This web-page is the result of a project I accomplished in my final semester at Hennipen Technical college in Eden Prairie, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis) in the Automated Machinery Systems program. For this project, I disassembled a machine that had made precision electronics products This machine was not in a functioning condition when it was donated to the school. For this project I tore down the machine, re-wired the Superior Stepper and the Compumotor Servo drives to deomonstrate different drive opperations. I would like to thank the people that helped me along the way:
For this project, I worked with a Superior 3180 EPI drive with a 605 stepper a motor and a Computmotor ZX drive with a 3 phase AC servo motor (w/ an internal rotory encoder). These drives were made in the early nineties, which is a bit old by current standards, but I learned a lot. Again, I greatly appreciate the people I mentioned above as well as the Superior/Wagner and Compumotor companies.
Below are the reports I wrote as a result of my experiments and researches:
Below are before & after pictures of the hardware I worked with.
To view a larger picture, click on the picture you would like to see.
The larger pictures are roughly 30k to 50k in size.
Pictures of the original donation:
Pictures of the final results.
Well, more or less final,
there remain some finishing touches to be made.