Part 7 – Z-Axis Lift Table Installation

In this video I continue the Laser Build installing Z-Axis Lift Table, wiring up the Stepper Driver and Stepper Motors, and calibrate it with the TROCEN AWC708S Controller.  The main components I am using for this build are from Cloudray Laser Visit them at https://www.cloudraylaser.com OR Cloudray’s AliExpress Store – http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/p2mI2aPW 

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The 2 x stepper motors I use for the Z-Axis Table are the Leadshine 57HS22 – http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Fo82OQfq

The Stepper Driver for these two motors is a single DMA860H – http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/BzpXuSoC 

The Stepper Driver is powered by a 36V PSU – Meanwell LRS-350 Switching Power Supply – http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/BvPFDXHe

Cloudray Lift Metal Parts with Stepper Motor and Motor Driver – (SET B) http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/2cEMWnJi

Red Mushroom Emergency Stop Button – https://amzn.to/2xCwGa5 

TROCEN AWC708S Controller – http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/noq4O7kM 

The Wire I Used to hook up the electrical components was purchased from AliExpress it comes in a box of six colours –  https://mwlaser.com.au/product/42m-box-hook-up-24awg-wire-6-colours/

Z-Axis Auto Focus Sensor / Limit Switch Pen – https://mwlaser.com.au/product/cloudray-auto-focus-focusing-sensor-z-axis/

Cloudray High Quality Small Limit Switch CMV103D Momentary Micro Switch Long Handle for CO2 Laser Cutting machine – http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/CB9fUKwy

Cloudray Analog Ammeter (Available in 0-30mA and 0-50mA) https://mwlaser.com.au/product/cloudray-30-50ma-ammeter/

6″ Inline Fan Purchased off eBay
6″ Inch Inline Duct Fan Booster Exhaust Blower Air Cooling Vent 312 CFM | eBay

The Mechanical parts I used for this Laser Build are from Cloudray – This set below is for the size I am building 1300x900mm cutting area.  It comes with all mechanical components, laser lens head, mirror mounts, tube mounts stepper motor mounts, axis rails and timing belt.

http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/CcVFEAla –  Product – Cloudray Mechanical Parts Set 1300*900mm Inner Sliding Rails Kits Spare Parts for DIY 1390 CO2 Laser Engraving Cutting Machine

Some Photos of the Aluminium Blade Table that I manufactured for this build.

I used 40x40mm steel tubing welded into rectangle frame, then used some brackets I made to secure it to the lift set plates.
The allow blades I ordered as a set from cloudray by emailing them the width and depth of my frame with the spacing I wanted the blades, they then made them up for me.
The blade’s spacing rail was attached to outside of the steel frame with self tapping screws, so when ordering your blade length allow for 8mm thickness of blade on each edge. (eg. if your depth of bed frame is 1000mm then the blade length should be 16mm longer = 1016mm)
On the outside edge of the blade spacer I fixed some flat bar aluminium approx 2mm thick to prevent the blades from sliding out.

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