4th Axis for CNC Machines – 100mm Chuck
This is a motorized 4th axis for a CNC machine. It consists of the dividing head with motor and driving belt as well as the tailstock to keep the workpiece aligned. The included chuck is a 4-jaw K12 chuck and an additional set of jaws are included to clamp a cylinder on the inner diameter instead of the outer diameter. The height from the bed of the CNC machine to the center of the 4th axis is 65mm.
The motor is connected via a closed-loop timing belt to the chuck with a 6:1 gear reduction ratio. This improves the resolution to 0.6 Degree/step. The motor is a NEMA 23 x 76mm bipolar stepper motor with a current rating of 2.8A. This allows the 4th axis to be operated with an increased resolution of 1200 steps/revolution.
4th Axis for CNC Machines Specifications:
- Height of 4th Axis: 65mm from floor to centerline
- Chuck: K12 100mm 4-jaw chuck
- Motor: NEMA 23 x 76mm Bipolar Stepper Motor
- Motor Current: 2.8A
- Motor Coil Resistance: 1.3 Ohm
- Motor Wire Coding:
- A+: Green
- A- : Red
- B+: Blue
- B-: Yellow
- 4th Axis resolution: 0.3 Degree/Step (1200 steps per revolution)