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Craftex CX601 Spindle Control

lucsimoneau

Active Member
OK, here's the overall look of my machine

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Here's the modified spindle drive using a timing belt/pulleys

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And here's the KBSI-240D installed in the bottom of the cabinet with the Acorn board.

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Thanks again for the input ... now back to regular scheduling :)
 

lucsimoneau

Active Member
Since I'm on a roll, do you guys think it's possible to hook up the direction controls to Acorn via the relays (M03/M04)?
Here's information from Franco's Youtube video on his PM-728 machine:

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Was wondering if leads to magnetic switch could be connected to the relays.

Thanks !
 

whydontu

I Tried, It Broke
Premium Member
Since I'm on a roll, do you guys think it's possible to hook up the direction controls to Acorn via the relays (M03/M04)?
Here's information from Franco's Youtube video on his PM-728 machine:

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Was wondering if leads to magnetic switch could be connected to the relays.

Thanks !
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Can you get us the specific model of the KBIC controller board? There’s usually a label on the back of the heat sink. Some of the KBIC boards can survive open armature circuits, some go up in smoke.

It is possible using an interlock relay that cuts power to the KBIC board when changing direction, that’s what was done in the original factory configuration on my BB CT129
 

jcdammeyer

John
Premium Member
Speed control only from Acorn would be fine. I don't think you'd miss the manual controls - and if so perhaps a pendant is in your future? I did not buy a pendant as it is a bit pricey from centroid - instead I bought this weird USB puck thing. I'm using it for manually moving the axis around.

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I have one for my CNC router running MACH3. I really like it.
 
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