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Old Thu 26 March 2009, 08:49
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
New Avenger automatic tool change cnc "cartridge" spindle - NOW SHIPPING

Blurry Customs now offers high speed electric spindles from Colombo. Your spindle is the heart of your MechMate.

In addition to great pricing, we can provide mounting specifications, and tech support for putting one of these high quality spindles on your MechMate. 1.5HP to 10HP available.

Matching Hitachi X200 VFD's are also available and can be purchased separately or with a spindle.

Feel free to contact us with questions.



http://www.blurrycustoms.com/products
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Old Thu 26 March 2009, 10:44
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
Oh, and you'll always get free UPS Ground shipping on any Colombo spindle shipped in the continental USA
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Old Thu 26 March 2009, 17:11
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Alex, what is your approach to:
- connecting the thermal protection (thermistor) in the spindle
- using a reactor between the spindle and VFD
- employing ferrite rings in the wiring
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Old Fri 27 March 2009, 09:22
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
Gerald,

The VFD that we generally use (Hitachi X200) has built in logic inputs for the thermal switch. All of this monitoring and protection is internal to the VFD.

Most of our applications use fairly short wiring (20 ft). We have only required the use of an output line reactor a limited number of times. They seem to be best suited for applications with long wiring (75ft plus).

Our EMI filtering is generally accomplished with shielded cables, X200 internal filters, clip on ferrite ring filter, etc. Some applications require more filtering, and some less.

I hope this answers your question. Let me know if it doesn't.
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Old Fri 27 March 2009, 12:13
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Quote:
Originally Posted by blurrycustoms View Post
we generally use (Hitachi X200) has built in logic inputs for the thermal switch.
Would like to check this out, but the x200 doesn't appear to have an English manual? (See Hitachi's download page http://www.hitachi-ds.com/en/downloa...uals/index.php)
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Old Fri 27 March 2009, 12:26
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
Here is the english manual:

http://www.blurrycustoms.com/docs/X200_instruction.pdf

Page 4-24 has some details on the thermal switch.
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Old Fri 27 March 2009, 18:16
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Alex, that is the first time that I see a VFD that handles the Euro standard 3 kiloOhm PTC thermistor without needing extra resistors, or without sacrificing external analog speed control. Good english explanations there as well.

Are you equipped to do bearing replacements?
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Old Fri 27 March 2009, 19:31
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
I have been very pleased with the performance of the X200 as well. It is a great unit. Even though it has plethora of features, it is very straightforward to set up as well.

We do not do spindle repair. We are an OEM dealer for the Colombo spindles. All of our repairs are done through PDS, along with warranty replacements.

Let me know if I can help out any more.
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Old Wed 01 April 2009, 10:16
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
Coupon Code for 10% discount on Colombo Spindles.

10OFFCOLOMBO


Valid until April 11, 2009
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Old Wed 08 April 2009, 20:32
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
Packages including prewired VFD 30ft of cable, collets and wrenches are now available on the website.

Colombo Spindle Packages
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Old Sun 12 April 2009, 19:02
robertmonroe
Just call me: Robert
 
El Paso
United States of America
When I'm ready I'll buy my spindle from you. You have good prices and appear to be very service oriented.

Robert
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Old Sun 12 April 2009, 20:40
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
Well, we're looking forward to your order! And getting you set up with a great spindle.

Hope to see some pictures of your build as well.

Feel free to ask any questions.
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Old Sun 19 April 2009, 23:24
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
New coupon code for 10% Colombo Spindles through the end of April. This code can be used on packages as well.

MMCOLAPR

http://www.blurrycustoms.com
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Old Fri 15 May 2009, 13:16
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Alex has been great for setting me up on the appropriate package for my new machine.
Ordering the unit now!

Thanks to Blurry Custom's for great customer service thus far. I guess it pays to advertise!

Sean
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Old Fri 15 May 2009, 22:42
lumberjack_jeff
Just call me: Jeff #31
 
Montesano, WA
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by blurrycustoms View Post
The VFD that we generally use (Hitachi X200) has built in logic inputs for the thermal switch. All of this monitoring and protection is internal to the VFD.
Please forgive the ignorant question, but the implication is that in event of overtemp, the VFD will shut down the spindle without necessarily shutting down the movement of the steppers...

What mechanism shuts down the whole machine in event of overtemp?
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Old Sat 16 May 2009, 03:32
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Good point Jeff. We have been using a thermistor relay (separate expensive device) inserted in serial into the E-stop line so that everything shuts down.

If the VFD does this internally, it might have a set of contacts which can be programmed to open on a fault condition.

On the other hand, if the spindle stops and the stepper motors keep going, the sounds are horrendous, but the damage is no more than a cutter and/or a sheet of material - cheap compared to burning a spindle. (A stepper motor cannot burn out from being jammed).
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Old Sat 16 May 2009, 09:07
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
That is true Gerald, many modern VFDs with support for a thermal switches, also have an E-stop function which would be triggered at the same time the spindle is shut off. This could be wired in the same fashion as an E-stop button, and even inline with an existing physical E-stop button.
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Old Thu 21 May 2009, 11:23
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
NEW SPECIAL:

3.0HP RV73/2 Package, includes:
-3.0HP RV73 Colombo spindle with dual angular contact bearings at tool end
-3.0HP Delta VFD with sensorless vector technology (220VAC-1 or 3 phase)
-up to 30ft of cables prewired and VFD preprogrammed
-3 collets (1/4", 3/8", 1/2")
-Shaft wrench and collet wrench

All for $2,295.00 + Free shipping in the continental USA

(For international orders, please contact me for shipping details.)

