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Question: What will be the amount of cable carrier that I will need for a greenBull 5x?

Current Solution

To determine the length of cable carrier you will need for a single axis, measure the axis travel of your machine, divide this by 2 and add 12 inches. The radius of the curl is 2 inches.
The amount of cable carrier needed for the CNC machines that we provide will be:

blueChick: Total 4 Ft

blackToe: Total 5 Ft

blackFoot: Total 8 Ft

greenLean: Total 8 Ft

greenBull 5x: Total 10 Ft

greenBull 6x: Total 11 Ft

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### Other Possible Solutions to this Question

• how much will it cost to post the greenbull 6X to New Zealand? my post code is 0930 if that is needed. Thanks!

You can use our shopping cart to determine the shipping. Add the machine and the parts you want to purchase, enter your shipping address and click on the Calculate Shipping Button to get a price for shipping. The shipping charges are determined directly from the carriers at the time of pressing that button.

• I'm planning on purchasing a Greenbull 5x (hybrid laser/spindel). What other expenses will I have for having a fully operationel machine

You will need to make sure you have a 220 volt outlet near the machine. You will need some wire to connect the electronics unless you purchase the redFly, redLear or redSprout plug and play electronics. To maintain cooling for the spindle, you will need some silicone tubing to provide for water exchange within the spindle, a bucket and pump to pump the water. You will need a table built as per the dimensions on the greenBull page:
https://www.buildyourcnc.com/greenBullCNCMachineKit.aspx

For cutting material, you will need end mills which are consumables that will be purchased frequently as they wear.

The pump and silicone can be found here: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/category/pneumatic-hydraulic

• What size and length of cable carrier suits the BlackTooth laser cutter?

The space within the blackTooth laser cutter is so tight that a cable carrier will not fit.

What size and length of cable carrier suits the BlackTooth laser cutter?

• What is the complete list of items (BOM) w/o electronics that ship with the greenbull cnc?

A generalized list of what comes with the machine is on the product description page. A full packing list will come with the order, so that you can check for missing parts. We can not provide a full, detailed, list of parts without an order. If you have ordered from us, and your packing list is missing, you can contact us by email, providing us with the name you ordered under, and we will send a copy to you through email.

What is the complete list of items (BOM) w/o electronics that ship with the greenbull cnc?

• Is the Greenbull5X capable of being used for shop production work on a daily basis

Yes the greenBull, is capable of that operation, which we also use one for our production line, which conducts all the manufacturing of our machines that we sell.

Is the Greenbull5X capable of being used for shop production work on a daily basis

• I have a greenbull 5x with the long Z. Is there a laser kit that I can get for that model?

Yes, we can provide a laser attachment for the long Z version of the greenBull 4x, 5x and 6x. Please call us to get more information and pricing for the laser attachment.

I have a greenbull 5x with the long Z. Is there a laser kit that I can get for that model?

• What are the overall dimensions for a greenbull 5x10

The overall size (Foot Print(Roughly)) is:
W: 90" x L: 142.5" x H: 35"

Height:
Is from table top to highest point and not from the floor to highest point.(H for the 5X/6X can vary in size due to the height of the table/frame, since it can be adjusted to the specific needs of the customer)).

What are the overall dimensions for a greenbull 5x10

• What does the greenBull kit include and what do I need to include?

The greenBull 4X comes with all of the components and electronics to assemble the gantry of the machine. You will need to build the table. We provide the rails and roller chain for the X-axis (along the length of the table for full 8 feet of travel). You will need to provide some wire to connect the electronics and a computer to run the machine. You will also need to purchase the software that you will need to run the machine that matches how you will apply the machine. We suggest the mach3 control program. The CAM program is up to you as there are many options out there.

What does the greenBull kit include and what do I need to include?

• WHAT DOES THE GREENBULL KIT INCLUDE AND DO I NEED TO INCLUDE?

