....... JK :cool:
 
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1/2" to 5/8" shaft coupler with an 1/8" keyway on both ends....... 12L14 pressed into 6160 DOM tubing.......
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Just needs set screws now.....
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I just finished TIG welding the 1st servo mount....... Now I have to cut a hole in one side of the tube so I can get a hex wrench in there....
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I just folded and TIG welded a stainless steel box today for the CNC controller, VFD and power supplies..... The stainless steel was free!:cool:
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I have to make some extra parts to get the Z axis working..... Unless one of you guys can explain how the right end of this piece comes apart.....
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End piece is threaded on. It will actually thread off over the top of the key that is in there.
It's a massive shaft for the job it does. I made one from 5/8 stressproof when I installed a power knee lift that is all internal to the knee.
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End piece is threaded on. It will actually thread off over the top of the key that is in there.
It's a massive shaft for the job it does. I made one from 5/8 stressproof when I installed a power knee lift that is all internal to the knee.

Thank you for the response.... You really saved me alot of work.... I appreciate the picture as well.... I have it all apart, I'm welding the z axis servo mount now....
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Sadly this setup for the Z axis won't work the servo doesn't have enough torque so I just ordered a 5:1 planetary gearhead for the servo..... Damn it....
The servo has enough torque to go down but the servo faults out when I try going up....

Wittenstein-Alpha LP070S MF1:5 Gear Reducer

Its not going to just fit, I will need to make a few parts.....
 
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Seems like most 3-axis CNC set ups use the quill instead of the knee for the Z-axis. Must be because of the higher loads required to move the table. You're going to have a great set up with over 12" of Z travel where the quill only gets you 5".

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