Re: [SherlineCNC] Limit Switch pics-2nd try
- Hi Brian,
These photos are quite useful! Thanks for uploading. I hadn't thought
of making brackets that use the motor holes.
OS-01 Limit/Home Switch Kit - Mill (Sherline) $145.
OS-02 Limit/Home Switch Cable (use FO-SWCH-0001 for Sherline Mills)
Is this the limit switch kit(s) you have? I have a 5400 mill, so the
column will be different.
I didn't see the -X limit switch. Does it use the "hard limit) bolt
Thanks for posting.
Brian Chapman wrote:
> Jerry, Alan,
> Just uploaded three photos into an Album in Photos section. Seems to
> me these are somewhat clearer than the first pic I uploaded earlier.
> The pics are labeled:
> FCut-1 - Within view are the -Y and +X Limit Switches and the metal
> brackets to which they're attached. The brackets have a 90-degree
> bend, and the resulting short flange has mounting holes that position
> over the mounting holes on the stepper motors and mounts. Bracket and
> stepper motor share two screws in this setup.
> FCut-2 - A closer-in view of the +X LS. In the background, mounted to
> the post, is the +Y LS. The metal bracket which holds it is curved to
> fit the Sherline 2000 post; it is attached to the post with double-
> sided carpet-type tape.
> FCut-3 - The +Z LS bracket is held in place with spacers, required
> (IIRC) to effectively position the LS. In this photo, too, I think
> you can better see the mounting screws that are used to fix the LS to
> the metal bracket as well as the green "push button" contact switch
> of the LS.
> The FCut Limit Switch kit includes 5 LS's, the 5 metal brackets with
> holes, and the wiring that clips onto the LS's at one end and plugs
> into sockets on the rear of the FCut driver box. (Should have taken a
> photo, darn.)The LS's are then set up in FCut software, a task that
> requires maybe 10 seconds.
> Hope these pics are helpful. What am I missing? Let me know what else
> I can provide. I'll take some 35mm snaps soon.
> Brian Chapman
> Cedar Rapids, Iowa