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  #91  
Old Mon 26 October 2015, 19:36
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Moving right along
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  #92  
Old Mon 26 October 2015, 20:25
servant74
Just call me: Jack
 
Nashville (Tennessee)
United States of America
Lookin nice. ... I would have recommended taking it to a cheap car paint shop who has a heated shop to paint during bad weather. But hey, you needed that info 9 months ago. ... Just like me, a day late and a dollar short! ... Your build is looking good!
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  #93  
Old Mon 21 December 2015, 12:57
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
The last few parts have been ordered. I ordered the VFD, proximity sensors, and relays for the sensors. I will need to run power above the MM with a power drop from the ceiling and figure out a plan for dust collection. For now, I will build a dust boot and run my portable dust collector until I have something bigger and better in place. I'm getting some assistance from a relative with the mounting bracket for the spindle, the final machining on the pinions, and the flattening of the spider car. I should have those back soon. I also need to mount the control box and the VFD on the MM. I think things should start coming together. The list continues to shorten which is a good feeling. I apologize in advance for blowing the average build time out of the water. Maybe you can throw out the longest build which would be me by a mile.
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  #94  
Old Mon 21 December 2015, 13:09
pblackburn
Just call me: Pete #98
 
South-Central Pennsylvania
United States of America
Herb,
I take it you didn't get the sarcasm from my earlier post above

With the passage of time comes knowledge, well at least we hope so. I see a long build as someone who is building within their constraints and making sure there are no mistakes. I am glad to see you are still at it. Keep up the good work.
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  #95  
Old Sun 17 January 2016, 17:38
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
On To Wiring and Electrical

A little progress this weekend. I'm going to mount the control panel and VFD on a hinged mounting board to the main beam like Surfcnc and TechGladiator. I also installed a permanent vent on the control panel this weekend as well. Two of prox sensors are installed on the gantry and a brand new sheet of 1-1/8" thick mdf is on the cross members. It's not bolted or drilled yet. Below zero (F) temperatures are keeping me from the outside shop. I moved as much to the basement as I could.
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  #96  
Old Sun 17 January 2016, 17:55
TechGladiator
Just call me: Miguel #94
 
Randolph, NJ
United States of America
Looking Good! Are you putting the VFD also inside a vented enclosure?. I don't think you want to have dust going into the VFD.
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  #97  
Old Sun 17 January 2016, 18:49
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Yes, I plan to put it in an enclosure. That's a temporary arrangement. Any suggestions on a good panel to purchase for that purpose?
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  #98  
Old Sun 17 January 2016, 18:57
TechGladiator
Just call me: Miguel #94
 
Randolph, NJ
United States of America
How big is your VFD? I have a few boxes (pvc) that may work as I dont use them anymore. I will just ship it to you.
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  #99  
Old Sun 17 January 2016, 19:11
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
That would be terrific! It is 6"W x 9"H x 7"D. I'll shoot you a private message for payment information. Thanks Miguel!
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  #100  
Old Mon 18 January 2016, 05:49
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
I should take a quick spin down and see your machine.
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  #101  
Old Mon 18 January 2016, 08:59
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
That would be quite a spin. It looks like over 8 hours according to Google maps. I'd be happy to show you the machine when the dust starts to fly. It's getting there!
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  #102  
Old Mon 18 January 2016, 16:16
darren salyer
Just call me: Darren #101
 
Wentzville mo
United States of America
8 hrs. is just around the block for Pete.
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  #103  
Old Mon 18 January 2016, 21:08
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Small task completed. I welded up the hinges to 6" x 48" 13GA sheet metal and used flat head machine screws to keep from interfering when the tubing is attached to the main beam and the panel is hanging. The top machine screws are holding the control panel at the top. That should give plenty of strength to the control panel board for years of hanging around.
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  #104  
Old Tue 19 January 2016, 05:57
Kornerking
Just call me: Pete #127
 
Big Falls, Mn
United States of America
Actually it would only be half that if I combined it with one of my frequent runs to Minneapolis.
I've been to Darrens a couple of times and that is much further.

My cohort and #1 son Tony will be doing the muscle and brain work on this. Thought it might be nice if he actually got to see one first.

Of course Darren does have his new laser engraver to look at. Decisions decisions.

