Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

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Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

Post by WillAdams » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:35 pm

Here's a first take on this: http://docs.shapeoko.com/wiring_2.html

Scroll down to the bottom to see wiring things up using zip ties weaved in and out of the three cables so as to keep them flat:

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which when covered in expandable braiding makes for a neat appearance and allows one to mount the Arduino at the front of the machine:

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Anyway, that was the best I could come up with --- I'm looking forward to seeing much better ideas from other more creative people.
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Re: Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

Post by Arbies » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:19 am

Used to use a trick with zip ties for spark plug wires. Keeps them neat and lined up. If you zip ties are small enough and you have a bunch.

Here is a pic I found on google real quick:
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Re: Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

Post by WillAdams » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:39 am

That looks like a better option and easier to implement.

Thanks!
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Re: Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

Post by Tom Smith » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:27 pm

WillAdams wrote:That looks like a better option and easier to implement.

Thanks!

Is it me, or does anyone else find it ironic that we're cobbling together clips to hold wiring for a machine made to cut small parts? :-)

Though that is a pretty good quick solution to the wiring problem, I have to admit :-) I'll try and put my money where my mouth is later!

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Post by WillAdams » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:57 pm

Yes, but it's the whole bootstrapping problem --- can't cut parts until the cables are run, can't use nicely cut parts to manage the cable until the machine is cutting parts.

There are 4 shop-made link options on the wiki: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... #Shop-made (we'd all be glad of more though).

Im looking forward to seeing other better ideas from this next generation of machines.
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Re: Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

Post by Tom Smith » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:48 pm

WillAdams wrote:Yes, but it's the whole bootstrapping problem --- can't cut parts until the cables are run, can't use nicely cut parts to manage the cable until the machine is cutting parts.

True, though more applicable to spindle mounts than cable routing :-) It's a good idea, don't get me wrong. I just laugh at myself sometimes for doing the exact same thing :-)
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Re: Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

Post by WillAdams » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:21 pm

The weird thing is I'd completely forgotten about trying this:

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(from http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1691 )
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Re: Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

Post by BrittanyAustin » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:17 am

the zip ties are braided around a set of cables to make them tidy. When woven together like this, the zips tie the wires together - while maintaining their independence.
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Re: Cable management w/ zip ties and braiding

Post by CrazyBillybob » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:58 pm

It has to be said..... Because "RoadKill"..... There that's out of my system :D

The RoadKill guys have shown this method for Spark plug wires, Just never thought about doing something like it on my CNC wiring. Good Tip.

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