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General Mach Discussion / Re: Chinese motor controller
« on: February 28, 2016, 07:43:50 PM »
Thanks guys, can anyone please recommend a better driver? Not looking for full professional just something usable.

Thanks Dave

General Mach Discussion / Chinese motor controller
« on: February 28, 2016, 08:05:58 AM »
Hi guys
I've just had 3 Chinese motor controllers delivered , first one ran hot even with no load but then failed. The second ran cool but not as it should, i tried changing the micro step options then it failed as well. The third is running sweet, nice and cool and doing everything as it should.
Are these things a hit and miss item, is it a matter of buy cheap and take your chances?
Thanks, appreciate your thoughts.

Breakout board,

General Mach Discussion / Huanyang vsd
« on: January 27, 2016, 04:36:47 AM »
Hi guys
A simple question about the huanyang vsd. I had i setup and running sweet, took the computer of the cnc and had it set up on another machine for a while. I've just hooked it all back up and the vsd turns the spinde on whn it should but only goes up to 7200 rpm when mach3 is telling it to go to 12000 rpm. Also doesn't change speed under mach3,  what setting do i eed to check..... a year ago i knew all these off the top of my head!

Hope someone can help.

Thanks Dave

General Mach Discussion / Re: Huyanyang VFD plugin
« on: January 24, 2016, 07:29:39 PM »
Hi sbr

Yes I did get it to work.... I can't remember exactly what I did though! Had to install a plugin that changed the usb setting or something like that then installed the Huyanyang plug in.
I'm away at work for a few more days, if I remember when I get back i'll fire up that computer and check what was installed.

Once it's working its great. One issue I had was it seems to be sensitive to noise on the cable from the USB adapter to the VSD, need good shielded cable for this.

General Mach Discussion / Re: 4 & 6 motor
« on: May 26, 2015, 08:03:18 AM »
Thanks, that explains it! I have it wired full winding and full current! That's why it's running so hot and has so much more power...

Does it matter at all which winding we use?


General Mach Discussion / 4 & 6 motor
« on: May 25, 2015, 04:45:40 AM »
Hi all
I have a 6 wire motor that I've wired as 4 wire, just left off the 2 spare wires. Yellow and white.  (read this somewhere) motor runs fine but I don't think this is right as it has way more power than the same 4 wire motor and runs a lot hotter.

Have I got this wrong?

Thanks Dave

General Mach Discussion / Re: A axis as spindle
« on: May 24, 2015, 07:04:37 AM »
Thanks, for my application I'm not to worried about power as it will still have more torque than the 70w motor the sewing machine comes with.... Will play around with gearing so the motor is in a good part of the torque curve.

The main thing I'm looking for is being able to dial in a constant motor speed as this determines the stitch length.

This is what I'm up to..... (First proto type)


General Mach Discussion / Re: A axis as spindle
« on: May 24, 2015, 01:07:08 AM »
Tried all sorts of settings, so I'm looking for a starting point from you guys.....


General Mach Discussion / Re: A axis as spindle
« on: May 23, 2015, 08:41:47 PM »
Thanks guys
Pretty sure I understand what is required it's just the settings to configure this that I can't work out.....

Tried all sorts of setting but can't get it to work, so obviously I'm doing something wrong. That's why I've come to the experts!!!


General Mach Discussion / A axis as spindle
« on: May 23, 2015, 08:37:31 AM »
Hi all,
I know this has probably been covered but I can't find what I need to make it work...... My cnc quilting machine only uses x and y axis and I want to use another stepper as a spindle motor so I've wired this to axis a. I've tried all sorts of settings but can't get it to work....

Can someone please talk me through the basic setups for this a axis as a spindle, drive is gecko g540.

Many thanks.

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