And here is what was inside yonder box:
That should work very nicely once I clear out that cage!
I drew up a preliminary layout sketch in Rhino3D:
Let me walk you through it.
First, the box will have the following inside:
- A set of 6 "Axis Modules". More on those later, but consider them to be self-contained Geckodrive sub-chassis.
- A power supply. I bought a nice 70V 1000W supply from Antek for a very reasonable price. This is the same outfit I got the toroidal transformer from for another supply I made.
- PC interface. Currently planning on a Smoothstepper.
- Miscellaneous relay and VFD controls, as well as an E-Stop circuit and other auxilliary components.
Here is a shot of the Antek supply I am using: