it isn’t apparent in the video, but my motor is connected to a Start/Stop station that has a contactor and overload inside. The whole thing was wired up and tuned by an electrical engineer so I am confident that he did it properly.
@simonm, we do the couplings most of time our self (needs CNC, lathe and a bigger shaft) and to avoid over – torque, there are various options too : VFDs have that often built-in (needs to be activated and tuned) and there a number of standard electrical components (shneider) which trigger at certain amperage.
My initial plan after my coupler shattered was to get a much stronger one machined up. But having thought about it for a few days I now don’t know if that is the best solution. If I make the coupler too strong, and there is another jam, something else much more expensive to replace could break.
So I will be talking to a m…[Read more]
I should add… we aussies are an innovative lot and I hope to see machine improvements and innovations over time too, connecting with each other means this knowledge is shared and new endeavours can be supported. <3
It isnt a plan, just a hope 🙂
Hmm… I hear you and I can see your points and you are right, it is all about the end goal 🙂
For me, the end goal is simply to have a one stop spot to find connections to the community for those already looking ($1 for every post I see that says “is there anyone in sydney/melbourne etc”… I would be wealthy enough for all 4 machines plus…[Read more]
As organizer, I think it might be actually easier to promote recycling, or more specifically, plastic instead of promoting ‘Precious Plastic’ per se – at least as it now (get the 4 machines, …jajaja, i know it wants to be bigger than that …) since it comes with some pre-occupation & artifacts which could distort the picture for potential users…[Read more]
reply @ppboys Thanks!
I really pondered on this and how to do it best and for now, I think simple works 🙂
I also wanted to moderate it a bit so we dont have lots of links who don’t respond after a while and did not want to reinvent the wheel you guys already built so well, so it all links back to the original PP site, the new discord etc.
Haven’t done any “pinging” etc. to see who you might be hosting the site with, although if you are paying $$$$ to host it I would be happy to set you up an account on my webmin server which is in a Brisbane datacentre at no cost (unless you start costing me a fortune in bandwidth) 🙂
Feel free to reach out either here or via discord (i’m Cartlin…[Read more]
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