Author Topic: VFD controller  (Read 314 times)

firestopper

VFD controller
« on: August 18, 2018, 06:39:18 PM »
After upgrading to a 1640 and my son purchasing a new home, I gave him my older 1440. I wanted to make it as simple as possible (plug and play) so I enclosed the entire system into a wall mounted cabinet. The VFD will jog, brake, variable speed control, rpm readout and carriage stop proximity sensor.
My friend mksj designed the system and programed the VFD. Bench tested (on pallet). Just need to deliver the lathe some 1200 miles up to Eugene, OR.

All the goodies payed out.


Laying out the components.


The VFD, fuse holder, brake resistor, breaker and power supply.


The tape removed and the holes drilled.


Made four 1.750" standoffs to mount the DIN rails.


Next up was to drill the cooling fan and exhaust filtered vent.


Used a 4" hole saw and frog tape to protect the enclosure.


Everything fit nicely.


The lathe side of things. mksj's system in place.


Added a power shutoff switch prior to wiring.


After auto tuning the VFD/motor the programming was compleated.


Plug and play ready.


I purchased this machine new in 09/01 and used it for many projects from gun smithing to prototyping projects. For a Chinese lathe she ran well over the years. The new Arca 1640 is a cadillac by comparison. My son should enjoy this machine while he learns to machine.
Thanks for looking


Turn and Burn,
Paco

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Re: VFD controller
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 06:59:38 PM »
Really nice work. I really enjoy system wiring. I've done quite a bit of point to point wiring for my lathe DC controller that I've rebuilt 3 times now. Lol. But it's all good now! Bullet proof!
Shawn

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Enterprise 10x28 lathe,
Ko Lee 6x12 surface grinder,
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bl00

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 07:17:32 PM »
The photos aren't showing up for me.  Anyone else not seeing them or is it just me?

firestopper

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 07:24:03 PM »
Really? Thats a bummer.
Turn and Burn,
Paco

groundhog

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 07:24:43 PM »
The photos aren't showing up for me.  Anyone else not seeing them or is it just me?
Me either - I see a blue box that says the image was not found ... ect, ect.

bl00

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 07:30:02 PM »
The other post with the dogs works though.

firestopper

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 07:34:17 PM »
Let try it again.






















Turn and Burn,
Paco

firestopper

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 07:36:09 PM »
The other post with the dogs works though.

Yeah, not sure why that photo was gigantic and these failed. I pretty sure I did the same process.
Turn and Burn,
Paco

bl00

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2018, 07:37:54 PM »
I can see them now, thanks.

Bamban

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »
Paco,

That is a nice set up, your son will definitely enjoy that lathe.

Nez
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firestopper

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 10:39:24 PM »
Thanks Nez, just have to make the 1200 mile trek.
Turn and Burn,
Paco

Bamban

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2018, 10:51:47 PM »
Thanks Nez, just have to make the 1200 mile trek.

Paco,

Are you taking 10 to 5 or over the mountains?

Have a safe trip.

Nez
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firestopper

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2018, 11:03:07 PM »
Prolly 10 but its not anytime soon. Gonna have to make a CA run first. Mark (mksj) moving back to CA and enlisted my help to move his mill.
Turn and Burn,
Paco

dlane

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2018, 09:14:18 AM »
I hope Mark knows Cali isnít what it used to be, Iím not sure where in Cali heís going but could you combine the machine deliveryís, just a thought  :) regardless have a safe trip.
Derrick

firestopper

Re: VFD controller
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2018, 09:30:27 AM »
While many are leaving the state of CA, he's decided to return for the more temperate weather. Fallbrook, Ca area looks nice and is close to SD but the bottom line, the state is being run into the ground IMO.

If I had the time, delivering both machines would be ideal, I can't swing it right now.
Turn and Burn,
Paco