This package is not available on the website just yet, so contact me at info@blurrycustoms.com, and we can set up your order.

Available for a limited time.

Last edited by blurrycustoms; Thu 21 May 2009 at 11:32..
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Old Tue 26 May 2009, 15:11
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
For those of you that feel okay wiring a Colombo up yourself, we are also making the package above available without the other accessories.

Non-wired spindle package special includes:
-RV73/2 3HP Spindle
-Delta VFD

Price $1,895.00
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Old Fri 14 August 2009, 19:18
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
NEW 1.5 HP Colombo RV55 Clearance Sale

We are dropping some prices in order to clear out some inventory. Here is what we have to replace those lame hand routers on your MM's.

1.5HP Colombo RV55/1: $750.00
-230V, 18,000 RPM, 2 Pole
-ER20
-1 year manufacturer warranty

Package: $1350
-Includes Delta VFD
-3 collets, wrenches
-Wired, up to 30ft of shielded cable

FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL USA, please contact us for shipping quotes outside of USA.

Email or call to order:
info@blurrycustoms.com
(208) 874-4192

http://www.blurrycustoms.com
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Old Sat 05 September 2009, 09:50
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
5HP and 7.5HP RS90/2 Colombo Spindle Sale

We now have a limited quantity of 5HP and 7.5HP RS90/2 spindles for sale at discounted pricing.

Spindle Specifications:
5HP RS90/2
-Dual angular contact bearings
-18,000/24,000 RPM, 300/400Hz
-ER25 - Max 5/8" Tool Shank
-1 year Manufacturer Warranty

Sake Price:
5HP - $1,795.00
7.5HP - $1,895.00

Contact us if you are interested or have any questions:

Blurry Customs
info@blurrycustoms.com
(208) 874-4192
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Old Sun 06 September 2009, 12:26
donm
Just call me: Don
 
Boise
United States of America
Hitachi X200 micro drives are cheap. 5HP is usually around $325-$350. 7.5HP is usually around $500-$525.

http://www.ctiautomation.net/Hitachi-VFD-Drives.htm
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Old Wed 07 October 2009, 15:09
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
Offer Expires

5HP and 7.5HP offer expires on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 4:00PM PST.

http://www.blurrycustoms.com
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Old Mon 19 October 2009, 14:00
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
New automatic tool change cnc router spindle, pre-release

Hello all,

Blurry Customs is nearing the release of a brand new automatic tool change (ATC) system, designed for our line of CNC routers, DIY machines like the Mechmate, and other commercial systems.

At the core of this system, will be the new Avenger spindle interface. A high precision spindle interface, easily mountable to almost any CNC platform. This spindle platform will be able to handle speeds up to 25,000 rpm, allow for quick manual tool changes, and be easily integrated into fully automatic tool change systems, all while operating on standard shop air pressures.

We have begun this thread to chronicle the release of the system, and request feedback from CNC users. Over the next couple of weeks we will be releasing details of the system, choosing beta testers, and answering questions on the system, as we approach a full release.

We are also hoping to gain a small insight into the demand for this product, in order to efficiently plan for production volumes.

If you have any interest in an affordable ATC spindle system, and would like more information on beta testing, distributing, or pre-orders feel free to contact us at the address below. OEM's are also welcome to contact us for information on OEM sales.

Keep an eye on this thread for updates.

Blurry Customs
http://www.blurrycustoms.com
avengerspindle@blurrycustoms.com
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Old Fri 20 November 2009, 13:00
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America



Just a few new pictures released.

Please email all inquiries to avengerspindle@blurrycustoms.com.
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Old Fri 20 November 2009, 13:29
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Alex…
How about divulge little more tech info, availability & prices here. More would know what is you’re
actually offering and….well….how much $$$
Robert
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Old Fri 20 November 2009, 14:20
blurrycustoms
Just call me: Alex
 
TN
United States of America
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robert M View Post
Alex…
How about divulge little more tech info, availability & prices here. More would know what is you’re
actually offering and….well….how much $$$
Robert
We are getting very close to that point, so keep an eye out.

Thanks for the interest.
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Old Sat 21 November 2009, 10:15
javeria
Just call me: Irfan #33
 
Bangalore
India
Maybe we can mod this to accommodate the Asian Spindles - this is very interesting , may be some day you will start offering things like these http://www.5-axis.com/

good luck!

Last edited by javeria; Sat 21 November 2009 at 10:21..
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Old Sun 22 November 2009, 08:04
liaoh75
Just call me: David
 
Taibao
Taiwan
Very interested. Did you know that there 4KW auto tool changers from China selling for under $3,000 U.S. (And that's with the spindle motor - not an attachment) you have to get your own BT30 tool holders though as none are included. I hope your solution is more more attractive on the $$$$ side of the equation. If so, I'll probably be one of your first customers. Manual tool changing is ok, but I do all the work in the shop and it would be sooooo cool to hit start in Mach and come back to a finished panel with holes drilled, dados cut, etc. etc. etc. Keep us posted, Please!!!
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Old Mon 23 November 2009, 14:35
chrisd7306
Just call me: Chris
 
Melbourne
Australia
Do you have a web site address for these 4Kw auto tool changers. I have searched ebay and done general searches on google but have not been able to find a reasonable priced changers!!
It will be very interesting to see the price of this attachment for the spindle. I just hope that it will fit the very popular Chinese spindle that a lot of people are using on their MMs.
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