Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

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Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by lilb93 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:42 am

Anyone on here ever convert a Lab VOLT 5600 mill or a 5500 lathe. I did see an early you tube where Marty did i believe a 5400 lathe.
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I always thought it would take longer to grow old.

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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by martyscncgarage » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:15 am

lilb93 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:42 am
Anyone on here ever convert a Lab VOLT 5600 mill or a 5500 lathe. I did see an early you tube where Marty did i believe a 5400 lathe.
OH Ya! :D
They are based on Sherline CNC Machines.

Post pictures of what you have. Machines, motors and control cabinet with stepper drivers. Post here.
If memory serves the stepper drivers were marked with step and direction inputs....they should be easy to convert with Acorn.
The only issue is the DC motor control...if memory serves. Take pictures of it too.

Marty
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Mesa, AZ

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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by lilb93 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:39 pm

I fired both up today on manual on the front board. Everything worked like a charm. All the limit switches on the mill work perfect. Have to get the photos as soon as my daughter :evil: brings back my camera.
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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by martyscncgarage » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:23 pm

lilb93 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:39 pm
I fired both up today on manual on the front board. Everything worked like a charm. All the limit switches on the mill work perfect. Have to get the photos as soon as my daughter :evil: brings back my camera.
WHAT? No Smart Phone? :D
Yeah, I want to see pictures of the stepper drivers (and the rest)
Close up of the circuit board connectors with writing.
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Mesa, AZ

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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by lilb93 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:49 pm

My phone is way smarter than me. takes great photos and will not download them. Thanks APPLE..
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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by lilb93 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:36 pm

Here are some photos of the mill .
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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by 762x51 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:53 pm

Looks like a conversion to Acorn would be fairly simple.
I'm guessing that what they call "Chopper Drive" is a step/direction stepper driver.

The KLBC-240DS motor driver can be interfaced to the Acorn by adding a SI-5 Signal Isolator https://www.kb-controls.co/searchquick- ... words=SI-5

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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by lilb93 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:54 pm

Well just no time, doing a small 6040 ROUTER, and a bridgeport clone. So I just posted them on Craigslist for sale.
Would make a good Acorn conversion for someone looking for a small mill and lathe
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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by martyscncgarage » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:17 pm

lilb93 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:54 pm
Well just no time, doing a small 6040 ROUTER, and a bridgeport clone. So I just posted them on Craigslist for sale.
Would make a good Acorn conversion for someone looking for a small mill and lathe
Gee, how much and where?
Marty
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Mesa, AZ

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Re: Lab volt 5600 mill and 5500 lathe

Post by lilb93 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:50 pm

2500 for the pair in Eastern PA.
Barnesville, PA.

I always thought it would take longer to grow old.

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