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(Online Resources: Added manuals link. Noted that the 2016 is the closest match to the 20 (updated version of the machine).)
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* [https://www.fadalcnc.com/technical-documentation Manufacturer documentation].
 
* [https://www.fadalcnc.com/technical-documentation Manufacturer documentation].
 
* [https://www.fadalcnc.com/tech-docs Manuals]. The "2016" is the closest match (the updated version of this machine).
 
* [https://www.fadalcnc.com/tech-docs Manuals]. The "2016" is the closest match (the updated version of this machine).
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* [https://www.fadalcnc.com/media/pdf/Setting_up_RS232_Communication.pdf How to set up serial communications.] It wants 7e1, xon/xoff flow control, and the file must start and end with a % sign.

Latest revision as of 13:23, 31 July 2020

Fadal VMC20 at Make Nashville
interior
nameplate closeup

Overview

Vertical machining center donated to Make Nashville by Jeremy Todd of United Machine & Tool. It is an older machine built in 1993, and features brushed DC servos rather than modern 3-phase brushless servos, however the technology is still robust!

Specifications

Model 904-20
Serial 9103079
Voltage 230VAC
Phase 3
Frequency 60Hz
Full Load Amps 25A

Replacement Parts

Servo Motor Cables

TODO

Servo Amplifiers

Brushed DC servo amplifiers made by Glentek. The nameplate reads:

Glentek
El Segundo, CA.
Model: GA4568-4E-1
Serial: 3090
HF 3Ø

Documentation is still available:

GA4567EPC / GA4568EPB Operation and Service Manual

From Glentek's website:

Downloads | Glentek

Relay Board

The board has marked on it's silkscreen:

1100-1B
Fadal
PF-B94V-0

1100-1B RELAY DISTRIBUTION BOARD | FadalCNC.com

The board seems to have 7 solid state relays, two bypassed outputs (no isolation), and two mechanical relay outputs.

Online Resources