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John S Seig X3 conversion
« on: July 10, 2006, 02:56:41 PM »
Part way through a conversion of the Seig X3 mill.
Many have done this using the original brackets but I wanted to get it as compact as possible. I think they look horrible when they look like Prince Charles :D



Shows both axis with motors fitted, X still needs the rear shaft shortening.



Start of converting the Z mounting, drive will be by HTD belt at 5mm pitch.



Ballscrews are by NSK supported on matched pairs of angular contact bearings driving thru Oldham couplings.

Still a lot to do, some things are unfinished like no X screw fitted at present although all the parts have been made.

John S.
Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2006, 04:39:47 PM »
Nice to see that you are using the cheap CRAP  ;D
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2006, 05:02:55 PM »
You have to when you are limited by the tools :D

John S.

BTW, did you see the error message I posted on Yahoo.
Bolt circle is still broken, post code comes up with a syntax error
Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006, 06:34:11 PM »
I fixed it and there is a new 2.69 rev in the download of Mach3
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2006, 06:40:50 PM »
Nice looking conversion John.
Keep up the good work.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2006, 07:19:00 PM by ynneb »

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Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2006, 07:54:40 AM »
Up to the test running stage now.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevenson.engineers/lsteve/X3/DSCF0437.AVI

4.5 meg for those on dialup.

4th axis done just limit switches and a bit of tidying.

John S.

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Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006, 10:42:20 PM »
John:

 Very Sweet!!!!!

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(What software is running that puppy. :- )   )

Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2006, 08:30:51 AM »
AHHA!! I think I know what software it is ;)
Fixing problems one post at a time ;)

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Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2006, 08:50:00 AM »
Brian,
Crap answer :D
It's running Mach3 latest release.
Bit of extra tuning this morning and it's capable of 5 meters per min or nearly 200 in/min
Rather scary for a little machine. Just wanted to see how fast it would go to workout the safety factor on missed steps when it's set to a workable 1.5m/min or 60in/min

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Re: John S Seig X3 conversion
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2006, 07:15:43 AM »
OK the machine is now finished and is going to the Bristol show next weekend.

Many thanks to all who have helped in this with advise etc.
the finished mill. [ oops missed the Z handwheel blanking plate ]



The clean side :D   4th axis plug in the side of the electrical box.



The driver box. Claer panel fitted just for the show.



And the dirty side.




John S.