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Z axis stepper wont move.
« on: December 31, 2013, 02:09:39 PM »
I am new to mach 3 and cnc. I have everything laid out wired up and running except z axis. mach 3 plasma I have x and y movement but when I try z it does not move. I changed drivers and steppers around they all work. Is there a setting I am over looking or not understanding. The DRO I think is what its called is going up and down but nothing at the stepper. thanks ???

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Re: Z axis stepper wont move.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 03:38:55 PM »
Do you have the correct port and pin numbers entered for the Z?
If you attach your xml I will have a look and see if I can find a problem.
Re: Z axis stepper wont move.
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 05:40:15 PM »
Thanks for getting back to me so fast hood. I got it to work I changed the z to pins 8-9 and it works. this is all new to me. I bought the steppers (nema 23 287oz) BOB is ( DB25-1205) drivers are (DQ542ma). was not getting a signal from 2-3 just thought I would try and it worked. thanks I am sure I will have further questions.