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Need help configuring axis please
« on: April 02, 2006, 06:27:34 PM »
On my lathe I am reusing the stock cross slide screw and I am not positive how to set it up.

I have learned that the cross slide moves .0394 per revolution.

The motor is direct coupled to the screw.

My stepper driver uses 8 micro steps

Do I need more info than this?
I came up with 40,608 Mach 3 steps per unit.

Thanks, Tim
Re: Need help configuring axis please
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 06:54:50 PM »
I get 40598.9 steps per unit...
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Re: Need help configuring axis please
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006, 06:59:38 PM »
I must have rounded ???

Ok..just wanted to make sure that sounded correct. Thanks again

Hood

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Re: Need help configuring axis please
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006, 07:00:08 PM »
Not used to inches but 0.0394 per rev seems quite small, is that correct?

Hood
Re: Need help configuring axis please
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006, 07:09:35 PM »

Hood

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Re: Need help configuring axis please
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2006, 07:11:37 PM »
Yes I worked it out as 1mm, just seemed a bit fine but it is correct.
Hood

Hood

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Re: Need help configuring axis please
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2006, 07:14:43 PM »
actually for your calcs you would be best keeping all the figures on your calculator so divide 1 by 25.4 and your conversion will work out more accurate and may even end up with a better figure to enter into Mach ;)
Hood
« Last Edit: April 02, 2006, 07:17:44 PM by Hood »