|Adafruit water proof lighted switches for VFD lathe conversion|
Fortuitously, these lovely Adafruit water proof lighted switches were in the "future projects/can't remember what I bought these for" bin. http://www.adafruit.com/products/482
The switches are coolant proof, perfect for industrial style control panels!
I machined an aluminum cover for the VFD panel and added buttons for functions that the lathe didn't have, but really needed.
Now the old girl is better than new; reverse and forward adjustable speed jog, emergency stop and dual switches for run enable safety.
For metric threading; forward/reverse selection with smooth deceleration instead of ZAP-WHAM-OZONE-SMELL style direction change.
|Industrial 3 phase lathe converted for home use|