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Slave Z to Y Axis??
« on: January 26, 2011, 12:28:26 PM »
Is it possible to slave the Z axis to the Y axis?   I have a 3 axis controller that I want to use to test a plasma cutter.   Is it possible to reassign the pins or slave the Z axis to the Y axis to test the movement as I have 2 steppers on the Y axis and not enough axis on the Stepperworld board to control them.

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Re: Slave Z to Y Axis??
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 02:20:35 PM »
Dont really follow what you are asking, if you are attempting to drive two motors from one drive then I cant say how successful that would be but Mach has nothing to do with it so no problems from the Mach end of things.
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Re: Slave Z to Y Axis??
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 03:11:08 PM »
Since I don't have an A axis to slave for the 2 motors needed in the Y axis.   Is it possible to slave the Z axis (which i'm not using) to the Y axis to run the addition motor needed on the Y axis.   I'm not talking about driving 2 motors from the same axis.   Just slaving the Z axis to the Y.

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Re: Slave Z to Y Axis??
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 03:13:26 PM »
You just call the extra motor/axis the A and slave it to the Y.
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Re: Slave Z to Y Axis??
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 04:37:01 PM »
If the both axis use the same drive setup you could tie them to the same outputs - if everything will cooperate electrically. The advantage of slaving it using A is that you can then do some things with limits and homing that you can't do the hardwired way.