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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: Tim G-C on June 04, 2008, 07:16:23 AM

Title: Stupid question
Post by: Tim G-C on June 04, 2008, 07:16:23 AM
Greetings, Just a silly question.

How many functions can Mach control? As in max number of axis plus spindle control etc? I ask this as I am looking at the possibility of building a combined Lathe / Flatbed Router and can see no way round having less than 7 axis. The material to be machined is wood not metal and the dimensions are not small.

Thanks in advance  :) (and I do have a sense of humour so all comments are accepted). :P

Title: Re: Stupid question
Post by: poppabear on June 04, 2008, 08:03:41 AM
6 axis plus spindle

I run a combo Mill/lathe, and I just have a profile for each and just switch between them, using the same axis drives.
if your REALLY need 7 true interpelated axis then mach wont do it for you.

if you need other motors to run more than 6 but the others dont have to be interpelated then you can run them trough an analog board, or PLC with HS pulse driver.