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Mach missing steps on glass scales?
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:26:28 AM »
Seems like if I rapid my machine (<100IPM), MACH miss counts my 1 micrometer glass scale? It's acurite senc 150 , 1UM res. Go slow and the counts make sense.
Any thoughts?
Re: Mach missing steps on glass scales?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 09:38:03 AM »
Doing some rough math, I come up with a requirement for about 50,000 samples per second needed to avoid aliasing if you are trying to read this scale moving at 100 inches per minute using software.

Are you connecting your scale to a parallel port supported in software, or is this configuration using an external hardware device? Does the Darwin parallel port driver even support encoders yet?
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Re: Mach missing steps on glass scales?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 10:41:06 PM »
I too realized I might be exceeding the samples per min. reading. Increased the kernel speed some and slowed the rapid.