DC Spindle and Inverter for X-Carve from Automation Technology

Planning an X-Carve order and to upgrade to a DC spindle. Anyone have any experience with these from Automaton Technology?

SPINDLE: http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/cnc-spindle/800-milling-spindle/
INVERTER: http://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/cnc-spindle/1-5kw-vfd-spindle-inverter-kl-vfd15-110vac-input/

Aside from fitting to a DeWalt 611 mount and coolant supply, is there anything else needed on the X-Carve end?

I’m having trouble confirming what sort of spindle control might be possible with the X-Controller and this setup. Anyone have any advice?


The C controller has a pwm output that can be used as an input for a speed controller of a DC motor, and with 100% pwm as an input for on-off swith. A second output is 1-10V and needed when you use a VFD spindle controller.

Excellent. Thanks for clarifying Erik.

Hi Travis. I think a few people have gotten stuff from Automation Technology.

Here is a discussion.

Thanks Martin. Yes, found that topic and ordered from Automation Technologies. Already have the spindle in hand and building the x-carve this week.

I think you could save a few bucks ordering the same parts from Chinese suppliers, but I read good things about customer support from Automation Technologies and figured that if there is any issue with either the VFD or spindle, I would rather deal with them.