Here is a little status update on the X-Controller.
We built several of them and have been testing them extensively. They are running great and have survived some serious abuse. We had a final design review and only made one change. It is no longer going to directly output to the 24VDC spindle. We did this because the 24V spindle is an entry level spindle and we are targeting this at more advanced machines.
Instead, the X-controller has a configurable control output for several types of spindles. It can output 0-5VDC PWM for DC spindles or it can output 0-10VDC analog voltage for VFD type (water cooled) spindles. It can also turn on/off AC spindles if you have an external relay. We will have some relay options.
We started a 30 piece pilot production run about 2-3 weeks ago. This will shake down the production PCB assembly and testing process. We will probably deploy most of these into the field to some power users to test.
If all goes well we will then order a lot of them to sell. We have ordered production quantities of the mechanical parts already. We will have a product page setup soon where you can signup to be notified when you can order them.
I don't have an estimated date yet. This has a lower priority than X-Carve or Carvey so it is hard to make commitments for it.