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spindle hookup
« on: December 22, 2006, 06:56:51 PM »
Does anyone have a schematic that a non electronic type can understand to hookup my spindle to mach 3 using the hobby cnc pro board, I managed to assemble the board, limit and home switches along with e-stop, the drawings on the hobby cnc file board do not make much sense to me.
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Terry

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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006, 08:47:15 PM »
Hi Terry,
    Post a link to the drawing of the board you want to hook it to.

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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2006, 11:09:22 PM »

I don't know if this will work Brett.

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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2006, 01:31:49 AM »
What is the spindle. Is there a controller for the spindle. or is is it just a plug like a router/ dremel.

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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2006, 01:50:34 PM »
I have a porter cable edge trimmer router, I think after giving it more thought, I will just use it manually with an after market speed control attached. Thanks for the replies.
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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2006, 05:27:03 AM »
A Much easier way to do this is with a solid state relay. It is basically a relay that can take 5 volt from your controller board and switch the router on and off when mach tells it to.

Google: crydom solid state relay. Look for a 20 amp 240 volt. they should be about $30 or so and are very easy to hook up..

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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2006, 01:18:25 PM »
Thanks Chad.
Terry

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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2006, 01:24:28 PM »
Hi Terry,
    Did you get it all sorted? Sorry, I had to work most of the weekend. Chad is a great help and very smart.
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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2006, 02:59:53 PM »
Thank you for the replies, I have decided to just turn on manually and control speed with router speed control box, I have it set up now so that turning on the router also turns on my shopvac for chips etc.
Terry

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Re: spindle hookup
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2006, 03:19:37 PM »
Your welcome Terry,
    If you want to make these automagic in the future, let us know.

Brett
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