Upgrading your metal forming and machining equipment does not have to be extremely expensive. In fact, with a little bit of electronics knowledge and a lot of patience, you can upgrade your equipment yourself. The components available on the market are adequate for the job. Resale websites can offer parts at a lower cost, while satisfying the functionality and needed equipment rating such as NEMA. Motors and devices using servo, along with appropriate controllers, are also widely available at a fraction of the cost of new equipment.
- It’s possible to get a small self contained PC, capable of running mach 3.
- The aforementioned refers to the Shuttle SK21G Barebones PC, which does the job well, especially with a SmoothStepper interface card.
- DIY mavens can purchase a small fan that runs on 120V AC to cool off your small self contained bare bones puter.
“The auxilliary panel provides connections for the USB from PC, VFD, Limit Switches, coolant, and other such functions.”
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