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Stepper Motor sync
« on: May 19, 2013, 05:09:55 PM »
I'm thinking of putting together a cnc plasma table. I'm on the fence about using one per side of x axis with rack and pinion or tie both side together with chains and sprockets using one motor. I prefer the two motor method because I think it's cheaper but not sure how to sync the motors together. Does Mach3 software automatically do that or is there any special configuration?

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Re: Stepper Motor sync
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 07:02:51 AM »
Yes you set up the motors as master and slave in Mach. It works extremely well as long as both motors and drive trains are the same.
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