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-DRIVER BOX ENCLOSURE     4-21-01

I save up some money and designed my box. I had a sheet metal shop bend it using 1/8" aluminum. Overall they did an ok job (pic of box is after a lot of cleaning up). The price for the box $65. I used a Dremel with a router bit and the smaller router attachment to cut the box. Use the 35,000 rpm setting and get ready for a lot of mess!


Here is my new enclosure! 3 days of work, 50+ hours, and it came out great! This side shows where my steppers plug into and the spindle over ride switch. I predrilled a hole for a sixth connection incase it was needed in the future. The box is painted with spray paints and holding up well.


LOVE IT


4-21-01


Here is the other side of the enclosure. These are the 2 exit holes for the fan. I have the fan blowing air into the box right at the heat sinks.


Here is the back. The fan, computer parallel port and fuses can be seen. It Works GREAT.

Currently, I have moved the spindle over-ride switch to the front and have added an AWO (all windings off) switch too.
5-01-01


I wired the steppers using a radio shack 5 pin DIN connector. Using my lathe, I made a tapered backing out of 3/8" round aluminum stock so they would look nicer! I glued it to hold the plastic wire wrapping in place and it's done!


I wired the steppers using a radio shack 5 pin DIN connector. Using my lathe, I made a tapered backing out of 3/8" round aluminum stock so they would look nicer! I glued it to hold the plastic wire wrapping in place and it's done!


Here is everything inside! Clockwise- 4th axis board, then you can see the 25 amp/400 v bridge, then 10amp 12-0-12 transformer, 15,000 uF capacitor, fuses, radio shack 110v fan, motor outputs, 3 axis board and above that, the board my brother made to turn the spindle on/off.


All the standoffs for the PC boards and power supply where made out of aluminum and on the lathe


I blew up my KBIC board, On/Off and 4th axis!    OUCH!

Somehow I blew up my spindle ESC and single axis while turning on the power! Power surge? I found a new KBIC board on Ebay.
For more information on the Sherline speed control click
KB Electronics.


DRIVER BOX ENCLOSURE  UPDATE 1-5-04

I have rewired my entire setup. Everything is now in the driver box as I once wanted it. Here is a pic of the outside.


ALL THE STUFF


Here is a picture of the contents inside. I have tried my best to make sure everything is isolated and grounded as needed. Someday, this thing is going to blow up, lots of stuff :) Can we say "fire hazard" hehe :):)


1-6-04



CAMTRONICS RETIRED...not because it did not work beautifully but because I moved to a servo setup on my K2 CNC Router and have the Gecko Drives I bought for it to now use on my Sherline Mill. The box almost looks empty now :)


I totally forgot I made this when I was making my setup! I just found these pics 11-2011 and had to include them here!! My first original box was made out of plywood holding the 3-Axis board, power supply, fues, fan, and other misc. Items.

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