[4]

Central Machinery mill power feed?

[3]
[10] Like what you see?
Click here to donate to this forum and upgrade your account!

RCGuy

H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
Joined
May 22, 2018
Messages
10
Likes
4
#1
Greetings all,
I have a Central Macinery 33668 mill. I am interested in a power feed setup for the X axis. Anybody done this? Suggestions?
Thanks,
Mark
 

pontiac428

H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Apr 23, 2018
Messages
216
Likes
149
#2
Sorry for the cluttered pic, but I wanted to point out the eBay special power feed. It's what most of us are using, and it does the job. It's a good mod, and with a few other modifications together the Rong Fu type mills become very useful!


(from mobile)
 

RCGuy

H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
Joined
May 22, 2018
Messages
10
Likes
4
#3
Sorry for the cluttered pic, but I wanted to point out the eBay special power feed. It's what most of us are using, and it does the job. It's a good mod, and with a few other modifications together the Rong Fu type mills become very useful!


(from mobile)
How is the install? Fairly straightforward? Nicely accessorized mill there, BTW.
 

pontiac428

H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Apr 23, 2018
Messages
216
Likes
149
#4
The installation is super easy. It literally takes minutes, and it is not very sensitive to alignment or spacing. The feed rate adjustment is fine and the range is broad. Makes me wish for Y axis too. I've been really happy with it. The drive unit is solid. The mount is cast aluminum, which was a problem for a member of this forum, but his solution (sorry, going to have to search for it) looks really, really good. I might do it just to get the table space back.

(from mobile)
 

RCGuy

H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
Joined
May 22, 2018
Messages
10
Likes
4
#6

RCGuy

H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
Joined
May 22, 2018
Messages
10
Likes
4
#7
Ok, got it delivered and installed. You were right, went right on. Came with the wrong instructions, so I worked off of your pic and got it figured out. Works real nice. Now dreaming of 3-axis DRO. Suggestions?
DRO.jpg
 

pontiac428

H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Apr 23, 2018
Messages
216
Likes
149
#8
Nice! I do like milling with power feed.

I've just started using my iGauging DROs and am still getting a feel for it. The installation was easy on x and y, but z takes a little figuring out. Still, for the price it's a good way to go.

(from mobile)
 

RCGuy

H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
Joined
May 22, 2018
Messages
10
Likes
4
#9
Okay, so I picked up the same DRO setup as yours, really reasonably priced. I see the thumbscrew for the z gauge laying there. May I ask how you did yours?
 

pontiac428

H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Apr 23, 2018
Messages
216
Likes
149
#10
I got creative with my Z dro mounting. It's silly simple, but pictures are worth a thousand words... so let me open 'er up and snap a few pics. If not tonight, then I'll post tomorrow.

Sent from my SM-T800 using Tapatalk
 

kev74

Active Member
Registered
Joined
Dec 19, 2015
Messages
96
Likes
92
#11
That looks like a slick set up. Is it the ALSGS ALB-310 model?
 

RCGuy

H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
Joined
May 22, 2018
Messages
10
Likes
4
#12
That looks like a slick set up. Is it the ALSGS ALB-310 model?
Yes it is. Very happy with it so far. Check out the mounting mod by Petertha in this thread.
 
[6]
[5] [7]
Top