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Step Direction Servo Driver Recommendation
« on: January 14, 2011, 11:39:34 AM »

I have looked at AMC, Viper 200, and Gecko G320X. 

AMC is way out of my price range for their recommended driver.  ($831 each)

Viper looks good, but Larken is slow to answer questions sometimes, and its still kinda pricey at $229 each. 

Gecko looks good, but the voltage range is marginally close, and Gecko says I would need to build my own protective dump circuit for my application.  Marcus is extremely responsive to questions, and the price is half that of the Viper. 

Who else has a step direction servo driver that I should look at? 

I am working on the retrofit of an old Hurco KMB1 to Mach control.  Anybody need the old servo drivers, control, memory boards etc?  Pretty much all I am saving on the control side is the transformers and the VFD.  Eventually not even the VFD. 

I'm pretty much decided on the US Digital E6-1000 encoders to replace the low res (and falling apart) original encoders. 

Thanks,
Bob

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Re: Step Direction Servo Driver Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 05:30:47 PM »
www.cncdrives.com  have the Whale and Dugong drives, never used them myself but have only heard good from people that have them.
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Re: Step Direction Servo Driver Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 04:12:12 AM »
Looks the pond might be in the way for these guys. 

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Re: Step Direction Servo Driver Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 04:53:07 AM »
They have aeroplanes nowadays ;D

Seriously though I believe delivery is quick enough but if you are a buy American only guy then your choice is Geckos only I think.

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Re: Step Direction Servo Driver Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 11:38:56 AM »
Bob,

Note that we are carrying the dugongs here: http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/index.php?cPath=62_64

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Re: Step Direction Servo Driver Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 12:16:27 PM »
They have aeroplanes nowadays ;D

Seriously though I believe delivery is quick enough but if you are a buy American only guy then your choice is Geckos only I think.

Hood

Not particularly.  I do try to give local companies first crack at my business, but its mainly that it can be entertaining sometimes to get international deliveries.  Customs, carriers etc. 

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Note that we are carrying the dugongs here: http://www.cnc4pc.com/Store/osc/index.php?cPath=62_64

Arturo Duncan
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Yep, thanks.  I found your site last night when I did a search. 

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Re: Step Direction Servo Driver Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 02:46:49 PM »
I do try to give local companies first crack at my business,

Me too but unfortunately there are not many around here :(
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