Thread: 3 Axis CNC router
The human toolpath is pretty smooth despite appearances - characterful!!
Vibration white finger here I come!
Coming along nicely...love shiney machined aluminium pictures 😁
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Looks great, how long did it take to mill / rout out?
Yeah, 0.5mm is about what I've taken when I've tried routing aluminium, quite honestly though it scares me but my fence set up wasn't as good as yours. It's not too bad if you've got a decent spray of WD40 on it but I couldn't get past the feeling that it was going to catch and rip the router out of my hands.
I have added a fuse to the water pump (not sure what ampage for that yet as haven't chosen a pump yet.)
I have added another contactor and a switch on the 24v circuit to control the pump and VFD
I'm not sure what you mean when you say you just have the E-stop safety relay switch the contactor on. Presumably I still want the drive fault signals connected to the pilz?
Also, I am struggling with grounding the various components. Do I need to connect the motors or drives back to the star ground and if so, how?!
Also should the earth terminal on the VFD just go back to the earth terminal on the plug or the star ground and should the CSMIO just go back to the star ground or should this also be connected back the earth on the power plug?
I know similar questions have been asked and answered elsewhere but I'm struggling to piece it all together...
Last edited by JoeHarris; 18-10-2016 at 01:30 PM.
A bit more work with the drill, bandsaw, router and belt sander followed by a lot of work with a needle file I've almost finished my first motor mount!
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