Hey guys, I have ordered a chinese cnc 3040 with a 1.5kw spindle.
I am wondering from owners of the watercooled 0.8kw 1.5kw and 2.2kw could tell me if you have ever dismantled one?
The one i bought comes with an ER11 collets, but there seems to be replacement collet system for spindles from ER11 ER16 and ER20 and i am wondering if they are actually interchangeable?
Would anyone be able to supply detailed pictures and if possible show one dismantled and/or confirm they are changeable?
If so which one its changeable from/to
here is a link to just one replacement i found on ebay, but there are lots on there like it with different shanks (ie some taperd some straight)
Last edited by Jonathan; 10-05-2012 at 10:40 PM.
The different spindle KW and ER sizes etc make them completely different so therefore not interchangable.
The ER shafts you link to are not replacenments but more extensions and adapters for drilling machines etc or building your own spindle. One of them is MT2 to ER adapter used on mills and lathes.
Here's some pics of a 2.2KW I killed.!!
I can confirm Jazzcnc statement. The chuck is integral with the main motor shaft. I have noth 0.8 kw and 2.2 kw and you just use whatever is on the end.
Hey Jazz, How did you kill that 2.2?
Hiya, Will the suppliers not supply you with a larger collet system if you specify it?
As these items are mass produced I would doubt that a special would be considered. Even if it was, I would expect a hefty premium to produce a one off. It's not quite as simple as putting a larger shaft into to smaller motor casing as it simply doesn't fit.
Whoa - expensive smoke!!!! Let me know if you want to part with the dead bits as it may be useful to have a couple of bearing housings on the spares shelf for my own 2.2.
Very good idea Jazz. The spindles seem to be fairly well built and certainly they are mechanically robust. Should make a good spindle with, perhaps, a multi step pulley to give speed variances etc. Put up some pics when it's done as I'm sure that you won't be the only owner to "kill" one of these spindles!
hiya, Yeah, they are mass produced... With different collets etc :) I would have thought the 'manufacturer' of the machine could just fit a different one...
Its something I have done in the past.
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