Upgrading a California Air Tools 10020C Compressor

The California Air Tools 10020 compressor is marketed as a quiet compressor, but as stuff wears out, the compressor gets loud. To improve it, safety couplers replace the originals and the unloader valve is muffled. Empty to full cycle times reduces to 123s from 330s. Sound levels reduce so that…

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Nextion Touchscreen for Clough42 Electronic Leadscrew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzoYlNzwKkY Summary A Clough42 electronic leadscrew is enhanced with a Nextion touchscreen and a carriage mounted feed-stop switch. The original functionality is maintained including the seven-segment display. The improvements are demoed, the Clough42 ELS hardware is reviewed, and the software changes are summarized. The Nextion changes are available on GitHub…

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Add Home Switches to CNC Mill Retrofit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrgeKOQWOGA Justification Home switches get your CNC retrofit ready sooner after a applying power. Home switches define reference points along each axis, from which, axes can be moved to a convenient starting position or origin. LinuxCNC saves it position, but the machine has moved while not powered, for instance the…

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