544,051 active members*
1,916 visitors online*
Register for free
Login
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Registered
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    453

    Mill/Turn lathe servo driven spindle drive?

    Hi All,

    I very much like the concept of the SwissMak and I'm interested in making a slightly larger and more robust version of it.

    My main concern is that I would like to use a large servo motor to drive the spindle but I have doubts that a timing belt would be an acceptable in terms of holding the spindle rigidly enough for milling operations. I don't want to use an inline direct drive because that would mean I could not put long stock in the chuck. I guess an option is an anti backlash split gear. Any thoughts on what may be a suitable means of driving the spindle?

    Thanks
    Splint

  2. #2
    Community Moderator Jim Dawson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4881

    Re: Mill/Turn lathe servo driven spindle drive?

    A belt drive in combination with a disk brake would work well. That's what my lathe has.
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

Similar Threads

  1. servo driven lathe turret
    By jschmid in forum Auto Tool Changer
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-31-2020, 04:06 AM
  2. Need Servo Driven Mill Schematic
    By GPappy in forum LinuxCNC (formerly EMC2)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-29-2012, 03:05 AM
  3. Servo driven turn-key linear stage? What's available?
    By danreetz in forum Linear and Rotary Motion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-30-2011, 11:37 AM
  4. Spindle is driven via Haas Vector Drive 40/50 Hp
    By tayfunk in forum Haas Mills
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-31-2011, 07:47 PM
  5. 1kw DC Lathe Spindle - ELMCHAN Servo drive
    By krazatchu in forum Servo Motors / Drives
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-02-2009, 12:56 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •