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March 2017 update

A bit of a long time since our last update!

2017 has been a bit crazy for us as we have been working flat out on getting a new SECRET! product finished for launch.
It has been in the making for the last year and we have spent the last few months finishing off the prototyping and heads buried in coding of the firmware and example software source code to be released.
The new product will have it’s own dedicated support site which will go live very soon.

More information on this product when it is due to be released.

 

Some more updates on the following:

CNC 800mm X 800mm machine.

Due to other projects getting in the way, the launch of the CNC 800mm x 800mm machine kit is still delayed.
We have had a huge interest in this machine and can only apologise for not getting it to market yet.
Being a small company with limited budget and limited resource, we have to juggle the projects and products to match what we can cope with at the time.
We spent a lot of money and time getting from prototype to finished product and right and are more than keen to recuperate some costs and get it to you guys, so please bear with us.

 

200mm Coil Winders.

Unusual I know for us to let this popular model run out of stock for so long, but again because we make all our machines here in our small workshop and there is only two of us full time, we have just not had time to make up the next batch.
We do have a email list with people waiting and we will be cracking on with making up the next batch as soon as we finish launching the new SECRET product !

 

Manual Guitar Pickup Coil Winder.

We designed a Manual Guitar Pickup Coil Winder at the end of last year and instead of selling it ourselves, we have branded it under the Crimson Guitars label and they have sole distribution on it. We have been meaning to update our web pages with the full information, but it is actually now on sale and can be found on their website. We will update our site as soon as we can.
https://crimsonguitars.com/store/manual-coil-winder-kit/

 

So just a short update to let you know we are still around and more update soon.

 


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Crimson Guitars release a new video review of a Manual Coil Winder

Crimson Guitars release a new video review of a Manual Coil Winder we designed and branded for them .

In answer to a few of their points raised in the video

The auto traverse add-on plugs in to the back of the machine and will bolt onto the tapped holes of the base plate. 
We will release information so people can build their own auto traverse add-on or if enough demand we can make a few up.

The Gauss and Resistance again plugs in the back and is a separate unit. So again we will be showing people how to build their own add-on or releasing one. The gauss meter allows you to test the strength of the magnets and also the polarity.

The Bobbin plate has a number of spaced, tapped holes for popular pickup dimensions. Most people would use M4 bolts and attach the bobbin with no slugs in to wind, then insert slugs after. This would mean the bobbin is held securely in place while winding.

The magnets were supplied to be used for pickups that already have the slugs in and needed re-winding.

Maybe a tail stock add-on also in the future could also be in place for people attaching the pickups to the bobbin plate the Crimson way !!

All the plates are aluminium and bead blasted, followed by oxidization treatment.

We have seen posts in other guitar forums where people are indeed winding at 3500 RPM, so we decided that we would over engineer 🙂

The machine was planned to go out as a kit for people to assemble, this would keep the price down. But we have built the first 25 units and branded for Crimson Guitar members as a free build service.

 

Thanks again Ben and Luigi.

If you wish to order one of the Manual Coil Winders, then please email us at info@ukcnc.net

 


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Guitar Pickup Mini Coil Winders Back In Stock.

Guitar Pickup Mini Coil Winders Back In Stock

 

Well that was pretty good for us, only being out of stock for a couple of weeks !

For full information, please check out the product page

http://www.ukcnc.net/index.php/products/mini-coil-winder/


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CNC Mini Muscle Machines Back In Stock

At last !!!!

Sorry for the delay on getting the next batch of the CNC Mini Muscle Machines built, but they are now in stock.

Both 220v and 110v options are available.

Please check the product page for more information

http://www.ukcnc.net/index.php/products/mini-muscle-mk2-routing-machine/

Or the online shop for ordering details.

https://ukcnc.net/index.php?route=product/category&path=61

 


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Coil Winder ARM Controller Software 3.1 released with Firmware 1.5

We have always stated that our software and firmware is always in development and the main reason is because the more Coil Winding Machines we sell, the more weirder and more wonderful applications people seem to use it for.
So as we get bug reports or feature requests to be added, we try to release a new version as soon as we can.

