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Mixing Stepper motors with servo's
« on: January 08, 2014, 12:30:46 PM »
Hu Guys,
I'm not sure if this is possible (I think not), but I thought I would check first. I want to add a 4th axis to my machine, I'm currently using a CSMIO IP-A controlling 3 analogue servo drives. Could I add a stepper motor controller (parallel Port base) just to control the 4th axis???

Thanks

Jim

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Re: Mixing Stepper motors with servo's
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 01:18:45 PM »
Afraid not, the IP-A can only control analogue command drives and you can only use one motion controller with Mach.
There may be stepper drives out there that can accept analogue commands but I have never seen any.
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Mixing Stepper motors with servo's
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 01:58:11 PM »
Thanks for clearing this up for me. Could I use something like this for a 4th axis with a servo drive?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/servo-press-Index-table-315mm-diameter-/290982005493

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Re: Mixing Stepper motors with servo's
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 02:15:25 PM »
That has been listed more than a few times on eBay and I remember looking at the specs and deciding it was not suitable for me. I cant recall exactly why but you can find info regarding it via google.
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