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Old 12-28-2017, 03:34 PM
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So, I took a little time off work this holiday and got to thinking.... I wonder how would be the most fun to cut a new instrument panel (among other things)?
Then, out of the blue (literally!!) this thing fell in my lap at a moments notice for not even a song the day after Christmas! Holy cow, Santa Clause really is real.
It was removed, with my help, "In Service". How often does that happen. It was too heavy for the skid steer, with it's hydraulic bypass saying "yeah, no, try again." But where there is a will, there is a way.
Oh boy, I have some CNC controls to bring into the current decade. Life is good.

What is it? It is a fixed gantry, 4'x4' CNC router, with three 5hp spindles, made by a company called Standard Router Inc. that went out of business in 2005. It is all very heavy steel (can you say RIGID) with a solid 1.5" thick aluminum table setup for vacuum hold down. After having moved it, I'm guessing it weighs over 4000#. I have powered it up in the shop but am already in the process of tearing down the controls for a major update.

Keep pounding those rivets, or whatever else makes you happy. I guess I'll accept the delay of game penalty.











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Old 12-28-2017, 03:47 PM
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Your shop is too small......
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:55 PM
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The multi-spindle head setup will make tool-change a breeze!
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:02 PM
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Scott, please let us know once you’ve added the automated material loader/unloader and the internet website for g-code upload. We’ll queue up our cutting projects. All you will need to do is ship us the finished cuts parts.
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:16 PM
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Wow, what a score! What's it need for power? The few times I have had a chance to pick up something ridiculously great like that, it required power that I just couldn't swing.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:11 PM
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Might have some wingtip molds to have you cut in the future. About a year from now maybe.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:35 PM
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Might have some wingtip molds to have you cut in the future. About a year from now maybe.
Oooooo...I'm in.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:53 PM
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you will have lots of fun with that. we have two of them, from a different manufacture and bigger beds, they are amazing what can be done with them.

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Old 12-28-2017, 07:33 PM
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Your shop is too small......
I've been hearing this a lot lately. I don't get it . I can still get in and move around the existing projects.

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Wow, what a score! What's it need for power? The few times I have had a chance to pick up something ridiculously great like that, it required power that I just couldn't swing.
Not that big of a deal. You just have to have a good relationship with the wife via text from the shop "No heavy loads for the next hour please." She knows that means don't turn on the clothes dryer, oven, and Air Conditioner all at the same time. She measured "her loads" and I measured "mine". We're good otherwise. I have 200A and am setup to use every drop. Non-compliance from the wife means EVERYTHING goes dark for both of us at the street . (She knows how to reset, and we've never had an issue.)

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Might have some wingtip molds to have you cut in the future. About a year from now maybe.
Perfect. Just about the time this thing probably moves under it's own power again. Not! New control equipment order hopefully going out tomorrow. Beware, this is still a hobby project. At least for now .

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The multi-spindle head setup will make tool-change a breeze!
So quaint isn't it. Just like it was 1999 . I had to do a double take when I saw it. "..Ahhh, no Automatic Tool Changer back then in this category?"
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:34 PM
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Hi Scott,
That's a cool find!
I've had some experience maintaining and programming one that was similar.
That was about 20 years ago.... You can do some cool things for sure. You can also tear up things really fast if you forget a minus (-) sign!Lol.

I can tell from the control panel that it's a 3-phase machine.
Hopefully you have 3-phase power in your shop and if you do that is REALLY cool!

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