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    Is it possible? (G540 spindle control)

    I'd like to inquire about a possible speed controller for my Taig Lathe CNC I've built. I have no speed control through Mach 3 but would like to if possible. I'm using the MC 60 Treadmill controller with the Bosch Treadmill motor and I'm including the wiring diagram that was furbished with the controller. The only problem I'm seeing trying to set this up is the fact that the MC60 controller has to start at 0 rpms and then be turned up to the desried speed, it can not start up at any desired speed that I would like it to.

    Is there a way that I can connect to Mach 3 to control something like this or should I be looking for a completely different motor/controller setup? If I am able, can someone help with the wiring from the controller to the 540?

    I'm including a couple of pics of the lathe itself.

    Thanks for your time.
    Dave
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