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Re: Mach3 lathe manual control?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 05:01:30 PM »
Handles or MPG's?
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Re: Mach3 lathe manual control?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2013, 05:06:14 PM »
X and Z axis handles that manually control the servos

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Re: Mach3 lathe manual control?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2013, 05:09:14 PM »
So electronic hand wheels (MPG's) ?
If so then maybe the feel and motion from them is ok but I certainly have never liked using MPGs for machining, maybe using ones without indents would be better, but better for me is use CNC :)
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Re: Mach3 lathe manual control?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 11:46:18 PM »
My MPG's don't have indents and are setup up ( counts per unit & velocity settings ) to somewhat provide for "turning" feel as if using a manual handwheel.
IE; turn slow and get small movements and turn fast and get faster movement of the axis. I think one turn of the mpg is around 0.008", thus great for positioning. I have used them to do some machining, but it takes a "heightened awareness" of what you are doing, thus it's just not as natural as say a manual handle since control can be lost and also there is no "feel" of the actual machining.

FWIW,
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