1. #1
    Collected machine today, looks quite good, but the cast ally "legs" are in fact feet, and the beast has no legs!!! First job will be to make a table/frame for it and then to sort out the electrics. I may use a different controller than the one that came with the machine.I understand that the machine was built using all ISEL components by a company called Unimatics who were I understand one of ISEL's agents at that time, building and selling ISEL machines to schools etc. Looking at ISEL spec sheets, I think that this is basically a stepper version of the flatcom 40.
    Anyway I am very pleased with my purchase to date. G.

  2. Geoffrey,
    I have the smaller version of the same machine, working area 300mm x 300mm
    Very good machine and highly accurate and repeatable, mine also had no feet so fitted 4 feet I had kicking around off a X3 milling machine.

    Can get pics if you are interested?
    John S -

  3. #3
    Thanks John, my machine actually has cast ally feet with rubber pads and fixing holes fitted, but the advert said it had legs. The table size is 1350x1000, so I guess the working area is about 1100x900. I have the original ISEL controller, but no cables. What controller do you use? Tanks again. G.

  4. Home made in an old Shuttle PC box, 452 drivers, simple BOB with spindle relay and running Mach 3
    John S -

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  6. #5
    Another ISEL friend!

    I have recently acquired an old Flatcom 40, Flatcom 20 and GFM4433. I have replaced the ISEL drivers with various alternatives - the 40 has Gekko 203v's, the 20 has AM882's and I will hit the GFM with some Gekko 201's pretty soon.

    I have some spare parts kicking around so give me a shout if you need anything - equally, if you have any bits you want to shift give me a shout!

    EDIT: FYI, check inside your control box and really have a good look at the stepper drivers. I was very surprised to see in my Flatcom 20 control box that they had in fact used Gekko 201's that had been painted black and incorporated into an ISEL board. I will be using these to re-fit the GFM machine! I guess ISEL were subbing parts of their control systems to Gekko to save developing their own!
    Last edited by badgerman; 04-09-2013 at 12:44 PM.

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