Reducing the Speed of PROXXON MF70

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Introduction: Reducing the Speed of PROXXON MF70

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I had problems when I milled plastics. They melt because of high speed of my PROXXON MF70. The minimal RPMs are around 5k. So I had to slow down them.
The regulation of the speed is phase control with triac. I used simple circuit of additional RC circuit and a trimer. This way, the phase capacitor C1 is charged and discharged with additional current trough variable resistor R3 and phase voltage on C2. You can achieve 5 to 95% regulation that way.

The additional elements are soldered on the original board. There is enough space for this.

Be careful of voltage and power ratings! The values I used are

R4 150k/2W Carbon type C2 330nF/250VAC Polyester (WIMA) R3 100k/1W linear trimmer (PIHER)

Be careful when tuning! The whole board is not isolated and can cause electrical shock. Keep this in mind all the time, please.

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Step 1: Result

You can use audio to measure the speed. I did it.

Step 2: Work

How i did so much panels manually ? Well i will explain that next time. Thanks for reading.

Boyan Petrov LZ1FOB

Step 3:

Not quite good simulation, but it works a little bit better.

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    5 Discussions

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    tasos.papadopoulos1978
    tasos.papadopoulos1978

    Question 2 months ago on Introduction

    Hi, i have the same problem with melted plastic. Just wanted to ask if possible to post a picture with the improved board to see the connections.

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    fobi
    fobi

    Answer 2 months ago

    Hello tp78, Sorry but I am far from my home right now. I will google for the board and will point where and what to connect. bb_petrov@yahoo.com

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    c0cc0_c0cc0
    c0cc0_c0cc0

    2 years ago

    Great!!? I will try. what About power loss?!

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    c0cc0_c0cc0
    c0cc0_c0cc0

    Reply 2 years ago

    opps. thank you!!!

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    wold630
    wold630

    4 years ago

    Nice!