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    Old new guy...

    I am a retired electronics tech with a machine shop in the garage addition I built. Made a foundry out of an old kiln and a PID controller to feed my machines. My drill press is 3 phase with VFD and my lathe is run by a D/C treadmill motor and modified control...soon to be replaced by a 3phase motor and VFD. I built my DRO for my mill from a kit and my lathe ... is a "frankenlathe" at least 3 other lathes gave up parts to create what I have now.

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    Hi Sleykin - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    Sounds like you'll fit in well here. Post some pics of your lathe if you get a chance.

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    I need to get a more current pic of the lathe with the variable speed motor setup on it...
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    Last edited by Sleykin; 10-23-2017 at 01:51 PM. Reason: Pictures came out wrong.

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    Hi Sleykin,

    Maybe you can help.

    I need to make a heat treating oven and plan to use a PID to control the temp. I'd rather have (or in addition to the PID) a controller that includes a programmable clock for sequences of different temps for different periods of time. I'm not very electronics savvy, so I don't know what to call that kind of controller or if they even exist for less than mega-bucks.

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    UncleBob

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    Thanks Sleykin! We've added your Lathe to our Lathes category,
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    I built mine in 2011 using a JLD612 PID and an SSR. I bought them on eBay as kits go for about $20. This forum is where I got a lot of information from.
    Lightobject.com Support Forum - Search
    The kits generally come with a K thermocouple that only goes up to 400C* so you need a different TC for higher temps.
    Not sure why they want so much more for the JLD612 than the REX C100 but both of them are about the same functionally.
    http://mythopoeic.org/misc-files/JLD612_Manual.pdf
    Hope this is helpful. I think you will need a separate timer for shutting the system down. The JLD612 will allow you to set ramp up times or temperature stages, but I didn't mess with that.
    This is the other manual..
    https://www.rkcinst.co.jp/english/pd.../imnzc22e1.pdf


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