The redFly system is similar to the redLeaf and redSprout except that is does not include a computer. This is a solution for you if you already have a computer ready for your machine, but would like the electronics done for you.
The redFly comes with electronics and motor wired, tested, and assembled.
Actual motor tuning based on your machine will vary. In some instances you will have to calculate the steps per inch yourself if we do not have the relevant information.
The basic system (first purchase option) has three standard motors (425 oz-in torque) and drivers (3.0 amp per phase) which is perfect for the blueChick, blackToe, or general duty machines). The second option for Heavy Gantry includes two standard motors and drivers like the first option, but has a heavy duty motor (651 oz-in) and driver (6..0 amp) to move the gantry which is perfect for the blackFoot or machines with a heavy gantry. The third option is for heavy duty machines that require large motors (651 oz-in) and drivers (6.0 amp) on each axis.
With this package you receive:
• Motor Drivers 40 Volts 3.0 Amps or 6.0 Amps Max (capable of 1/64 microstepping) depending on the option chosen• 425 oz-in or 651 oz-in bipolar motors depending on the option chosen• Breakout Board - Parallel • 36 Volt 8.8 Amp Power Supply• Panel Motor Cable Connectors• Fan (Near the Middle)• Wood, Plastic and Fasteners in a Clean and Aesthetic Arrangement to Encase the System
The breakout board is wired to the motherboard via a USB connector for constant regulated 5V of power. Under the case, the drivers have a special cut-out to allow for the flow of air to transfer the heat out of the enclosure. To provide this air flow, there is a large fan in centrally located that is powered by the AC line (not DC). Powering the fan from the AC line, rather than the DC internal voltage allows the DC power to be more stable since all regulation of the DC voltage occurs from the power supplies, onward. With a fan of this power, there is always positive pressure within this enclosed space. Openings were carefully positioned to exit the heat in the most appropriate way. Moreover, the positive pressure will limit the amount of dust that enters into the enclosure.
Note: Motor cable will need to be purchased additionally.