Recently we sold a machine to a customer who needed very accurate movements down to degree level, using the Scripting engine and off the back of this a few small bugs were found.
These bugs did not really effect the normal Automatic winding feature of the software and firmware, but when sending thousands of quick short commands, there was some tweaking that needed to doing.

The tweaking has ended up in a lot of time re-writing chunks of the firmware and software code and a lot of time sat in front of the machine with a scope and a lot of various combinations of commands being fired at the controller.
We also attached various Micrometer Dial Gauges around the machine and external pulse counters to check every mechanical movement was coming out the same as the scope the debug feedback information from the processor.

I have got to add a great thanks to Dan for really putting the machine through testing and the time he spent helping us out.

Also while tweaking the code to obtain small accurate movements, we have ended up with much cleaner and faster pulse trains, that now improves accuracy and repeatability over the full range of speeds and pitches.
The firmware now looks more closely at the frequency of each motor and taking into account the interpolation that is needed between both motors, alters the pulse train to suit that speed and adjust automatically where needed.

These changes now offer improved return to zero positioning and also resume from pause improvements and higher speeds.
All new machines and ARM controller upgrades will be going out with the new Software and Firmware as default and it is highly recommended that if you have a machine with the new ARM Controller that you upgrade.

As usual the new Software and Firmware can be downloaded from our downloads page.

http://www.ukcnc.net/index.php/downloads/

It has always been free to our customers and will remain so in the future.

Before you upgrade your firmware, please make sure you read the instructions in the forums.


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Coil Winder Tensioners back in stock.

We now have all 3 sizes of the Coil Winder Magnetic Tensioners back in stock.

MTCS covering wire sizes 0.04mm—0.14mm 10g—120g
MTCM covering wire sizes 0.08mm—0.25mm 50g—400g
MTCLL covering wire sizes 0.14mm—0.40mm 100g—800g

These can be found on the online shop and also selected as a extra on the 200mm Coil Winder page.

https://ukcnc.net/index.php?route=product/category&path=60

 

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Guitar Mini Coil Winder review by Crimson Guitars

We sent one of our Guitar Mini Coil Winders over to Ben at Crimson Guitars and thought we would share the unpacking video.

These guys are a UK based company that run a Custom Guitar Building Studio, they share their knowledge of building guitars and other projects via weekly videos and online site.

Well worth checking out their site at http://crimsonguitars.com

Here is the video below

 


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Mini Coil Winders now back in stock.

We have just finished making up a new batch of Mini Coil Winders and they are now back on our Online Shop

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Guitar-Mini-Coil-Winder-Batch2

 

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Coil Winder ARM Controller Software 2.4 Beta released

Today we have released version 2.4 of the Coil Winder ARM Controller software and also updated the Coil Winding Software Manual to version 1.2

This release is for the Mini Coil Winders and the 200mm Coil Winders that have the ARM controller fitted.

Both can be downloaded from the Downloads Page.

Main chage in this release is adding the new updated manual when the Help buttons are clicked within the software.

As usual, any issues then please do not hesitate to contact us.


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CNC 800mm x 800mm Page Updated

The product pages for the CNC 800mm x 800mm Routing Machine have been updated with some new pictures and specifications.

We still want to do some videos showing the machine cutting out various materials, before taking orders for the first batch.

We have also now finished documenting the assembly and wiring instruction manuals for the new CNC 800mm x 800mm Routing Machine.

These can be viewed in the Support Forums and if you are interested to view them before purchasing, then do not hesitate to contact us on info@ukcnc.net and we will get a account set for you.

It has taken much longer than we anticipated getting the machine kit ready for market and this was mainly down to the workload we have had with building our batch machines and custom machines for customers. But we are getting there !

 


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