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Re: BT30 spindle from scratch - with power drawbar and ATC of course
« Reply #570 on: March 19, 2015, 10:04:10 AM »
Oh and I never made the tool holders, bought most from eBay at a good price and only had to buy a couple new, even then the price of them has dropped massively in the last few years.

Hood

Sorry, I meant to say the wedges, which are the tool holder holders . . sorta . .


Thanks for taking the time to explain everything. Very interesting stuff.  Nice chatting with you again!

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Re: BT30 spindle from scratch - with power drawbar and ATC of course
« Reply #571 on: March 19, 2015, 02:44:12 PM »
Meant to say, just in case you were unaware. The Allen Bradley DSD drives can be used with motors other than Allen Bradley ones as long as they have an acceptable encoder and obviously that the current/voltage ratings fall within the drives specs.
You just need to know certain specs of your motor so that you can make up a custom motor file. Below is a pic of the info needed and the type of encoders accepted.

You can even use an encoder without the commutation signals but if doing so every time you power the drive it will do a self sensing routine which would mean the motor would move approx 1/4 turn.

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