Part 3 of the RoboElectronics X2, it’s beginning to take shape.
Maybe I over exaggerate the posts on the controller, but I hope you can use some of the info.
Since the parts are inside the enclosure, it was time to make some nice front and back panels.
The material used to do this was Gravoxal 2mm black anodized aluminum.
The nice thing is that my machine is already working of course.
There for I can engrave, and mill my own front panels.
On the left we see the main power switch, this will power on the main supply true the SSR. (Part 2) The display and its 4 red push buttons are not yet implemented (So more on that later on). The blue display on the right will show the current from the power supply to the motors. The DB15 connector will be for a pendant later on, a pendant is a hand held sort of remote to jog the machine. And last but not least there is a CB microphone plug to connect my Touch probe.
Now it’s time for the back panel, there will be a whole bunch of connectors in there. For the motor outputs I used Neutrik NL4MP-ST connectors and some fuse holders (6,3Amp). The home switches will be connected to microphone plugs used in cb-radios. There are 2 USB ports, one for the PoKeys55T and one for the logic 5V needed on the breakout board. The DB25 connector is for the communication with the computer. And the DB15’s are not yet in use, but I always think of new things so for once in think in front lol. Furthermore there is a probe connector for my Z touch plate, and an Emergency Stop connector.
Time for some wiring I guess, so hope to see you in part 4…