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  1. #1
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    May 2016

    Lathe spindle encoder drive

    I picked up a 600 pulse quadrature encoder for the 1720XMTC, and I'm scratching my head on how to drive the thing. What have others done?

    I'm thinking driving it from the gearbox output which runs at half or quarter spindle speed is the only option.

    Looking for ideas.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Re: Lathe spindle encoder drive

    I attached the encoder to the backside of the spindle.

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  3. #3
    Community Moderator Jim Dawson's Avatar
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    Dec 2013

    Re: Lathe spindle encoder drive

    My spindle encoder is driven directly from the spindle at 1:1 using timing pullies and a belt.
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

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