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**General Mach Discussion / Need help calculating my "Steps per " in mach 3 please **

« **on:**March 18, 2015, 08:39:11 AM »

I am hoping someone can help me understand what some of my settings in mach 3 need to be.

The information I have about the ball screw is :

“The screws are metric 5mm pitch which works out to 5.08TPI.”

Motors:

NEMA 23 Frame,

KL23H2100-50-8B 570 oz In.

Hybrid Stepper Motor

1.8° /200 Steps Per Rev.

5 Amps Current ( Bipolar Parallel),

8-wire, Bi-polar or Unipolar 1/4" dual shaft

Driver:

Microstepping Driver Microstepping Driver

KL6050

The formula as I understand it :

Steps per rev (200) x microstep (??) x TPI (5.08) = steps per inch

I cant seem to figure out or understand how to find out the actual steps, since the driver only has a ¼ or 1/8 switch selection.

Confused. Any help appreciated

The information I have about the ball screw is :

“The screws are metric 5mm pitch which works out to 5.08TPI.”

Motors:

NEMA 23 Frame,

KL23H2100-50-8B 570 oz In.

Hybrid Stepper Motor

1.8° /200 Steps Per Rev.

5 Amps Current ( Bipolar Parallel),

8-wire, Bi-polar or Unipolar 1/4" dual shaft

Driver:

Microstepping Driver Microstepping Driver

KL6050

The formula as I understand it :

Steps per rev (200) x microstep (??) x TPI (5.08) = steps per inch

I cant seem to figure out or understand how to find out the actual steps, since the driver only has a ¼ or 1/8 switch selection.

Confused. Any help appreciated