#linuxcnc Logs

Jan 08 2020

#linuxcnc Calendar

04:39 PM skunkworks: Thank you!
04:44 PM Tom_L: been windy, i'm betting the interweb is flakey
04:44 PM Elmo40: Tom_L, same connector as RJ11? just all 6 wires used?
04:44 PM Tom_L: similar
04:48 PM JT-Shop: yea same physical size but all 6 wires are used
04:48 PM _unreal_: hello
04:49 PM Elmo40: _unreal_, done the mill?
04:49 PM _unreal_: which one
04:49 PM _unreal_: and no
04:49 PM _unreal_: My daughters is really close
04:49 PM _unreal_: I... CRAP should have stopped into lowes on the way home
04:50 PM _unreal_: I just have a few more things to finish on my daughters machine wise. and the very last of the wiring. then I can get the motor controller rigged up
04:50 PM _unreal_: My big machine. I'm waiting on threaded rod to be turned
04:51 PM _unreal_: soon as they finish those I can get my Gantry locked into place
04:51 PM _unreal_: right now its a pain rolling back and forth easy
04:53 PM _unreal_: ?
04:54 PM * _unreal_ opts for beer...
05:00 PM andypugh: Talking aboiut wiring: I recently bought: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07S7ZTP56
05:05 PM andypugh: It’s the only one I have ever seen that does the violet (or yellow) ones for 0.25-1mm wire
05:05 PM _unreal_: ?
05:05 PM _unreal_: I've seen tons of crimps for the yellow
05:05 PM andypugh: little-yellw
05:05 PM andypugh: not big-yellow
05:05 PM _unreal_: ?
05:06 PM andypugh: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/crimp-spade-connectors/2394183/
05:06 PM andypugh: 26-22AWG
05:07 PM andypugh: The ones that are the right size for CNC control signals/
05:16 PM JT-Shop: that was not fun... I need to find some feed through RJ11/12 connectors
06:01 PM jdh: I like ferrules for almost all signal terminations
06:03 PM jthornton: I like ferrules on all multi-strand wire terminations
06:06 PM jdh: got some new remote IO blocks at work. They have spring terminal that are not big enough for ferrules
06:07 PM jthornton: wago?
06:07 PM sync: if they have a spring you may not want to use ferrules
06:07 PM Elmo40: i use ferrules on hose ends. :-)
06:08 PM jdh: they don't. I always feel bad putting them in bare though.
06:08 PM andypugh: I use ferrules in rising clamps. I prefer forks or eyelts under screws.
06:08 PM jthornton: sometimes I have to double crimp ferrules to make them squareish
06:09 PM jdh: yeah. I don't run across many scew terminals lately.
06:09 PM jthornton: same here if a fork or eye fits use it
06:10 PM andypugh: But (back to my point) it’s hard to crimp forks / eyelets on to <1mm (25SWG) wires. Hence me pointing out the rare 4-hole crimper.
06:10 PM jdh: I just meant normal 24v signal wiring. 90% of what I have to touch.
06:11 PM andypugh: And what wire size do you use for that?
06:12 PM jdh: 22-24 gauge .5-.75mm maybe?
06:14 PM jdh: so if I need a ring or spade for those, I tend to mutilate them with the wrong crimper
06:14 PM nvz: _unreal_: well joey liked the sound of your advice and is gonna coat the inside of the machine.. our lil 7W laser had come yesterday, and we got our timing belt and pulleys today. I'm gonna go pickup the other two rails tomorrow and see about getting a computer and possibly another control board and some bolts/washers for our bearings and stuff
06:14 PM andypugh: So, there is my point. The red ones are too big. You need little-yellow or violet. And that crimper.
06:15 PM nvz: I watched a video on the Neje 7W laser they apparently sell a little machine with em that does like 6x6in stuff.. and they seem to work well on soft metals, wood, etc for burning/engraving I think we're gonna be happy with our first two tools, the spindle and laser we got
06:15 PM nvz: I do however think it'd be a good idea to get a different control board instead of the one that came with the lil motors/drivers/psus kit I bought
06:16 PM jthornton: smallest ring or spade we have is red IIRC
06:16 PM jthornton: 22-18 gauge
06:19 PM jthornton: yea nothing but red, blue, yellow over on this side of the pond
06:20 PM andypugh: jthornton: Same here, unless you look really carefully. Here are some at Mouser: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity-AMP/52124-1?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvz8LftK4jerl9uX0B8bdCI4zkvLns4Hmc%3D
06:21 PM nvz: https://i.imgur.com/9sn3BFu.jpg?1 as you can see the board I got with the 4xmotors/steppers and 2 psus kit is nothing fancy
06:21 PM jthornton: wow they are proud of them at a buck a piece
06:22 PM nvz: I had assumed the laser being pwm and the spindle having a pwm type hardware on the psu for it that this would be sufficent for our needs since we only have 4 motor drivers
06:24 PM andypugh: jthornton: Just an example, there are likely to be others
06:25 PM andypugh: Cheaper but no coloured picture: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/326875?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvz8LftK4jerq6Ia6C87bQT1o5%252BNuD8108%3D
06:26 PM jthornton: andypugh, just reading the post on cleaning up your dad's collections... gotta be hard to do
06:26 PM jthornton: yea much better price
06:27 PM andypugh: jthornton: Doing it now seems premature, but realistically I don’t want it and he has no use for it.
06:28 PM jthornton: I understand completely went through the same thing years ago with my dad
06:29 PM jthornton: he had dementia and most of the time was in his little zone
06:31 PM andypugh: As my great-aunt said (very loudly) in the communal room when visiting my grandad in the old folks home “‘Eeee, there’s a lot to be said for sudden death”
06:31 PM jthornton: I'm sure my daughters will have no clue what to do with all the crap I've accumulated over the years
06:31 PM jthornton: yes, that is very true
06:33 PM andypugh: Anyway, ’tis not the place for maudlin realism,
06:33 PM jthornton: yea
06:33 PM jthornton: time for me to wander upstairs and relax for the day
06:47 PM beachbumpete1: evening :)
08:03 PM SpeedEvil is now known as Guest54531
08:35 PM weenerdog: howdy
08:51 PM norias: hi
09:27 PM veegee: Hey guys, I have a bridgeport clone mill and some debris got stuck in the Y axis feed nut causing it to seize up. What's the best way to disassemble it to get at the nut?
09:28 PM veegee: I don't mind taking the X axis table off, but not sure how the sliding way covers can be removed
09:55 PM _unreal_: ve7it, how goes the progress?
09:55 PM _unreal_: veegee, can you flush it at all? or hit it with compressed air
09:58 PM weenerdog: is it frozen near the limit of travel?
10:00 PM weenerdog: can you get an IPB for it?
10:00 PM weenerdog: (parts breakdown. exploded view...)
10:27 PM fjungclaus1 is now known as fjungclaus