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Question #: 902

Question: When will you have the 4kw spindle package back in stock?

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We are depreciating the 4 kW spindle. The size of this spindle is very large and heavy and our supplier is not carrying them anymore. The 2.2 kW spindle is such a good spindle for power and size that the 4 kW spindle is overkill for most of how we use machine, and for the general market that we are in at the moment.

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  • Will your 2.5 KW spindle work with my Hitachi WJ200-022SF VFD and does it have a thermal couple temp output?

    From reading on the Hitachi WJ200-022SF VFD, it seems as it will work just fine with this VFD. However since we have not tried this cross match, I would carefully take each connection and setting into great consideration and detail on both the Hitachi recommendations for setup, as well as our spindles recommended setup.
    Our spindles do not have a thermal couple temperature output.

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    Will your 2.5 KW spindle work with my Hitachi WJ200-022SF VFD and does it have a thermal couple temp output?

  • do you stock the water hose connector for the 1.5kw spindle

    The 1/4" Inside Diamater to 3/8" Outside Diameter silicon tubing is what is used as a water hose for the 1.5kw and 2.2kw Spindles. It can be found here https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/pneumatic-hydraulic-silicone-tubing

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    do you stock the water hose connector for the 1.5kw spindle

  • I have a 5hp 3600 rpm 3phs spindle motor will your inverter work for this application 1.5kw?

    No. Horsepower is a measure of the rate at which a device can do work, as is the Watt. The conversion ratio is about 746 Watts = 1 Horsepower. Therefore your 5hp motor is equivalent to about 3,730 Watts. The kW designates kilowatts, or units of 1,000 Watts. So a 1.5kW inverter can supply only 1,500 Watts. Our larger inverter supplies 2.2kW, but you need a minimum of 3.7kW for your application.

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    I have a 5hp 3600 rpm 3phs spindle motor will your inverter work for this application 1.5kw?

  • Your 2.2kw spindle w/inverter is out of stock for 110v, do you anticipate on offering these soon?

    We may deprecate these units as we had too many issues with them.

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    Your 2.2kw spindle w/inverter is out of stock for 110v, do you anticipate on offering these soon?

  • When will the 2.2kw 110v inverter be in stock?

    It's actually difficult to say when we will get our 2.2kW 110v VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) in stock. The problem of predicting inventory stock with fluctuating sales is a challenge, especially at the price we offer. Please consider the 220v VFD, even if a 220 outlet is needed to be installed. We have found that the 220v VFD units performance to be better than the 110v VFD units.

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    When will the 2.2kw 110v inverter be in stock?

  • When will your 20mm guide rails be in stock?

    (6/10/2018) Transports from China take quite a while unfortunately. I don't actually have a date of arrival as they typically produce documents for transport and we have not seen them yet. When the documents arrive, it will take about 2 to 3 week from that time to actually reach the US.

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    When will your 20mm guide rails be in stock?

  • Hello, I bought your 110v 2.2kw spindle and vfd. When I turn it on it reaches the full 24000 rpm, but will not let me decrease the speed. How Can I fix this?

    Are you using the control panel (front panel with the speed control knob known as he potentiometer)? Or are you attempting to use the computer to control the speed?

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    I am using the control panel, however there is no knob on mine, just buttons.

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    Hello, I bought your 110v 2.2kw spindle and vfd. When I turn it on it reaches the full 24000 rpm, but will not let me decrease the speed. How Can I fix this?

  • When I start my spindle I get a emergency stop in Mach 3. I have run shielded cable and it is grounded at the VFD it is wired per you site instructions. any idea what to check

    You will definitely want to adjust your debounce setting in mach3 if your emergency or limit switch is engaging.

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    When I start my spindle I get a emergency stop in Mach 3. I have run shielded cable and it is grounded at the VFD it is wired per you site instructions. any idea what to check

  • How many poles and pairs does your 2.5 KW spindle have?

    Our spindles are 2 pole, however we do not understand the "and pairs" portion of your question?

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    How many poles and pairs does your 2.5 KW spindle have?

  • I purchased the 4.0kw spindle and VFD a while back, and have just installed a PMDX-107 controller... do you have any examples of the wiring connections for the SL-240EE to PMDX-107?

    If you want speed control, it is recommended to use the RS-485 connection on the VFD and use the control program such as Mach3 to communication serially with the VFD using this RS-485 connection.

    If you would rather use a controller such as the PMDX-107 to simulate the effect of a potentiometer using the Aref, Aout and Agnd and the Rev/Dir and Fwd/Run terminals to control operation and direction, you can connect those to the VFD.