The greenBull 4X comes with all of the components and electronics to assemble the gantry of the machine. You will need to build the table. We provide the rails and roller chain for the X-axis (along the length of the table for full 8 feet of travel). You will need to provide some wire to connect the electronics and a computer to run the machine. You will also need to purchase the software that you will need to run the machine that matches how you will apply the machine. We suggest the mach3 control program. The CAM program is up to you as there are many options out there.

WHAT DOES THE GREENBULL KIT INCLUDE AND DO I NEED TO INCLUDE?

• I have purchased cable carrier chain and would like to know if you could send me a copy of that order as I need to purchase extra lengths of the links I bought. Thanks

If you were logged in when you made the purchase, you can click the "My Account" link at the top of any page on this website and see all of your orders, order line items (with direct links to these items), and shipment information.

Here is a link to the "My Account" page for your convenience:
https://www.buildyourcnc.com/CustomerInfo.aspx

I did not see your username on your internal customer record, so I added this username and you should be able to see the information in the "My Account" page.

I just tested your accounts page and the cable carrier links are in there. Thanks and please let me know if you need further assistance.

• How do I know how to hook up the red fly? What color wires do I solder on which pin of the connectors? Was there suppose to be any instructions that came with it, or the entire greenbull for that matter?

The greenBull instructions are found on our website. Each machine has a page, which you can locate by clicking on "CNC Machines" from the left hand menu and choosing the particular machine you have. Scroll to the bottom of that machine page and you will find complete instructions. The page for the greenBull 5X, for example, is : https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X

The redFly is typically sold with motors already wired to conductor cable with 4-pin connectors; these need simply to be plugged into the control box. There is no soldering required. If you have a different configuration, please contact us directly at techsupport@buildyourcnc.com with information about your specific application (and a photo, if possible) and we will be happy to provide you with further guidance.

• What doesn't come with the electronics that I will need so it will work?

Here is a list of the parts needed to get the electronics combo functioning (parallel or USB interface options):

- 22 or 24 gauge stranded hookup wire to connect all of the drivers to the USB or parallel interface (terminal to terminal connections),
- 18 gauge stranded hookup wire to connect the drivers to the power supply,
- a power cable (extension cord) to connect from the power outlet to the power supply,
- 4 conductor cable to connect the drivers to the stepper motors,
- a USB cable to connect from the computer to the USB interface (or for power to the parallel interface),
- for the parallel interface, a parallel cable is needed (male to male db-25),
- a computer (for parallel interface, the computer will need a parallel port and if the computer does not contain a parallel interface, the motherboard may have a header for it, or you can purchase a parallel adapter to plug into the motherboard, very inexpensive),
- cnc control software: for the USB interface, you will need planet-cnc software, for the parallel interface, you can use any industry standard cnc control software (the typical is Mach3 for Windows, or EMC2 or Linuxcnc for Linux (Linuxcnc.org).

5v power supply is not needed. The 5 volts signal level power is derived from the computer through USB on both types of interfaces.

What doesn't come with the electronics that I will need so it will work?

• I am interested in buying the greenBull 5X Long Z CNC Machine Kit, but it is not clear for me what is included in this kit. Is there anything else I need to get the machine work?

The greenBull 4X comes with all of the components and electronics to assemble the gantry of the machine. You will need to build the table. We provide the rails and roller chain for the X-axis (along the length of the table for full 8 feet of travel). You will need to provide some wire to connect the electronics and a computer to run the machine. You will also need to purchase the software that you will need to run the machine that matches how you will apply the machine. We suggest the mach3 control program. The CAM program is up to you as there are many options out there.

• What are the table dimensions for the greenBull so I can build it.

Actual table dimension: 4'x8' is 56.078"x 121.50" (the overhang in the illustrations should be 3/4" thick)
To determine the frame dimensions, first consider using the frame height shown of almost 3' (2.86'). The width of the frame should be 4" narrower than the dimension from rail edge to rail edge (6X rail to rail is 80.078"). This will provide a 2" overhang on both sides (4X frame width should be 56.078").
The length of the frame should be 4" shorter than the desired length of the rails to provide a 2" overhang on both ends. The travel length will be 20" shorter than the rail length due to the space occupied by the gantry sides.
Two long pieces of 3/4" material will need to be placed on top of the frame with the 2" overhang on the sides and the end. These long strips of material will receive the rails and the chain mounts on the ends.

https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X

What are the table dimensions for the greenBull so I can build it.

