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
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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