502,817 active members
4,435 visitors online
Register for free
Login
IndustryArena Forum > CNC Electronics > SmoothStepper USB Motion Control > Need to control a bunch of relays with my ess
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Registered
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    445

    Need to control a bunch of relays with my ess

    I'm trying to figure out the cleanest easiest way to get this done. I'm setting up my machine with a mill turn spindle so I need relays for brake, collet closer, and also want to have every coolant line on its own solenoid. The mill turn setup has gang tooling on the milling head. Probably about 5 or 6 coolant lines that I want to control individually. These solenoids will be controlled by relays that are activated in tool change macro based on tool number.
    I'm using mach3 with a smoothstepper so basically I want the simplest setup for controlling 8 relays. I have a whole port available on my ess that can be dedicated to this. I've seen some relay boards with 8 relays on them, but they seem to be mostly designed for arduino. A relay board with a db25 on it would be awesome, simply plug it into my spare ess port with a db25 to ribbon cable, but I haven't found anything like that.
    Any ideas for the simplest cleanest solution to controlling 8 relays from a port on my ess?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    9907

    Re: Need to control a bunch of relays with my ess

    Quote Originally Posted by QuinnSjoblom View Post
    I'm trying to figure out the cleanest easiest way to get this done. I'm setting up my machine with a mill turn spindle so I need relays for brake, collet closer, and also want to have every coolant line on its own solenoid. The mill turn setup has gang tooling on the milling head. Probably about 5 or 6 coolant lines that I want to control individually. These solenoids will be controlled by relays that are activated in tool change macro based on tool number.
    I'm using mach3 with a smoothstepper so basically I want the simplest setup for controlling 8 relays. I have a whole port available on my ess that can be dedicated to this. I've seen some relay boards with 8 relays on them, but they seem to be mostly designed for arduino. A relay board with a db25 on it would be awesome, simply plug it into my spare ess port with a db25 to ribbon cable, but I haven't found anything like that.
    Any ideas for the simplest cleanest solution to controlling 8 relays from a port on my ess?
    Some here worth a look

    https://www.circuitspecialists.com/kit-74.html

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/24V-printer...IAAOSw8b1aFEjx
    Mactec54

  3. #3
    Registered
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    445
    Perfect, just what I was looking for. Much cleaner than adding a bob and splitting off to relays

Similar Threads

  1. UPS a big bunch of BS
    By Steve Seebold in forum Tormach Personal CNC Mill
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-02-2019, 06:07 PM
  2. Control power relays on CNCRP Nema 34 box?
    By twopecker in forum CNC Router Parts
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-12-2019, 04:46 AM
  3. Hurco Autobend 7 Control Relays
    By Lomach in forum HURCO
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-12-2016, 08:58 AM
  4. Need Opinion! Multiple Machines from 1 control box, Relays, Switches???
    By Wolfesmetalfab in forum General CNC Machine Related Electronics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-25-2014, 03:53 PM
  5. How to control 5vdc logic relays with PC
    By keithorr in forum Computers / Networking
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-24-2004, 06:49 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
  •