Im getting the materials together to built a control unit for an Italian horizontal milling machine in my home shop.
I need (2) 230vt 3ph reversing relays (contactors) with interlocks and overloads rated at 2-3hp.
Any voltage coil would be fine.
I need to be able to turn the spindle forwards and reverse, as well as the table feed direction. 2 seperate motors
The original set up was a control panel mounted on the base of the machine, on the port side about 6" from the floor. This required the operator to get down on his hands and knees, craw under the table, and set direction, turn on the coolant pump etc.
Good mechanical design, but the control circuity sucked with loud slurping noises and the switches were pieces of shit that failed over the years.
One supposes I could use drum switches...shrug..but I really want to make a small control head that attaches to the overarm and uses small switches to control the relays boxed in a convienent location. Table F/O/R, spindle F/o/R, and Coolant. On/off, Worklight On/Off. Estop
Mainpower On/off I can put on the side of the machine.
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