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Mach 3 Flexibility ?
« on: February 11, 2007, 11:33:55 PM »
I’m new to CNC, I’m building my CNC machine.

One of my motors, is unipolar, the other is bipolar.
I don’t know what driver board and motors I’m going to use/buy or build.
(I found a small Y table that already has a unipolar motor I want to use, and I
have other junk parts all around me)

Can Mach 3 work with ANY parallel step motor driver board setup ?

 As long as I have a board that accepts parallel input/output and will drive my motors
Can I get Mach 3 to work with it ?

Or do I need to select specific parallel step driver board hardware and/or motor types?

What does Mach 3 require ?

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« Last Edit: February 11, 2007, 11:37:30 PM by deleteallusers »


Re: Mach 3 Flexibility ?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007, 02:57:26 AM »
Mach puts out a step and direction signal so any drive that uses step and direction should work OK. Same goes for motors, you can mix and match even between servos and steppers as each axis has seperate tuning for the motors.