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Electrical Bits & Bobs First Round

Electrical Bits & Bobs First Round

Posted by Jonathan Gee on Mar 11, 2022

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Acquiring Electrical Components

Posted by Jonathan Gee,

11 Mar 2022


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Electrical Bits & Bobs

Arrival of some of the Electrical Components that will be required for the control cabinet.

Arrival of some of the Electrical Components that will be required for the control cabinet.

24V Power Supplies from driving the contactors and some other bits and bobs plus a 5V PSU for the MESA Control Card.

24V Power Supplies from driving the contactors and some other bits and bobs plus a 5V PSU for the MESA Control Card.

Five 20AMP Isolators for each of the Servo Motor Drivers.  In the early stages I decided to plan the cabinet to have provision for a 4th Axis.

Five 20AMP Isolators for each of the Servo Motor Drivers. In the early stages I decided to plan the cabinet to have provision for a 4th Axis.

Five Contactors for individually switching the Servo Drivers. I am planning to wire the panel in-line with DMM's reccomendation to allow control and noise management

Five Contactors for individually switching the Servo Drivers. I am planning to wire the panel in-line with DMM's reccomendation to allow control and noise management. I figure if I don't take shortcuts here, then any potential problem solving with Servos in the future will easier to diagnose with the manufacturer.

Just mucking about seeing how they may be laid out inside a cabinet.

Just mucking about seeing how they may be laid out inside a cabinet.

Oh it was christmas time here so just a little artistic photo of some of the components. I had not obtained everything at this stage.

Oh it was christmas time here so just a little artistic photo of some of the components. I had not obtained everything at this stage. I was still missing the MESA Board, Servo Controllers, VFD, Line Relay and other parts like relays and isolators.

I modelled the Electrical Enclosure complete with most of the components so i could figure out a nice layout.

I modelled the Electrical Enclosure complete with most of the components so i could figure out a nice layout. There is some other things to add but overall I was quite satisified with the proposal. I can't remember if I mentioned it before, but I am not electrically biased, so this is gonna be a steep learning curve for me. I do have some supporting and very helpful friends to advise when I get stuck.

Treated myself to a new tool case for electrical jobs and some fresh screwdrivers, crimp tools etc. The case is not the most spacious as its over engineered really, but it is sturdy and it was only about £35 off Amazon.

Treated myself to a new tool case for electrical jobs and some fresh screwdrivers, crimp tools etc. The case is not the most spacious as its over engineered really, but it is sturdy and it was only about £35 off Amazon.

First Look at Probe Basic running on a 21.5" Touch Screen

Upload 11/03/2022 .Quick Look at the CNC Control software on LinuxCNC, called ProbeBasic, or as I call it, ProbeNotSoBasic because it really is quiet impress...
First Look at Probe Basic running on a 21.5" Touch Screen

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Running the Latency test on LinuxCNC to see how responsive the PC is. I must pass on a huge thanks to Chris Polanski who offered me an awful lot of support getting this running aswell as ProbeNotSoBasic.

Running a Test CAM on LinuxCNC ProbeBasic

Upload 11/03/2022 . Part of the DIY Granite CNC Build. After sucessfully getting ProbeBasic Installed and running, I was able to run a test program to see th...
Running a Test CAM on LinuxCNC ProbeBasic

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Originally Uploaded On: 25/02/2022

Last Updated On: 25/02/2022

Estimated Date Period: : 25/02/2022

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