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Virtual Aixs
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:13:19 PM »
Is there a way to create a virtual axis using Mach 3 & a SmoothStepper control card? The material that we using slips when it is advanced. We would like use a encoder to measure the material's actual advancement.

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Re: Virtual Aixs
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 03:22:09 PM »
Ken I am not sure what you mean by virtual axis BUT you can bring the encoder into MACH3 and display the actual measure of motion. You can then compare the 2 values , Mach3 axis and encoder motion value.

SO I F the material slips on your conveyor where are you going to attach the encoder ? To the material ???

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« Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 03:24:08 PM by BR549 »
Re: Virtual Aixs
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 09:59:50 AM »
Yes, we were going to use a wheel attached to the encoder. The material will spin the wheel as it is indexed. We thought that we could used the MPG/Spindle synch encoder input on the SmoothStepper board. But that is about as far as we got. Lack of knowledge in the software got in the way.