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Offline rockyrude

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4 axis dilema
« on: April 19, 2017, 02:03:56 PM »
Not sure this is the correct forum, I am building a larger router table and am using two steppers on the x-axis. I know one will be considered a-axis. My dilema is should both steppers rotate the same direction or should one rotate counter the other?
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Re: 4 axis dilema
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 04:19:04 PM »
That would most likely depend on how you have your motors mounted.

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Re: 4 axis dilema
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 04:30:34 PM »
The plan is to have both motors on the same end of the table and right-handed screws.

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Re: 4 axis dilema
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 04:38:07 PM »
Assuming both screws and motors identical then both would have identical motor tunings and the a would be slaved to the x and both would turn in the same.direction.