As some of you know, I am converting my X3 to CNC. Well the final big step is the electronics enclosure. I would really like to utilize the current electrical enclosure that the X3 comes with, but have concerns about space. I would need to move the DC controller to the top of the enclosure to start.
But I need to fit my power supply, breakout board, 2 relays, and 3 stepper drivers.
Another option is to buy a Hoffman enclosure, or something of the like.
I was wondering what others did who converted their X3. It looks like the Syil conversion keeps it all in the original box...
What if you put the power supply and motor drivers in the cabinet and had the breakout, relays, table interface and other connections in a remote control enclosure? See our Mini-IO-Combo product. It comes with a control box and has remote little breakout boards for the Relays and another card to provide the Step & Direction signals for up to 4 axis. If you use MACH3 you can use the second port input for 13 inputs, 4 outputs or for use with our 12 function handwheel and pendant.
There are a variety of styles including rack mount enclosures (19" equipment rack) as well as the NEMA enclosures that have the rubber gasketed doors. Someone on CNCZone was buildling and selling some of the enclosures pictured, MTLaws or a name like that, I have forgotten.
I'm working with a couple of rack mount chassis I got off eBay for my CNC Lathe's enclosure.