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Re: Recommended Encoders
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2015, 01:59:45 AM »
Hi Richard,

The 4th axis is generally just used as a rotary axis or slave for 2 motors driving one axis and not used to drive the spindle (although there will always be exceptions  :) )

The Gecko User's manual (http://www.geckodrive.com/geckodrive-step-motor-drives/g540.html ) gives details of connecting a relay which could be used to switch your spindle on/off - pretty much the same system as you are using at present.

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Re: Recommended Encoders
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2015, 11:17:27 AM »
Hello Tweakie. That's all I needed to know. I'm going to buy a G540 today. It has to be an improvement over the cheap drivers I currently have.

Thank you very much for your help.

Richard V