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Toolcontrollers can be used for 2 purposes.

  • To control a tool that is not natively used on a machine (Toolcontroller is located near mainboard)
  • To eliminate EMC (toolcontroller located on the tool)

To control a tool that is not natively used on a machine

This can be used when you have a CNC mill, and you want to add a 3D print extruder and heatbed to it

Toolcontrollers located at the tool to eliminate EMC

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ToolController EMC

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With these ToolControllers there is no need to transport high amp, high frequency pulses to your tools.

You just add power and low level signal wires.

By doing so we eliminate the EMC generated over long wires created by stepper motor drivers and other high power PWM signals.

Allowing you to comply with UL and EC standards.

Extruder controller

Extruder controller functions:

  • steppermotor driver
  • heater driver
  • fan driver
  • thermocouple support
  • lights (to see what your tool is doing)
  • control LED`s for heater on, heater temp, fan on
  • extruder body temperature control

This Controller is mounted direct to a NEMA17 motor.

Fan controller

  • fan driver
  • control LED`s for fan on

Engraver controller

  • Engraver driver
  • control LED`s for Engraver on