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  • Refurbishing an old 3 axis table top CNC......

    A made in Germany CPM cnc machine from ISEL Automation,was ready for recycling. The reason the guy throw it away was the interruptions the controller board often did .
    Pics shows the refurbishing procedure ( total controller board replacement ) and upgrading with integrated PC intel core i5 and touch screen.
    To be continued ..........................
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    Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

  • #2
    Good luck with it. I hope you get it working.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ender5r View Post
      Good luck with it. I hope you get it working.
      Will post videos soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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      • #4
        Printed new bases for the connectors.....
        Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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        • #5
          That is quite a project.

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          • #6
            Yeah! Next step is to solder more than 80 cables to complete the main controlling system. After that the main spindle with the VFD is on the line.....
            Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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            • #7
              ....as long as it's easy to do....just joking. Good luck.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by roon4660 View Post
                ....as long as it's easy to do....just joking. Good luck.
                Got it! Will post more photos and video!
                Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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                • #9
                  Most of the wiring is complete and screwed on in the machine's controlling room.
                  Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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                  • #10
                    I hope you will explain this monster to us when you are done.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by roon4660 View Post
                      I hope you will explain this monster to us when you are done.
                      Oh yes i will!!!!
                      Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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                      • #12
                        Getting closer to completion.
                        This Z axis weights 12kgs and needed two people to get it screwed onto the X axis and fix it up correctly.
                        Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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                        • #13
                          Are you going to use it as a CNC machine and if so what type of jobs would you be doing with it? What slicer will you use?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by roon4660 View Post
                            Are you going to use it as a CNC machine and if so what type of jobs would you be doing with it? What slicer will you use?
                            Well, this will mill aluminum molds. Cnc milling doesn't use slicers. Only CAM ( computer aided manufacturing) software that creates milling paths depending on the type of milling cutter, the strategy ( roughing, finishing, drilling, boring etc). Feedrate , start, end, angle of approaching, departure angle, helical approach in Z or X or Y for three axis. There is a lot more in milling path technology that needs thousand of hours practicing to get experience . For hobby is more easy to approach in cnc milling. It's like 3d printing but little more complicated. If you don't try it, you'll never get it.
                            Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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                            • #15
                              Designing the spindle motor holder. The spindle is 1,5kw 400hz 24000rpms. Ceramic bearings. Net weight 5kg. The holder will be printed in PETG in high temperature 240C to get a robust object.
                              Thinking simple is the hardest way.....

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