We’ll be doing the final steps to get the CNC router’s new spindle up and running this Friday evening. Only anticipated to take a couple of hours. If you have an important project that can’t wait, please let me know and we can look to change our maintenance plan.
For the curious, once we get the final integration done, we’ll need to update the SOPs and schedule training/re-training. There are a few steps that are different with the new spindle. As usual when we’ve had these re-training needs, we’ll get a number of initial sessions scheduled to try and get folks up and running as quick as possible.
Once we’re at the point of doing training, we’ll likely switch the config of the machine to the new spindle. The current router will stay on the machine as a backup in case of failure, but we’ll likely not plan on both spindles being able to be used concurrently. The CAM and operation steps for running both spindles as part of a job can be pretty complex and we don’t want to take any chances (at least initially). As we can develop SOPs for two-spindle operation, we’ll consider changing that plan.