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Universal setworks
« on: August 13, 2022, 07:58:29 AM »
Is it possible to buy a universal setworks to install on my bandsaw mill. It is already fully hydraulic.
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Re: Universal setworks
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2022, 12:15:44 PM »
I very much doubt there is such a thing as a universal set-works.  A set-works is a system of sensors, actuators, user-interface and controller.  The actuators for different mills would have to be different, which forces the software to be different.  I suppose a system could be developed with a number of options that could be adapted to almost any mill.  The biggest issue I see with that is finding people to install and service them.
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Re: Universal setworks
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2022, 01:40:55 PM »
I came up with my own design that could probably be adapted to other mills. It allows you to select pre-determined board thicknesses. If your mechanically inclined and can do some control wiring, you could build something similar. If you want to look at it you can check out photos in my profile gallery. There is also a link to a video in the thread I did about my build.
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Re: Universal setworks
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2022, 01:46:31 PM »
This previous thread on the forum also discusses available set ups.

https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php?topic=77427.0

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Re: Universal setworks
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2022, 11:35:56 PM »
Yes- to your question several companies build setworks.  My Thompson controls touch screen setworks was taken out by lightning 2 years back, they’re not around any longer I bought a similar controller from Helle, it reads the heads position from a encoder that Helle provided, nice unit- 2 memories for grade sawing, 8 cants & 8 sets.  If you want something basic, call Cook’s Saw I think they’ll sell you one.  The setworks just needs power in and the correct voltage going to your hydraulic solenoid valve and the encoder connection, pretty simple. 


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