Bridgeport Retrofit

UPDATE COMMING SOON

 

I did a complete control retrofit using only the original DC servo motors, encoders, cables and one small control cabinet.

Here is what I started with.  1984 Bridgeport R2E3.

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Original electronics

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New controls

control cabinet

 

Spindle drive is now ABB ACS350 controlled via PWM.

Servo drives VSD-XE

Following error on all 3 axis < 0.0004″.  Accurate for this type of mill

New hardware based motion controller is from EdingCNC

Modern control works great on touch screen

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The original variable speed system was removed and replaced with 2:1 & 1:2 ratio sheave & bushing arrangement giving max rpm 7000 @ 120Hz

sheaves

Some of my first test cuts

test cut 1

test cut 2

More to come