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Re: any advice welcome
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 02:04:10 PM »
I personally have used Allen Bradley DSD drives and on the Chiron I used Telemecanique Lexium 05's. I buy second hand and just look out for good deals all the time.
If going new then there are quite a lot of cheaper AC drives available from places like Mach Motion, Automation Direct etc.
The good thing about most of the AC drives nowadays is the mode of operation can be chosen, usually Step/Dir, Encoder follower, Analogue Torque, Analogue Speed are selectable. The Allen Bradleys I have on the big lathe are running Step/Dir at the moment but as soon as Mach4 Lathe comes out and the CSMIO does threading correctly with it I will be getting a CSMIO and using the Allen Bradley drive in analogue command mode.