CNC Mill Upgrade – 6. Where to put the computer?
Not much more to report today, but I have decided how to position the computer.
Not easy, because the computer needs to be protected from flying swarf and coolant spray from the CNC mill and the manual mill which is immediately adjacent. And I want the computer to be close to the machine. The CNC mill is NOT in an enclosure.
So this is what I have decided….
And if the swarf is really flying, I can turn the PC away…
Great stuff John.
10 points from my perspective.
How gratifying it will be to see the application.
Nice to see it all coming together so you can start the next project.
Protect that computer keyboard at the very least. I bought a new MacBook Pro a few years ago and within a few months managed to knock a cup of tea over onto it, ruining the computer. I immediately outfitted the new one with a keyboard condom of silicone rubber. Well worth the minor expense.
Hi John .Did your Hafco originally run a Heidenhain Tnc 310 controller?
Karl, the post “CNC Mill4 (with some pics)” aug 24 2014 has some photographs of the controller. I do not know what the brand is. It is available if it is any use to you.