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      I am updating this mill for use in my classroom. We have several across the district, and inherited a couple more without their control boxes/ISA cards.

      At this point:
      • all axis and end stops are connected and functional
      • the 1hp (5000 rpm) spindle is working through the analog 1-10v
      • the manual controls on the mill for the spindle and E-stop function
      What got connected where:
      • There are 2 @ DB9 Connectors and [email protected] DB15 Connector. I have attached how I connected them to the BlackBox controller.
      • I use screw terminal breakouts and 20AWG 4 conductor wire to connect the breakouts to the Blackbox controller.
      • For power, I connected both the spindle power cord (mine was a IEC 320 C13, I've seen some with a standard ground plug) and the main power cord to 120v. The Blackbox needs a 24v supply.
      • The Steppers are Slo-Syn Motors M063-CS06 3.36VDC 2.9 Amps, 200 Steps/Rev, they are eight pin motors, but the original harness is only using four pins.
      To Do List:
      • Figure out travel distances
      • Collect and add the GRBL settings.
      • Build Enclosure for controller, power supply, and cable breakouts.

      Connector Breakouts
      IMG_3091.jpg

      Close Up of stepper motor panel IMG_3054.jpg
      X Axis Cover Removed IMG_3059.jpg


      Back panel removed showing spindle control
      IMG_3058.jpg
      GeoffH and sharmstr like this.
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    Build License:
    • CC - Attribution - CC BY

    Reason for this Build

    Modernizing a classroom mill to make it easier to work with.
  • Parts list

    Qty Part Name Part Link Comments
    1 BlackBox Motion Controller https://openbuildspartstore.com/blackbox-motion-control-s... Link
    2 DB-9 Female Breakout https://www.amazon.com/Breakout-Connector-Serial-Terminal... Link
    1 DB-15 Female Breakout https://www.amazon.com/Sysly-D-SUB-Terminal-Breakout-Rive... Link It's two rows like an old PC joystick connector not three rows like a VGA connector
    1 20 awg 4 conductor wire https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RHV5K5F?ref_=pe_1815430_2119... Link
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