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Re: Tunning question "CamTronic's"
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 06:42:21 AM »
I have had my Camtronics controller with gecko 320's on a 4 axis Technoisel machine, for about a year.  There is a brief hum every few seconds but it's nothing I would be concerned about.  I have run my machine for hour's at a time and never had problems with accuracy or stalling of any sort.  I have a 3 year old Maxnc mill that has a stepper motor and drive,  let me tell you, it literally is a constant scream from the controller.  Works fine but if you have to listen to that for hours you would go mad.

In the day time I program industrial CNC routers and the high end servo motors(Fanuc, Yaskawa, bosch-rexroth) have a hum as well.

If you have backlash or play in your system it will be more pronounced from my experience.  Especially when the head or axis moves to position rapidly and stops or changes direction.  I'm sure you could build a completely silent system, but the cost would be substantially greater.