    PMDX-107 Aout connects to the VI (analog voltage in). This is like the wiper on a potentiometer.
    PMDX-107 Agnd connects to the ACM terminal on the VFD for Analog common.
    PMDX-107 COM connects to DCM terminal on the VFD for Digital common.
    PMDX-107 Fwd/Run connects to the FOR terminal on the VFD for Forward.
    PMDX-107 Rev/Dir connects to the REV terminal on the VFD for Reverse.

    Refer to your PMDX-107 manual to correctly configure your dip switch settings and make sure to calibrate (tweak) the speed control using the trimmer next to the terminals on the PMDX-107.

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    I purchased the 4.0kw spindle and VFD a while back, and have just installed a PMDX-107 controller... do you have any examples of the wiring connections for the SL-240EE to PMDX-107?

  • Will the Spindle Z plate fit the Blackfoot v4.1?

    The long wood piece that attaches to the Z-axis may have different dimensions on the newer blackFoot version. Take a measurement of your current length of the long wooden piece and tell us what it is so we can compare them. customerservice@buildyourcnc.com

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    Will the Spindle Z plate fit the Blackfoot v4.1?

  • What is the maximum runout on your water-cooled spindles?

    TIR specifications for the ER-20 collet used on 2.2KW Spindles is .0004 inches.

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    What is the maximum runout on your water-cooled spindles?

  • I HAVE THE REDFLY SYSTEM AND A 2.2KW SPINDLE - 110V HOW DO CONNECT SPINDAL?

    It is not necessary to connect the spindle VFD (Variable Frequency Drive also called an Inverter) to the computer or CNC motion electronics. The VFD can be controlled independently using the control panel on the VFD. The control panel has the ability to control all aspects of the spindle including Speed, Torque, limits, etc. However, you can connect the VFD to the computer so the CNC control program can control the spindle during the CNC Machine operation. You will need to connect the VFD to the computer via a serial conection (in this case, it is the RS-485 protocol).

    The following are instructions on how to connect the VFD to Mach3 via this RS-485 serial connection.

    The first thing you will need is the dynamic link library to pair with mach3 called the Huanyang VFD Mach3 PlugIn. You can find this file at the mach3 support forum here: http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,14182.0.html

    You will also need to download the Microsoft .net 3.5 framework and install it: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21

    Follow the pdf that comes with the library file, but here is a synopsis of what you need to do (I also added a lot more information that may be useful during this process as the manual does not cover the main connections that need to be done):

    You will need to program your VFD so that it knows how to communicate with mach3 and the computer (go into the programming mode of the VFD and change these parameters):
    - PD001 - value 2 - Enables with communication aspect of the VFD
    - PD002 - value 2 - Enables frequency control from the communcations port
    - PD163 - value 1 - VFD address
    - PD164 - value 1 - Baud rate of 9600 (speed of the communication)
    - PD165 - value 3 - 8N1 RTU - 8 bits (that's the size of the word that gets communicated), N (No parity or no error checking) and 1 (1 stop bit)

    Copy the dll file to the PlugIns folder of mach3.

    Connect the RX and TX lines to your computer. There are a couple ways you can do this, but the recommended way would be to use an FTDI USB device which converts a USB to a serial com port. The device will have Rx and Tx connectors to connect to the VFD terminals with the same labels. This method is recommended since serial ports are not as common in computers these days.

    Next, you will need to configure mach3 to use the plugin library. Start mach3 and click on Menu -> config ->Config Plugins. Enable the new plugin by clicking on the red cross on the left column next to the plug in. Restart mach3 after doing this.

    No you need to configure mach3 to use the HuanyangVFD plugin. Go to the ports & pins configuration and select the spindle setup tab. Make sure that the Disable Spindle Relays checkbox is unchecked. We don't want mach3 to output a signal for a relay since the spindle will start up and turn off within the VFD and not from an external relay.

    Next, go to the HuanyangVFD settings by clicking on Menu -> plugin control -> HuanyangVFD. Set the parameters to the same settings you put into the VFD programming. The com port will be shown as new hardward when you plug in the USB FTDI device. A little bubble will be displayed at the bottom right where it will notify you that a new device is being installed (be patient while windows assigns a com port). Alternatively, you can use the windows device manager to see which port was set for the new USB FTDI device). You may need to restart mach3 several times until you get the correct information displayed in the PD001 and PD002 fields. When the com port is correct and the other parameters, like baud and VFD address is the same as you entered in the programming, then the PD001 and PD002 will show the number 2, otherwise, a 99 will appear which means that communication was not successful.