• what are the table dimensions for 4' by 8' heavy duty greenbull?

Actual table dimension: 4'x8' is 56.078"x 121.50" (the overhang in the illustrations should be 3/4" thick)
To determine the frame dimensions, first consider using the frame height shown of almost 3' (2.86'). The width of the frame should be 4" narrower than the dimension from rail edge to rail edge (6X rail to rail is 80.078"). This will provide a 2" overhang on both sides (4X frame width should be 56.078").
The length of the frame should be 4" shorter than the desired length of the rails to provide a 2" overhang on both ends. The travel length will be 20" shorter than the rail length due to the space occupied by the gantry sides.
Two long pieces of 3/4" material will need to be placed on top of the frame with the 2" overhang on the sides and the end. These long strips of material will receive the rails and the chain mounts on the ends.

https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X

what are the table dimensions for 4' by 8' heavy duty greenbull?

• BUILDING ONE OF YOUR GREENBULL 6X LONG AND 2.2 KILOWATT SPINDLE DOES NOT FIT. SEEMS LEAD SCREW YOU SENT WITH KIT IS SHORT 42" LOOKS LIKE IT NEEDS TO BE 5 OR 6 INCH LONGER. THIS CORRECT? WHAT THE NEEDED LENGTH FOR UNIT?

The leadscrew length for the greenBull long Z-axis is 47 inches.

• The plans/hardware option for the greenBull includes what?

The plans/hardware/electronics/mechanical includes everything but the wood structural components that can be cut by the customer. This plans/hardware option includes all of the electronics, like motors, drivers, controller, and all of the cables and wires to connect all of the electronics together. The mechanical components include shafts, couplings, linear rails, bearing blocks, sprockets, lead screws, etc. The hardware consists of all of the screws nuts, insert nuts, cross dowels, etc, to assemble all of the structural, mechanical, and electronics together.

The plans/hardware option for the greenBull includes what?

• What are the dimension of the greenBull 4x with dual laser/spindle head?

The shipping weight (with crate) of the greenBull 4X CNC machine with the dual laser/spindle head is 230 lbs. The overall dimensions are: 76"x36"x27". The crate is typicall send via freight.

What are the dimension of the greenBull 4x with dual laser/spindle head?

• X axis won't move on 5x10 GreenBull, it just shutters unless I manually with my hand give it a push then it will jog. What should I check?

If your axis shutters and will not move unless moved by another force, that sounds like your acceleration is set too high. Lower the acceleration until it works well, then lower it a bit more to have a margin of safety.

Users response:
I've lowered my acceleration to 1 in the StepCon program and it still shutters when I jog it, anything else I could check?

Buildyourcnc response:
IF that didn't work, try swapping the X and Y drivers. That way you will pinpoint if the issue is the driver. If the proplem persists, then there may be an issue with the motor itself.

Buildyourcnc response:
The X and Y drivers can be easily swapped by swapping only the motor wires.

- Remove the x-axis motor wires from the X driver.
- Remove the Y motor wires from the Y driver.
- Insert the X motor wires into the Y driver.
- Insert the Y motor wires into the X driver.

Buildyourcnc response:
Now the Y-axis will move the gantry. Test the Gantry movement by moving the Y axis using the up and down arrow keys (mach3).

Users response:
Problem is now solved, I switched the X and Y at the redFly and got the same problem, so then I undid the wires going to each motor and switched them there and it I had a bad solder point in the X axis connector, thank you for the help

Buildyourcnc response:
You're very welcome. We will make sure to thoroughly check the solder points on the cable connectors prior to a redFly delivery.

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