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Greetings,

   Jere are some pics for a 5 axis, Jog-Learn, Spinning Lathe I am doing for a client. The panel is about 75% complete.
I still also have the pendant to do, it will have a switchable choice between 2 MPG control or 1 Two axis Track ball MPG.
The user can cycle through all 5 axis of control and the X and Z (standard lathe axis), and A and B (ATC for tool selection and attack angle).
the fifth is a Backer wheel for doing support and flanging work. The physical machine was done by Russel metal spinning machine is  a custom ground up build, and uses ball screws. The Panel, electrical, install, and Mach screens where done by me.

Spinning Lathes are used to make: Nose cones, Overhead light relectors, cups, out of a metal disk that is pushed over a mandrel
with various "Wheel shaped" tools.

Scott
« Last Edit: September 06, 2007, 10:35:16 PM by poppabear »
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 06:02:33 PM »
That Looks awesome! Nice work.

Chad


Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 06:11:12 PM »
Looking good!!

What is the board that is circled on the picture?

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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2007, 01:40:03 PM »
Dennis:  it is one of Aurturos, reversable BOB's

Chad: Thanks

Scott
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2007, 10:29:54 PM »
Looks good Scott, looks real good  ;). I would love to see a video of it running when finished.

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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 04:04:07 AM »
Yes a full video of the machine would be great.
Upload it to our youtube section and then stream it into this thread.
It looks like a great machine.

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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007, 05:33:32 PM »
I dont know what you mean by stream it to this page?

The clients "Maintainance" people are currently mounting the Box, and making a "More physically secure" computer Enclosure cabnet.
Hopefully, they will be done by this weekend  or at latest next weekend, then I will go up to the site and "Tune" and config Mach
for the Machine.
I don't have a "Movie camera", but my digital camera can take some very short length 10-15 seconds or so of vidio.

Scott
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007, 06:50:23 PM »
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I don't have a "Movie camera", but my digital camera can take some very short length 10-15 seconds or so of vidio
No pressure, only if you want to, but we are interested to see.
You can take the short movies and stitch them together easily in windows movie maker. (Start/Programs/Accesories/Windows movie maker)
I,m sure you know where our utube video section is? Upload it to there, and send me a PM when you are ready for the streaming setup.

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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2007, 07:46:59 PM »
Well went up to KY, this weekend to install the control system on the machine, got about 80% done, then a Gecko drive blew up (my fault turned the current gain the wrong way), which melted the ps side to my bidirectional break out board. So progress is stopped for now.
It was good to see all the axis moving, I still have to tune the Geckos and the ADC's, not looking forward to eigther one of those, anybody want to help? I could sure use another set of expiereced drive tuning hands on a machine of this size.

Here are some pics to show where we are now.  IF anyone is neer to Lexiton, KY and would like to pitch in on some Mach machine help let me know!!!!

Scott
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Re: 5 axis Spinning Lathe: machine and control panel in progress
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2007, 07:49:17 PM »
more pics
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