SO3 Control Box

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wunderaa
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SO3 Control Box

Post by wunderaa » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:01 pm

Thought I'd throw this out there. I slapped together a control box for my unit this week. Inside of here, I've got start/stop buttons for spindle and dust collector through relays, the 24V supply, e-stop. Future add-ons will include signaling for touch plate, e-stop input to Carbide 3D board, feed hold, spindle enable from the carbide board. Wiring isn't so pretty, since it's what I had on hand. Functional though! If there's a desire for part info, just let me know.

Regards,
Aaron
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TomDChi
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Re: SO3 Control Box

Post by TomDChi » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:02 am

Very interesting! A couple of noob questions:

What is a source/part number for that enclosure?

I think I get the basic idea for switch --> relay --> AC powered system (spindle, dust control, etc), but I don't know enough to figure out what those parts are that work together. Again, if you wouldn't mid, what are those parts? Thanks!

jayftee
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Re: SO3 Control Box

Post by jayftee » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:30 pm

wunderaa wrote:Thought I'd throw this out there. I slapped together a control box for my unit this week. Inside of here, I've got start/stop buttons for spindle and dust collector through relays, the 24V supply, e-stop. Future add-ons will include signaling for touch plate, e-stop input to Carbide 3D board, feed hold, spindle enable from the carbide board. Wiring isn't so pretty, since it's what I had on hand. Functional though! If there's a desire for part info, just let me know.

Regards,
Aaron
Quite nice. I started with a box (3D Printed) for my Super-PID, and will move on making a second box as controller box for the dust, e-stop, and the like, but I am a noob at electronics, so it will take time. Yours box looks better than mine, however.
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I have XTC-3D on order, and will use that to seal my box, and give it a nice factory finish (I hope).

Jeff
Proud creator of Ike:Core, a 1 cubic foot work area FDM 3D printer based on CoreXY
Shapeoko 3 #00947, Aluminum Bed, Prototype Z Carriage, Porter Cable 450, Min/Max limit switches, Z-Probe, PreciseBits 1/4 & 1/8 Collets, Super-PID v2, IC Dust Shoe

wunderaa
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Re: SO3 Control Box

Post by wunderaa » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:50 pm

Jeff, looking great. With that top coat, it will be very sweet indeed!


wunderaa
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Re: SO3 Control Box

Post by wunderaa » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:02 pm

Here's a point-to-point look at the wiring for my box. Once the spindle-enable signal is picked up from the Carbide 3D board, that signal will be connected to switch 2's common ("C") terminal.
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jayftee
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Re: SO3 Control Box

Post by jayftee » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:20 pm

Wonderful.

That shall get me started in the right direction.

Thank you very much.

Jeff
Proud creator of Ike:Core, a 1 cubic foot work area FDM 3D printer based on CoreXY
Shapeoko 3 #00947, Aluminum Bed, Prototype Z Carriage, Porter Cable 450, Min/Max limit switches, Z-Probe, PreciseBits 1/4 & 1/8 Collets, Super-PID v2, IC Dust Shoe

TomDChi
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Re: SO3 Control Box

Post by TomDChi » Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:21 pm

Fantastic! Thanks for the parts list and the diagram!

One noob question - clearly it's "obvious" what relays those are... but not to me! What model or specs are those relays? Are they mounted on that rail?

Thanks very much!

wunderaa
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Re: SO3 Control Box

Post by wunderaa » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:02 am

So sorry, looks like the relay and base didn't make the list! Again there are cheaper options than what I list here. You will be looking for a 24v DC 10A 8 pin relay and base.

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TomDChi
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Re: SO3 Control Box

Post by TomDChi » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:34 pm

Thanks again! I've been researching the components like the relays and tracing out how you set everything up. Turns out relays are as straight forward as I thought!

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