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Offline Garyv

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IMS stepper motor compatability
« on: September 05, 2006, 04:21:49 PM »
Has anyone had any experience with the IMS stepper motors with the drives installed ??
      I found a few of these and would like to know if they can be run on Mach 3..
I looked on the website for them and looks like they need to be run with their program..
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Gary

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Re: IMS stepper motor compatability
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 08:44:14 PM »
Here is a link to the motors that I  am looking at,, I am not sure if they willl work someone with more knowledge will you check it out the link is http://www.imshome.com/Product%20Datasheets/mdo23.pdf this link is to the PDF file on the motor specification ,,
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Gary

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Re: IMS stepper motor compatability
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006, 01:40:45 AM »
HI Garyv,

This exact model - mdo23.pdf - won't work, It has just about every control input except the one that you need with mach.

I did some digging on the site and the MDM23Plus does have a STEP and Direction input that should work just fine with mach. http://www.imshome.com/Product%20Datasheets/MDM23Plus.pdf

Pretty cool gizmo's. if you get a price let us know.

Animatics makes a similar motor/driver combo. http://www.animatics.com/web/sm_2320.html I did call on these a couple of years ago and they weren't cheap.

Chad

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Re: IMS stepper motor compatability
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006, 07:12:36 AM »
Thanks Chad,
   I found these on Ebay and thought it they worked I would get it for a rotory table I am working on.But guess I will keep looking , I thought if it worked I would not need to get another gecko to drive it ..