I have received a CNC kit from Syil for my X3 mill.
I know there are many people on the forum who are thinking about the options
for retrofiting CNC to these mills so I will log my experiences which may help
others in their decision making.
With Syil there is the option of buying the mill already fitted with their kit.
I was not confident like many others with the process of importing a machine.
Customs, duty, taxes and no experience with doing all that was a disincentive for me.
Your confidence or experience may be different to mine
Also I was able to buy the machine localy for a very good price.
The kit came in a flimsy cardboard box that I would not be game to ship
ballscrews etc. in, however they made it unscathed so no problems
As it worked out the box came through our customs with no duty or tax.
In Australia these things can be a bit hit or miss. Yours might be different
Dealing with Syil and language differences can be interesting but they have been helpful and enthusiastic.
The only way I had to pay was by internatinal bank transfer, PayPal would have made things much easier.
I decided on the Syil offering over others that I could find because they had what seemed to me to be the best ballsrews,
double preloaded nuts, dual angular contact bearings and looked like good solid motor mounts.
As it turned out just after ordering this kit I discovered one newly available in my home town that looks promising
However that is for someone else to report on.
Syil advertised this kit as having everything needed to do the full installation just as if they had done it. However it is not quite so.
I am not writing to critisise Syil, just that people need to know what is not included as well as what is so they can make informed decisions.
No documentation or instructions of any kind.
Syil were quite surprised that I should ask about this and are putting something together for me as I write.
No wiring to conect steppers with drivers. Syil says they don't know how long is needed so can't supply??????????
No gas spring.
No mounting brackets or actuating tabs for limit switches (or instructions even where to mount them)
The pics look very nice The gas spring and the 40mm longer Y-axis were not part of the original conversion. They were added later after Lou's and Ron's dealings with Syil and there was a minor price increase to that effect -- me thinks. Did you order your kit over a couple of weeks ago?
becuase we think it is easy to install and buy our conversion kits friend must deep konw the X3 much,so we do not provide the instuction paper,becuase every one have different requirment.
we have been take all install pic again,and right now just fully time to tranlater,hehe,we are very sorry for the instuction paper matter.but we really have some clinets have been install it and converted X3 in very well and faster.
ok,Greolt,just for this week,oK,we are in translate language for you.
let me explain why we can not help client to connect the cable from the step motor to driver,becuase this procession must be finish after some base parts installration ,then can be connect,also,some clinets require different step motor driver on differnt axis.so,that is why we don`t connect the cable.