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    Default Anilam Encoder/ scales wiring

    I have a Lagun ftv2 that originally had a crusader M cnc unit on it but the previous owner removed it, along with just cutting the wiring to the Anilam A2 scales on it. I contacted Accurite for a pin out / wire color conversion to a dsub9 but what I was given doesn't work. Can anyone help with this?

    Also, this machine didn't come with a drawbar (just a plate over the area where it would). I'd like to add one to it, as I don't like the locking collar that's on it. If anyone has the manual or parts list for the ftv2 I would greatly appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Anilam Encoder/ scales wiring

    It could be that the scales are damaged and just don't work. What are you trying to connect them to?

    It's pretty easy to make a draw bar. The really easy way is to buy a stick of B7 or Grade 8 all thread of the proper thread, and just cut to length.

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    Default Re: Anilam Encoder/ scales wiring

    Trying to connect them to just a cheap 3-axis DRO. You might be right about them not working but I'd still like to try and keep them. I know they originally had a round 7 pole aviation connector.

    The drawbar isn't the issue. I need to determine if there are anymore pieces missing or added because this machine didn't have a drawbar ever.



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    What are the wire colors that you have? Maybe a part # on the scale? I'm pretty sure that Anilam scales used 5V quadrature output and a 5 micron resolution, so should be compatible with most modern DRO's

    The only parts I have ever seen in a drawbar is the screw, the top nut (pinned to the screw), and a washer. The drawbar just contacts the top of the spindle. Not all spindles have the through hole for the drawbar. I have seen some #30 and #40 spindles, when equipped with a quick change nose, that did not have the through hole.

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    Default Re: Anilam Encoder/ scales wiring

    Thanks for the info on the drawbar. I'll have to look at the head and check for the through hole.

    This is the only label I can get to on the scales.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/t3y04g0x90...14934.jpg?dl=0

    It's 9-wire + shielding. Red, blue, pink, green, brown, black, white, grey, yellow

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    Default Re: Anilam Encoder/ scales wiring

    As best I can find this should be the correct wiring

    A Green
    /A Yellow
    B Blue
    /B Red
    I Gray Not Used
    /I Pink Not Used
    5V+ Brown
    Gnd White
    Black Not Used

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    Default Re: Anilam Encoder/ scales wiring

    TY I'll give that a try.



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