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Title: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: panaceabeachbum on April 10, 2008, 05:23:13 PM
Anybody here using the sure servo ac brushless drives from Automation direct with mach? Which pins on the sureservo do I attach the step, direction and common pins from my breakout board to?

The wiring on my encoders are labled A , -A   B, -B etc  , the encoder inputs on the drive are labled A, /A and so on  , is -A the same as /A ?  Thanks
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: Hood on April 10, 2008, 05:27:27 PM
yes thats correct, A- = -A = /A

Not used the sureservo so dont know :(
 Hood
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: Brian Barker on April 11, 2008, 12:14:26 AM
Here is how to hook them up..
thanks
Brian
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: sshneider on April 11, 2008, 01:40:37 AM
Brian,

Thanks for the Cool time saving drawing!  Have you ever seen/tried the James Cullens' Sound Logic Encoder Interface with the ADC Sure Servos?  Any thoughts about devices like this?

Thanks,
Sid
 
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: Brian Barker on April 11, 2008, 10:37:51 AM
Sorry I have not done this :( It is on my list but ... I never get to do the fun stuff ;(

Thanks
Brian
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: sshneider on April 11, 2008, 10:41:10 AM
Awwwwww  Dude!  All Work and No PLay makes Jack a dull boy!   ;)

I'll check around and see what I can find out.  I think I want to give it a go.

Thanks anyway!
Sid
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: Brian Barker on April 11, 2008, 10:58:22 AM
I have a smooth stepper running the mill and I would like to have them tied in... but I need to stop working on the code to do that :)

So much to do and so little time.. You guys get to have all the fun in my eyes ! So keep up the good work and tell me how it works for you...

Thanks
Brian
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: sshneider on April 11, 2008, 12:04:35 PM
My Sympathy for you just evaporated... I forgot that YOU are one of the "Chosen" who already posses the magical SmoothStepper.  At #69 on the list I'm a while away from even seeing one in real life.  I'm totally with you though- Mach 3, SS, Encoder interface, ADC Sureservos- THE WHOLE SHA-BANG!!!!  I'll let you know how it goes.

BTW- on the Plugins download page the link to DL the SS Plugin is gone- I know your swamped but, for those who are going to be receiving the Maiden release of the SS how can we get it?

Regards,
Sid
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: Hood on April 11, 2008, 01:13:32 PM
Driver and plugin are on Gregs site, http://www.warp9td.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=41

Hood
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: sshneider on April 11, 2008, 05:33:02 PM
Cool- thanks!  I see them now must have been recently posted.

Sid
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: panaceabeachbum on April 15, 2008, 10:52:18 AM
thank you for the diagram , now I just need to figure out motor tuning and setting the drive to the proper mode
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: panaceabeachbum on April 15, 2008, 12:43:37 PM
back on the subject of using the sure servo drive with mach , is the 5v common shown in the diagram +5v or -5v . My break out board has a jumper to choose the common terminals as - or + ,I am sure this is a simple thing I should know but I am a machinist and my knowledge of electronics is very limited
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: sshneider on April 15, 2008, 04:16:34 PM
Usually the Common is the Neg (-)

HTH,
Sid
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: Brian Barker on April 15, 2008, 05:54:12 PM
It was done to the +5 side..
Thanks
Brian
Title: Re: Sure Servo drives with Mach
Post by: sshneider on April 16, 2008, 10:28:41 AM
Ooops- Sorry about that.  Thanks for the correction Brian!

Sid