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- Feb 16, 2021
What are you using for the control?
- Basic Mach3 package with a Gecko 540 driving a 1200oz Nema 34 Z axis and 540oz Nema 24 X and Y.
- I re-tasked an old Dell Optiplex 980 with an i7 and 19" touch screen for the interface.
- The spindle is a 1.5HP 3ph motor driven with a Teco 2HP drive. It has the belt drive kit so top speed is just over 7500 RPM.
- I've redone the limit switches 3 different times now and finally installed decent prox switches with quick connect cables.
I've been doing Industrial controls/Instrumentation and automation for 30+ years now in many industries but started this project while I was working for a German Automation company who builds robotic riveting machines for Aerospace. This is child's play in comparison but it helped me learn the job at a depth that set me above everyone else.