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Axis slaving question
« on: April 30, 2020, 10:22:36 AM »
Sorry if this has been discussed. I found info on slaving, I need to slave axis A to axis Y but I have a rack and pinion system not a ball screw system so I need to reverse the rotation of one of the motors. I'm a newb to Mach3 and to CNC so is this possible? If so can someone kindly lead me step by step? If not, what are my options? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Axis slaving question
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 05:18:08 PM »
Hi,
there are two means of reversing an axis motor.

1) Software setting: Config/Ports&pins/OutputSignals check (or un-check) the ActiveLow of the Dir signal only of the axis motor
you wish to change.

2) Reverse the motor: The motor windings are two pairs of wires, phase A, A+ and A-, and phase B, B+ and B-. Swap just one pair,
say A+ and A-, at the driver. That will cause the motor to go in the other direction without having to change the ActiveLow/ActiveHigh
status.

Craig
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Re: Axis slaving question
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 06:51:52 PM »
Thank you Craig..
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