Enhancing startup on MC60 treadmill motor controller

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by jamesw, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. jamesw

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    I have a motor control board that has the same speed/startup characteristics as the MC60 (5k pot, zero to restart).

    I would like to use it to control its PMDC motor on a CNC mill. For safe and proper operation, my Windows based G-Code controller (Mach3) needs to be able to turn the motor both off and on.

    Can the MC60 control be upgraded to soft-start the motor to the RPM's that has been preset by the 5k pot? AC power to the MC60 will be switched by Mach3 through an opto-isolated solid state relay.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  2. sdtrent

    New Member

    Dec 4, 2011
    How about adding a PC controlled relay wired up to the speed-pot to set zero speed at power up that can be energized to shift to the pot set speed? I believe it would work and should be pretty easy to set up.

  3. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    When considering replying to the thread, please note the date of last activity of the thread. This one has lain dormant since just before March of this year, and our original poster was last active in August.