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Offline ozzey

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new lathe construction
« on: December 27, 2014, 04:21:38 AM »
i am retro fitting my old lathe with stepper motors driver and breakout board all from china (work grate on my mill )  what do need to synchronize the spindle to  the feed to cut a thread sum  thing must tell the feed when to engage when the spindle is in right place

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Re: new lathe construction
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 04:22:58 PM »
You will need a sensor which will provide an index signal to Mach.
Mach uses the index signal to control the threading and also rpm readout.

Have a read of the Mach3 Lathe Manual for how it's done. Also have read of Threading on the Lathe- Mach3 Turn writeup.

RICH

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Re: new lathe construction
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 04:54:09 PM »
thanks rich i will read it