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Please help?
« on: June 28, 2017, 09:35:44 AM »
I do believe I have a problem with Mach3 . When jogging continuously  it will move .500 TO .750 of an inch then move another 3/4 of an inch and it looks like the motor jumps . It dose not move as smoothly as I would like . Motors make no noise. Now in Mach 3 when I do the driver test it is all over the map Too fast too slow excellent too slow.Never stays steady for more than a second or two. I have tried low gain medium gain high gain factory gain .And tuned the motor to be quite on all settings and no help I also tried encoder settings from 500 to 2000 and no help ,anyone have any suggestions how to make it run better?Or should I bite the bullet and buy a smooth stepper motion controller. My current set up is a c-10 BOB 4 Gecko 320x set at 500 encoder line count low gain 256 following error. 1x step. Laptop running windows xp . Any help is much appreciated thanks guys.

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Re: Please help?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 10:11:15 AM »
If you are using a laptop then you need a motion controller such as the ESS or similar (Laptops are not supported for Mach3 use with the parallel port).

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Re: Please help?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 11:32:33 AM »
I got a smooth stepper and it fixed the problem no more pesky Ltp port...!