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Stepper and servo controlled by same controller?
« on: November 29, 2010, 12:09:21 PM »
Stepper and servo controlled by same controller?

My machine is servo driven X, Y, and Z with A slaved to X (Duel ball screws )
I want to add a 5 th rotary axes can I use a stepper motor or must I use servo motor
Thanks
Rusty

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Re: Stepper and servo controlled by same controller?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 02:00:24 PM »
You can use servo or stepper or a mix of both. Mach just puts out Step and Direction signals and does not care what type of motor you have.
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Re: Stepper and servo controlled by same controller?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 06:24:24 PM »
Thank you so much
I read many of your posts and you have a vast knowledge base
Thank you once again for sharing your expertness with so many of us,
Rusty

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Re: Stepper and servo controlled by same controller?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 06:28:34 PM »
No problem :)
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