I’ve asked this question at other forums to folks that are using big CNCs such as CAMaster and ShopBot; pros. Most of them scoff at the power loss effects to their projects. I’m not convinced that a power drop out during a 3D route is not damaging.
So, the question is “Can one obtain a UPS with sufficient capacity to allow a controlled shutdown of a project being routed?”
I don’t have any electronic equipment that isn’t running through a UPS. I’m not going to neglect my CNC router system. Since the “devil is in the details”, some further questions come to mind.
How can the computer running the gcode detect a significant power outage and “withdraw” the router from the cutting surface?
Can a typical Dewalt router be operated for a short time on a UPS so that it can be withdrawn either by command or manually?
We typically have short power “blips” that are often so quick that the UPS alarms barely beep, but for electronics that aren’t prepared that could mean a complete reset.
I’m interested in your take on this subject.