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Re: Z axis design and Mach3 control
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2007, 02:53:29 PM »
Steps per is irrevelant.

I'm talking about the display in the DRO.  It vascillates around between 358.4 or so, and 0.9 degrees.  Around a circle or square it goes fro 0.00 degrees to 0.9 degrees or so.

It should do the full 360 degrees - NO?  How far the motor actually moves is a number setting.  Right now, it is set at 50 SPI or 18000/360.

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Re: Z axis design and Mach3 control
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2007, 03:34:13 PM »
No, steps per are very important.

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Re: Z axis design and Mach3 control
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2007, 04:13:23 PM »
Can you post a typical gcode file that you use?

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Re: Z axis design and Mach3 control
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2007, 05:20:25 PM »
Also, is the rotary axis set to angular in general config? Also in Genreal config, you can allow for 360 rollover. Do you have soft limits set for the rot. axis?

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Re: Z axis design and Mach3 control
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2007, 05:21:26 PM »
It's a simple square with filleted corners and a few holes.

Nothing fancy.