Rotary table and Stepper Motor

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Jmccrack, Mar 9, 2019.

Help Support HMEM by donating:

  1. Mar 9, 2019 #1

    Jmccrack

    Jmccrack

    Jmccrack

    Well-Known Member HMEM Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    15
    I am in the process of adding a stepper motor and driver to my 8” rotary table . The stepper I am going to use (Nema 23} has a shaft out both ends. I want to.
    1-take the handle and dial off the rotary table
    2-Mount the stepper to the RT shaft via flex cplg
    3-Mount the handle and dial to the other end of the stepper motor

    Has any one seen a mount that I might build for this.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2019 #2

    Wizard69

    Wizard69

    Wizard69

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    264
    I don't have web links but I know for certain there are conversion videos on the net. In the end the mount will be rotary table specific. As such you would want to look for info specific to your rotary table. The common approach is a bell shaped extension that can mount to existing hardware on the rotary table
     
  3. Mar 10, 2019 #3

    Blogwitch

    Blogwitch

    Blogwitch

    Ex Bogstandard HMEM Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,697
    Likes Received:
    667
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Aeronautical Engineer
    Location:
    Crewe, Cheshire, UK
    These links may be able to help

    https://medw.co.uk/wiki/220NcmMotorTermination

    https://medw.co.uk/wiki/6inch+Rotary+Table+Conversion+Guide

    https://medw.co.uk/wiki/index.php?page=DivisionMaster

    I have done a couple of these installations now but because of the Photobucket fiasco, all the pictures in the post are missing.

    https://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,4040.msg44911.html#msg44911

    If you are interested in seeing everything, I still have all the pictures to go with the post. My bit starts at this bit on the post and is for a 6"unit, John Stevenson (now deceased) said he could fit a thrust washer into the 8" version with things as I have done, let me know if you want pictures.

    Due to me only having maybe a month to go before I go (lung cancer), let me know sooner rather than later.

    John
     

Share This Page