Retrofit of Precix 5x10 CNC
randypetersen wrote: Thanks bevins, I will shoot them a message!
I like your idea about the replacement of the motors too. If I went with those I would need the 7i77? or the step/dir controller?
Ya, they put everything in that box... computer/cpuPSU/drivePSU/drives... pretty crowded. So I am going to take cpu stuff out and then just have a stand alone computer. Ethernet wire or db25 connecting them. Should give it some space.
Yes, I use 5i25 7i77 withthe servos. You can use ethernet if you choose though.
randypetersen wrote: Becins, Did you order those motors from China?
Only problem I have is that I am incredibly impatient. Is there a US source?
Actually got a couple projects that I would like to use CNC for, but are way past due. I am working on figuring things out, but I would love to get this machine up and running soon.
Thanks for any input!
Had them in a 2 weeks. I just bought 7 from them and got them for 165.00 each servo/motor/cables.
Check and see if your Z axis motor has a brake though. You can get the servos with a 24VDC brake.
I think I am going to order the 7i77 and then if the drives/motors aren't compatible, I will probably buy some motors like you suggested, i'd still prefer a USA source, just to my impatience.
Yes, I believe the Z has an elecric brake, so will have to find that one.
only reason for not going with 7i77 is I went with steppers, right? and I will probably stay with servos.
I still gotta get part number, but the cnc is located in a place I don't have tools... so now I gotta get some tools there to start checking it out. Thanks
I couldn't seem to find an exact match for these motors online, so I would have to find a compatible motor. I guess what I am saying is, it would be nice to be able to order a replacement piece (motor/driver/controller) without having to change out anything else in the future.
PCW, do you think the 7I92 + 7i77 setup will work with this equipment?
Thanks for all the help thus far and thanks in advance for any info, I really appreciate this community for helping me get this machine up and running!