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Two stepper motors for one axis
« on: January 26, 2012, 05:52:46 AM »
When you build a cnc router   with 2 ballscrew , Two stepper motors  for one Y axis
how do you wire the two stepper motors that drive the Y axis

 (cnc driver  gecko g540)

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Re: Two stepper motors for one axis
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 06:23:36 AM »
Usually you would use two drives and slave them in Mach.
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Re: Two stepper motors for one axis
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 06:32:02 AM »
slave them in Mach
can you explain more how to do it in MACH3

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Re: Two stepper motors for one axis
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 06:47:54 AM »
Config menu then Slave Axis.
Set the axis you want to slave as A, B or C  and then as long as screws, reduction, microstepping etc are the same you just tell Mach to slave A(or B or C) with Y and restart Mach and you are set.
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Re: Two stepper motors for one axis
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 06:57:11 AM »
thanks  vere  much