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kamranh9
28-08-2015, 02:51 PM
Hi all,

I am in the process of designing a new build. Currently at the initial stages of deciding on parts/suppliers.
Hoping to have quite an accurate setup. Linear bearings, C3 ball screws, servos etc.

The one problem I am having right now is trying to find a decent spindle.
I am looking for a water cooled, BT40 (anyone suggest better alternatives?), with drawbar ability as looking to integrate ATC ability.

I want to run this off a servo as well, so not keen on the "fully integrated" ones.
The end aim is to mill a variety of materials from Al to stainless etc.

Can anyone make any suggestions of suppliers or where to source from, I am struggling to find one. Ideally I would rather stick to UK first, EU second, USA. I would like to avoid Asia sourced components as I have been burnt before.....

I would rather pay for quality and assurance, so please help!
Any help and guidance would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Kamran

phill05
28-08-2015, 03:27 PM
Can anyone make any suggestions of suppliers or where to source from, I am struggling to find one. Ideally I would rather stick to UK first, EU second, USA.

I would rather pay for quality and assurance, so please help!
Any help and guidance would be much appreciated.


Have a look here http://www.mechatron-gmbh.de/en/ they have a great team and very helpful have used and recommend them.

Phill

njhussey
28-08-2015, 04:29 PM
I've looked at the mechatron spindles, been quoted 3210 euros for a stand alone 2.2Kw BT20 pneumatic autochange spindle http://www.spindel-shop.de/Shop/index.php?cat=c34_ATC-Series-pneumatic-tool-change-spindles.html#34....sorely tempted......just need another 3000 euros :hysterical:

phill05
28-08-2015, 04:35 PM
I've looked at the mechatron spindles, been quoted 3210 euros for a stand alone 2.2Kw BT20 pneumatic autochange spindle http://www.spindel-shop.de/Shop/index.php?cat=c34_ATC-Series-pneumatic-tool-change-spindles.html#34....sorely tempted......just need another 3000 euros :hysterical:

Laugh at it if you only want a toy to play with but if you want to work it hard pay up and shut up

njhussey
28-08-2015, 04:42 PM
Sorry to offend you Phill....was just joking, they're a top quality bit of kit and as and when I can justify one I'll get one.

kamranh9
29-08-2015, 12:41 PM
Thank you Phill. I will get in touch with them and see if the damage is palatable.

Kamran.

kamranh9
03-09-2015, 09:23 AM
So...I got in touch with Mechatron, they have a large selection of quality spindles. The one I was interested in, with ATC function + SK40, was quoted 7400 Euro ex VAT!
This didn't include an encoder either, which would have had to be a custom product.

So it is back to the drawing board, any other suggestions?
Maybe I need to start entertaining the idea of Asia sourced spindles, anyone have a tried and trusted supplier?

Thanks

kamranh9
03-09-2015, 02:37 PM
OK some searching around, found some potential Asia suppliers. Thought I'd run it by you experienced ones....

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/BT40-Belt-ty-Spindle-Mechanical-Spindle-for-CNC-milling-and-machine-center-Oil-cooled-ATC-spindle/326190_32310155347.html

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/SP026-Spindle-with-synchronous-belt-for-CNC-milling-BT40-ATC-petal-clamp-disc-spring-drawbar/908764_1357072263.html


Any comments or thoughts on these?

K

Noplace
03-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Hi, I'm only beginner so sorry can't help much but just would like to ask about your build, are you aiming to build a vertical milling machine type or just a standard gantry build? it seems the specs of your machine are high which would be interesting to see first time here and I hope you are able to make it successfully, but also it is very expensive!

good luck :wink: