1. #1
    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

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by kamranh9 View Post

    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

  3. #3
    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/inde...indles.html#34....sorely tempted......just need another 3000 euros
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by njhussey View Post
    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/inde...indles.html#34....sorely tempted......just need another 3000 euros
    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

  5. #5
    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.
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  6. #6
    Thank you Phill. I will get in touch with them and see if the damage is palatable.

    Kamran.

  7. #7
    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

  8. #8
    OK some searching around, found some potential Asia suppliers. Thought I'd run it by you experienced ones....

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...310155347.html

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...357072263.html


    Any comments or thoughts on these?

    K

  9. #9
    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

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