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  #105  
Old Sun 24 January 2016, 13:23
Nikonauts
Just call me: Nikonauts
 
Johore
Malaysia
Quote:
Originally Posted by hflwaterski View Post
A little progress this weekend. I'm going to mount the control panel and VFD on a hinged mounting board to the main beam like Surfcnc and TechGladiator. I also installed a permanent vent on the control panel this weekend as well. Two of prox sensors are installed on the gantry and a brand new sheet of 1-1/8" thick mdf is on the cross members. It's not bolted or drilled yet. Below zero (F) temperatures are keeping me from the outside shop. I moved as much to the basement as I could.
That air vent looks neat! Seems elegant. If you bought it online, could you share the link?

I had this idea about using motorcycle air filter as vent before... thought it might look cool (or maybe just stupid).
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  #106  
Old Mon 25 January 2016, 08:00
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Hi Nikonauts - Here are some links to the manufacturer and a link to the sizing chart. The links show the two parts I bought but size it according to your panel. You can buy them online from several places including FactoryMation:

http://www.saginawcontrol.com/part_info/SCE-AVK34
http://www.saginawcontrol.com/part_info/SCE-FLT34

http://www.saginawcontrol.com/instman/028.PDF
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  #107  
Old Tue 26 January 2016, 11:58
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
http://www.factorymation.com/Product...SCE-FLT86.html
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  #108  
Old Thu 28 January 2016, 20:33
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
A little more progress. I'm happy to have a matching Rittal control panel for my VFD. It fits perfectly and now I can use the same cabinet key. I'll paint everything up after I punch some holes in the square mounting tube at the top and finally get it attached. More small victories.
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  #109  
Old Fri 29 January 2016, 06:33
bradm
Just call me: Brad #10
 
Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Have you met the clearance and ventilation requirements for that VFD? They get warm, and then they get grumpy.
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  #110  
Old Fri 29 January 2016, 09:20
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Not yet. The vents are on the way though. If I have to put a fan in, there is plenty of room. Is it typical to do more than just vents?
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  #111  
Old Fri 29 January 2016, 09:32
bradm
Just call me: Brad #10
 
Somerville(MA)
United States of America
Depends on how hot and how dusty your environment will be. The VFD has internal fans, which will move air and dust; if your ambient temps don't get up into the sweaty zone, vents ought to work. If they do, I would consider a negative pressure fan and an intake filter. You should be able to determine this pretty quickly after an hour of operation or so. I don't mean to raise a large alarm, as long as you're thinking about ventilation, you'll work it out.
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  #112  
Old Wed 03 February 2016, 18:41
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Some minor paint to touch up but I finished the hinged control panel support board. It turned out pretty nice I thought. Thanks for the great idea guys.
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  #113  
Old Fri 05 February 2016, 04:14
Nikonauts
Just call me: Nikonauts
 
Johore
Malaysia
Herb & Sean, thanks for the links!
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  #114  
Old Sat 06 February 2016, 16:14
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Today's progress. The support board is drilled, countersunk, and bolted down with carriage bolts. All 40 holes, well...39 anyway. I couldn't get at one of them. I also mounted the control panel. I'm still waiting for the other vents. They have been backordered but at least the holes are drilled and cut.
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  #115  
Old Fri 12 February 2016, 19:21
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
Time to run the wires. I added a PVC wire duct that measures 2"x2"x approx. 26" from McMaster. I tapped three 1/4"-20 holes for the wire duct into the gantry. I'll try and get wires started this weekend if possible. All of the cable glands are installed so it's time.
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  #116  
Old Sat 13 February 2016, 02:04
Nikonauts
Just call me: Nikonauts
 
Johore
Malaysia
Herb,

Can you please share the length of the cables for each axis, beginning from the entry point of the cable chain?

Thanks.
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  #117  
Old Sat 13 February 2016, 07:46
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
See Doug Ford's post
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  #118  
Old Mon 15 February 2016, 21:20
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
I have the majority of the wires run into the cable chain over the weekend and tonight. I have two of the four motors fully wired and talking to Mach3. Two more to go and getting closer. Lots of wiring left though with e-stops and proximity sensors but I'm taking it a step at a time. Another challenge for me will the the VFD. I'll tackle that when I'm through with the rest of the wiring.
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  #119  
Old Thu 18 February 2016, 21:33
hflwaterski
Just call me: Herb #126
 
Genesee, WI
United States of America
It finally moves!!! It feels good to be this close!

https://vimeo.com/155925926
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  #120  
Old Thu 18 February 2016, 23:17
Nikonauts
Just call me: Nikonauts
 
Johore
Malaysia
Yeay! Congratulation...
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