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advice for stepper controller wanted
« on: July 25, 2010, 08:10:27 PM »
I have an older mill that I want to control with Mach3 software. I have one machine running with Mach 3 now.

The machine I do not have running I need to make or buy a controller. I currently use parallel port to the computer with the machine I have running, and would like to stay with this.

The machine I do not have running has:

Z STEPPER (6-WIRE, 3V 1.25 AMP, 1.8 DEGREE, 2-PHASE)
X AND Y STEPPER (6-WIRE, 5.5V 4 AMP, 1.8 DEGREE, 2-PHASE)

I have searched the internet, and all the controllers I see do not handle the 4 amp motors

Maybe I should replace all the stepper motors with others and get a controller that will work together.

Suggestions appreciated.

homer

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Re: advice for stepper controller wanted
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 02:23:22 AM »
Hi Homer,

In my opinion Geckodrive is the place to go  http://www.geckodrive.com/

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Re: advice for stepper controller wanted
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 03:21:13 AM »
Agree totally with Tweakie, Gecko still make the best stepper drives, the Chinese Leadshine ones are also good but I still rate the Geckos higher.
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