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jpitz31
02-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Hello All,

I am in the process of doing a conversion on a Carvewright machine, Changing over to Gecko drives and open source software.

The spindle is controlled by three wires. Everything is proprietary on the machine and the manufacture refuses to reveal any info on the machine.

Any ideas on what type of speed controller I can use to control this type of spindle.

Also any ideas on the best way to determine how to reverse engineer the configuration.

Thanks

Joe

Al_The_Man
02-13-2012, 05:25 PM
Do they use a 3rd party spindle, I assume they did not engineer the spindle, IOW is there a manufacturers name on it?
Historically there have been only a couple of methods, ±10vdc analogue or digital to name a couple.
Al.

jpitz31
02-13-2012, 05:49 PM
Thanks Al,

I will check.

Joe