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Two Steppers on Y axis
« on: August 10, 2016, 02:43:24 AM »
Hi there, I'm in the process of re-building my 3 axis cnc router, I want to attach a stepper motor to each ball screw on the Y axis has anyone done this and how would one go about wiring the stepper drivers.. will I need two drivers or one is enough?


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Re: Two Steppers on Y axis
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 04:10:57 AM »
The recommended method is to have two drivers (one for each motor). One will be the Y axis and the other will be the A, B, or C axis (you can choose) and these two axes are slaved together within Mach3 setup.
For more details the Mach3 manual has information with regard to slaving two axes and homing (squaring the gantry).  http://www.machsupport.com/help-learning/product-manuals/

Re: Two Steppers on Y axis
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 04:24:48 AM »
Thanks Tweakie will follow up on the manual