Sunday 26 February 2017

DIY Cable Management - Episode 137

DIY Cable Management

The last thing I need to do after the upgrade is replace the cable management on the Y axis. This is bacause after the upgrade the Y axis could not get full range of motion because the existing cable management was too short.

For demonstration purposes I show how the X axis cable management is constructed though the Y axis is made the same. The only difference is in the way the way it is connected at the ends. Each machine is different and you will need to find what method of attaching the cable management works best for you.


This is not the only type of cable management available for CNC machines but is is one of the simplest and cheapest. Other systems use drag chains. These are relatively cheap to purchase compared to what they cost some 4 or 5 years ago. At $10 USD per metre these are now easily affordable and once my machine is finally complete I will look at getting some of these for my machine. Until then i will continue with the system that has done me proud for the last 8 years.

Drag Chain supplier

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I have purchased from this supplier in the past without any issue though I have not purchased the item in the link. Search for other suppliers and chains as they come in various shapes and sizes. While this one will be fine for me it may not suit your machine so shop around.

Drag Chain

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