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kernel speed and new PC
« on: September 25, 2010, 01:51:25 AM »
I was just reading through some of the older posts and came across this thread:

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,15647.0.html

There are a few points brought up here that I wonder if I should use or pay attention to. generatorlabs said that they had problems using a Dell computer which is what my old computer that I was using up until I had a glitch. My new computer is a HP that I had to install a parallel port in. I'm wondering if this computer was not a good choice for running Mach. Also I am using 203Vs which are 10x microstepping, should I set my kernel speed to 35000Hz like simpson36 suggests?

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Re: kernel speed and new PC
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 04:42:45 AM »
What are your steps per unit and Velocity? that will determine the kernel speed you will need. ie 20,000 steps per unit x 100 IPM Velocity would equal 2,000,000 pulses per minute. Divide by 60 to get pulses per second and that would be 33,333 pulses per second (Hz ) or 33.333KHz so you would in this case need 35KHz kernel.

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