Proper way to wire e-stop

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Tom Mccullough
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Location: Southeast, NY
Country: USA
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Laser Machine Make or Type: DIY
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Home Position: TL
Control Software: RDWORKS
RDWorks Version: v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: RDC6445
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Proper way to wire e-stop

Post by Tom Mccullough »

Can anyone instructions/schematic of how to properly wire an e-stop on a DIY CO2 machine?
Frank Small
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Location: Bennington, Vermont
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Laser Machine Make or Type: 50W China Blue upgraded to Reci 75W tube
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Laser Bed Size: 500x300
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDW v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: Other
Accessories: Ruida Controller R644XG
Rotary fixture
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Re: Proper way to wire e-stop

Post by Frank Small »

Tom,

PM’s don’t seem to work for me here.

I’m in Bennington Vermont. You cAn give me a call if like, 802-379-6252 or work # 802-585-6425.

I am a master electrician, state electrical inspector and have wired many automated production and packaging machines.

Frank
Eleven months of the year I’m an old fat guy but in December I’m a rock star, aka Santa
Pete Cyr
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Re: Proper way to wire e-stop

Post by Pete Cyr »

Sorry Frank - you aren't the only one with the PM issue - same for me.
I will see what i can figure out
Location - VA
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Frank Small
Posts: 73
Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:12 pm
Location: Bennington, Vermont
Country: USA
Laser Machine Make or Type: 50W China Blue upgraded to Reci 75W tube
Laser Power: 75
Laser Bed Size: 500x300
Home Position: TL
Control Software: LIGHTBURN
RDWorks Version: RDW v8.01.18
Ruida Controller: Other
Accessories: Ruida Controller R644XG
Rotary fixture
Windows Version: Win 10

Re: Proper way to wire e-stop

Post by Frank Small »

Thanks Pete
Eleven months of the year I’m an old fat guy but in December I’m a rock star, aka Santa
Peter Brown
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Re: Proper way to wire e-stop

Post by Peter Brown »

To call what is on these machines a Safety E-stop is a stretch! In the world of machine building the way the E-stop switch is wired is definitely not a safety circuit. It can interrupt the laser operation if nothing fails, but does not have the redundancy of a true safety circuit that would be required of a machine manufactured in the U.S.. I have retrofitted mine with a true safety relay and dual contact E-stop switch that will disable the laser and servo movement.
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