    You can now control the on/off and RPM of the spindle using the RS485 communication between mach3 and the VFD.

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    The question was how to connect the spindle to the redfy. I did not receive a VFD.
    I have the redFly system and a 2.2kW Spindle - 110V how do i connect the spindle?

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    If you received a spindle without a VFD, please contact us asap. Our spindle will not work without a VFD.

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    Hi, how is this setup in mach4?

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    I HAVE THE REDFLY SYSTEM AND A 2.2KW SPINDLE - 110V HOW DO CONNECT SPINDAL?

  • Do you have wood holders for switching my Black Toe from router to spindle?

    You will need a Z-axis mount for Spindle if you are currently using a router.

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    Do you have wood holders for switching my Black Toe from router to spindle?

  • Can I cousult with you on the cnc package I'm interested in?

    Consulting our sales dept, or employee, For a specific package that you might want to inquire about, please email customerservice@buildyourcnc.com for further assistance.

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    Can I cousult with you on the cnc package I'm interested in?

  • can you use oil to cool the spindles instead of water

    Our spindles can only be cooled by water, and a synthetic cooling liquid that can be disposed of as waste water.
    Information from our manufacture, shows that it did not implement the option of cooling it with oil, so we do not recommend trying it since this will void any warranty.

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    can you use oil to cool the spindles instead of water

  • Do you sell the 5x10 or 5x12 machines fully assembled complete with spindle that will do detailed signs in wood. We have very large eastern red cedar are interested in producing custom signs etc.

    Yes, we have fully assembled machines that come complete with the spindle (and laser if needed) with sizes ranging from 1'x2' all the way up to 6'x12' or longer. We can also make custom fully assembled machines with other sizes. All of these machines are perfect for very intricate detailed work including but definitely not limited to sign making, bas relief, cabinetry, architectural model making, engraving, machine parts, automotive, custom sound enclosures (automotive or other), and other scientific application which we have delivered machine for many types of these applications.

    Our machines are as follows (in order by size, larger at top):

    The Fabricator Pro (although stated on the website at 4'x8') can be provided up to a 6'x12' (or longer) size. Call us for the price above the 4'x8' size.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-fabricator-pro-milling

    The greenBull 4x, 5x or 6x CNC Machine is available fully assembled; however, you are responsible for building the table on this machine, but the price is considerably lower. The 4x, 5x, and 6x is a width specification and the length is determined by your table length.
    4x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-4X-milling-hybrid
    5x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-5X-milling-hybrid
    6x: https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenBull-v4-6X-milling-hybrid

    The 4'x8' greenLean CNC Router (Table bed is vertically oriented with a slant) fully assembled:
    This machine is fully assembled with the overall frame. The customer would need to fasten the frame to the wall and affix a spoilboard to the bed.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-greenLean-v1-milling

    The 4'x8' Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter and Engraver fully assembled:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-vertical-laser-xl-laser-cutter

    The 4'x8' blackFoot CNC Router:
    This machine requires a table to be built by the customer.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blackFoot-v4-milling

    The 2'x4' blackToe CNC router fully assembled complete with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-blacktoe-v4-2x4-milling

    The blueChick CNC Router fully assembled completel with table:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/cnc-machine-bluechick-v4-milling

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    Do you sell the 5x10 or 5x12 machines fully assembled complete with spindle that will do detailed signs in wood. We have very large eastern red cedar are interested in producing custom signs etc.

  • how do you wire the 2.2kw spindle and vfd for 110 single phase

    You can find the wiring diagram for the 2.2kW spindle and, follow through instructions here.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/spindle-inverter-2!2kw-spindle-novfd#prettyPhoto/8/

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  • Will any of you boards support running dual spindles and using clearpath servos

    Our Pokeys57CNC CNC Controller will control the Clearpath servos. Clearpath servos can work using standard step pulses and direction signals just like stepper motor drivers, so you can use a wide variety of controllers.

    The Pokeys47CNC has multiple relays on-board, but only one PWM for speed adjustment. If speed adjustment is not important, then you can use this board for more than one spindle. You can also use the Modbus connections (RS-485) in your VFD to control speed and other functions as a way to control multiple spindles.

    You can find the Pokeys57CNC controller here:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/electronicsAndMotors-electronic-component-breakout-Mach4-mach3-USB-ethernet-Board

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    Will any of you boards support running dual spindles and using clearpath servos