Just wanted to see if anyone has any good ideas or what u use for dust collecting with your cnc's.
looks all good i was kind of looking for something custom or a little more advanced. i have 2 multicam's and one has the 2 heads so i have the pvc pipe running up the wall and connecting with flex from the ceiling it just doesn't seem to work that well.
Gerald - Curious how the AXYZ head has worked out for youMy AXYZ came with a dust collector that surrounds the bit and an overhead hose takes it out of the room.
Excellent. Thanks. Was permitting to put the system outside much of a problem?We have a system from Oneida Air Systems. It sits outside and we ran some round metal ducting to our CNC shop and woodworking shop. They should also be able to help design the system and determine what size pipe to run where, where to step down to smaller pipe etc.
Great idea. I hadn't thought about only outletting the exhust.It shouldn't be a huge deal but if you can install it inside you will save yourself a lot of headaches plus the wear on the unit from rain/snow. For the size you want, the blower would likely be integrated on the unit so it wouldn't be that big and you could exhaust it outside. For an exterior setup with a permit you will probably have to pour a slab and the manufacturer should have drawings to use in your submittals. Personally, I'd bootleg it but still make sure all the wiring was done to code.
Very helpful, thank you.Ours has been outside in Phoenix metro since 2008 with zero issues. We did pour a small concrete footing to anchor the legs and have a nice place for the 55 gal drum that collects your dust and chips. I don’t recall getting a permit for a dust collector. It’s like installing an air compressor with bigger air lines lol. The motor has a small metal hat over the top to keep the rain out but that’s about it other than replacing the rubbed plastic hose that connects the unit to the collection drum.
I run their 5Y chip collection head and other than crashing that head into shallow board and knocking it out of position it's worked well. It still allows you to put force onto what you're cutting, but you can also have it set to be raised above a part if you say don't want to scratch something that's printed.Gerald - Curious how the AXYZ head has worked out for you
Thanks for this. Very helpful.I run their 5Y chip collection head and other than crashing that head into shallow board and knocking it out of position it's worked well. It still allows you to put force onto what you're cutting, but you can also have it set to be raised above a part if you say don't want to scratch something that's printed.