Here are some pictures of where I am at today.
I have removed all of the parts that were needed for maual operation, but are not needed for CNC. They are available for purchase if anyone is interested.
On the electronics side I have 2 AMC brushless servo amps and a 50v power supply. Since the lathe only has about 15" in the z, I would like to get at least 50ipm and preferably 100ipm.
For the BOB power, I scored a Phoenix contact 24v, 2.5 amp power supply for the I/O. To power the dspmc/ip and the 5v needed for the bob control power I had a combined 12v/5v potrable hard drive power supply.
The control cabinet, terminal strips, and the fuse holders are all dumpster finds.
The jumble of orange wires coming from the drives is just temporary wiring to make sure the drives power up and come out of fault status. I will need to use a few relays to get the enable and fault signals from the drives to the dspmc.
I have 2 40 amp solid state relays to turn on the coolant and something else. I know they are massive overkill, but they work great on my other machines and I bought them real cheap last year.
I currently have a RPC(rotary phase converter) ready to power the spindle motor, but I am saving my pennies to get a Hitachi sj200 vfd since the one on my mill works so well.
The VFD will go inside the factory electrical cabinet. I am considering putting all of the controls inside the factory cabinet, but I will do it only after everything is wired up and tested.
Please feel free to ask question, offer suggestions, or just general comments.
For those of you who want more insight into my choice of controller and its capabilites, see my mill build log here.
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66994 (BTC-1 retro fit using DSPMC/IP controller.)