Originally Posted by NesikaChad
Nice job! Good to see more CNC equipment being used for this stuff.
I don't mean to be "know it all" but a few things I've learned regarding equipment like this.
Your floor is where good parts and long trouble free machine life begins.
I say min of 10" slab with 5/8 rebar on 6" center where the machine sits. If you have intentions of more than one machine like this have the slabs be monolithic and isolated from one another. less vibration transmitted through the floor when both machines are running and that means better surface finishes.
Clean stable power is a must! Get a voltage conditioner!
This may sound dumb, but it's true I promise. Avoid having florescent lights close to the control. I know they probably used one inside the machine but for some reason a florescent bulb gives off "something" that can (not always, but can) screw with a control.
These are lessons I've learned after over 15 years of playing with these things.
Last: Program it like ya' stole it!
Best of luck on your new machine!
"know it all"? You seem way to intelligent to be one of those ;)
Very good advise on all accounts. I would just add "have a temperature controlled environment."
It arrived today at about 3 P.M. got her unloaded and in the shop by 5 P.M.
Got her set, wired and leveled by 8 P.M. Played till 11p.m then my wife said I needed to come eat supper and go to bed.... what a let down
Not that the supper wasn't awesome....I just didn't want to stop playing.