LMSCNC wrote: ↑Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:54 am
If you are going with Clearpath SDSK and CNC4PC C86ACCP, have you seen and downloaded this schematic? yes
Do you have basic electrical/electronic skills and can understand the schematics OK? I have some electrical/electronic skills but I may have questions once I start on my control box.
I received my EStop button and the encoder but now I need to find a DB-9 connector as I just assumed it would come with one. where did you buy your DB-9 connector for the encoder?
I am slowly working on a bracket to mount the encoder to the lathe... I was thinking of somehow mounting a plastic gear the same size that's on the spindle to the encoder.
I would also like to move some controls from the lathe to the acorn board like the forward/reverse switch and the speed control... any suggestions there?
If you are not handy at soldering you might consider one of these:
DB9 Breakout Connector to Wiring Terminal RS232 D-SUB Male Serial Adapters Port Breakout Board Solder-Free Module with case( Female Serial Adapter)
DO note you have to solder the drain wire to the shell. I would tin each wire with a bit of solder to give them some mechanical strength before snugging them down in the terminal blocks.
If you think you can solder, then these:
You don't need 10 but they are cheap enough:
10Pcs DB9 Male Connector Kit Solder Type Plastic
You need to belt the encoder at 1:1 with timing pulleys and a belt. I would imagine plastic pulleys would work provided they are secure and don't slip. Personally I would go with aluminum and bore them out.
We don't know how your spindle motor, spindle drive works. You'll have to post pictures and describe what you have.
If you plan on trying your hand at threading, you are going to want good spindle control. You may have to change the motor out to a 3 phase motor and good VFD.