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Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2011, 08:08:39 PM »
Heres a slightly clearer pic of it before it went into the cabinet.
Hood
Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2011, 08:41:05 PM »
SWEET !
The eBay Zip Links will be nice. I have 3 but decided not to use them because of their size. Wish I had used them now because I made the cables with ONLY the I/O that I thought I'd need. Would rather have had every pin available at the terminal block ... wether I was using it or not.
Also, I see Automation Direct has Zip Links and cables that will work withthe DSD"s .. reasonable $ too.
Thanks Hood,
Russ
Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2011, 09:02:29 PM »
Holy Crap, Hood that is a piece of art. Do you take it to galleries?

You really do nice work. I saved the pictures of the panel that you made for your lathe project thinking that it would be nice to do something that nice for mine. Then I checked back with the real world and remembered that I just need mine up and running so that I can get the other one out of the shop. Typical small home shop with limited floor space. Not saying that I wont take the time on the Bridgeport CNC, but now.

Thanks again for all your help. Makes me wish I lived next door so I could pop over to lend a hand when you needed it or a cold beer from time to time.
It may not be rocket science, but try to send a man to the moon with out a machinist.

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Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2011, 08:46:17 AM »
Russ
 I always tend to have more connections than I think I will need and a lot of the time they get used. I just got the interface boards and they are nice, only half the width of the others I have here, sadly I only got 3 from eBay so will have to use one of the bigger ones I have :(
All of the inteface boards I have seen for sale in the UK are £30 upwards for 37pin, I did get a deal a while back from a place that was clearing stock and I bought two 37 pin ones for £15 each and I am kicking myself that I didnt buy a few more.

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Thanks for the comments but as I do each machine things get neater so hopefully the Bridgeports electric  panel will be neater :)
My workshop is small as well, I now have 2 units so length is about 70ft overall but width is only 14ft, lathe is 7-8ft front to back,  I only have a passage down the middle of about 2ft, I need to go on a diet ;D

Try and make the best control panel you can, you will be glad you did as it is in my opinion it makes working the machine so much easier.

Hood

Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2011, 11:19:55 AM »
Correction for previous post:
  Appears the Auto Direct ZipLinks will work for the DDM drives with that God forsaken 50 pin connector, not the cool DSD's.
Dang near worth the $90 as they are a royal pina to make up, especially if using all available pins.
 http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Shopping/Catalog/Motion_Control/Servo_Systems/I-z-O_Interface_-a-_Communications_-a-_Software/ASD-BM-50A
Russ

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Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2011, 11:30:44 AM »
You dont really need them all, for example you will be unlikely to need the analogue voltage inputs (+-10v) unless you will be using it with DSPMC etc, then if you are you wont be needing Step/Dir.

This is the ones I use and of them the encoder outs are not needed, well at the moment ;)

Hood
Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2011, 11:40:10 AM »
Sure, you wouldn't need all 50, I should have said "all available pins for your application".
Still, them little buggers are a  P I T A !
Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2011, 01:51:57 PM »
Hood, sounds like you are pretty tight on space too. I don't know how you manage in a space that is 14' wide. My building is 63'X42', but I only heat 2 rooms in a part that is 26'X42'. However the room that has the machinery in it is 26'X21' and includes...
Lathes:
18"x120" Southbend
10ee Monarch
12"x36" CNC conversion lathe plus it's 2'x2' control cabinet
the YAM is an the place that normally has all the welding equipment in it.

Mills:
Bridgeport manual machine
Hurco CNC mill
Brideport ceries I CNC

Saws:
36" DoAll Vertical
18"x16" Johnson model J Horz.

a Reid 618 surface grinder
and tool boxes, carts, tooling cabinets, ect.
all in the one room. Now thats tight. Ill post a few pictures one of these days.

Thats why the YAM is a get er done project. At the moment I am having to do all welding/fab work in the un heated part and in Michigan its cold as he** at the moment. only 7 F yesterday morning and 23F for a high.
It may not be rocket science, but try to send a man to the moon with out a machinist.
Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2011, 02:32:17 PM »
Good Lord ! ! !
All of that in 21 x 26 ? ? ? ?
Wow, that must be tight for sure.
You won't have to worry about a mouse problem, there's no room for one. ha
Anxious to see a pic, then I might be bold enough to post my rats nest. (only room for one rat ... ME )
Re: YAM-550 lathe retrofit
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2011, 02:41:59 PM »
Ya, the disaster that remains after re arranging to Jam one more machine in is the reason I don't post any now. Good lord what a mess. Trying to find new homes for things that had been in place for so long is proving to be difficult at best. I need to buy bigger shoe horn, but I dont know ware I would put that eater. The guy that helps me out when I get slammed call it the war zone.     
It may not be rocket science, but try to send a man to the moon with out a machinist.