Well I have the VFD on order. Think I got that straightened out.
Next question I have is I'm looking for some info on an encoder. This is from a 'B' model KMB1 mill. I pulled it off the X-Axis. Its of a newer vintage then the Y and Z axis encoders. But have not been able to get anything from the MFG yet.
The MFG is BEI and the only numbers on the unit are "mx21-566" "date code 9842". Trying to figure out if I'm going to be able to use these or if I'm going to need to order some new ones.
If I understand it correctly I could use 500 count encoders and use 4x on my drive to get 2000 counts per revolution. The ball screws are .200/rev which would give me (.200/2000 = 0.0001 resolution).
I have not been able to find out what the stock encoder count was on a 'B' model KMB1.
I'm looking for any info on this as to what the encoder count is and what each wire is. Need to try and figure out how to connect this to my Dugong drive.
Wire colors coming out of the unit are; black, white, green, orange and red.
Will try and get some pictures of the retrofit posted.
Finished fabrication of the new control panel arm and box. Well have that painted tomorrow and hopefully installed on Tuesday.
I can then start installing the electronics. Kflop, Kanalog, DG2S-16035 (Dugong) drives, TECO 7300CV VFD, 17" ELO touch panel. Going to use Mach3 since that is what I run my router.
Any help would be appreciated.