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Mach 3 and servo motors =S
« on: April 12, 2021, 09:33:36 AM »
Hello all

I am new with this topic. I am going to build a small CNC using servomotors (X-Y axis with 0.75kW motors ans Z a 1.3kW motor). When I was at University I used mach3 for a project but with steppers, I want to know if I can use mach 3 for the servomotors, also if you know some controller board to use with servo because in my search only appearce boards for steppers.

Hope you can help me.

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Re: Mach 3 and servo motors =S
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 09:44:26 AM »
vital Systems or CSLab offer Motion Controller for servos (+-10V and Encoder  Feedback) or also EtherCat.
but nearly all servo Controllers can also run in step/dir mode (open Loop).
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Mach 3 and servo motors =S
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 04:23:05 PM »
so, I can use any type of controller board as long as mach 3 support it, isn't it?
Thank you

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Re: Mach 3 and servo motors =S
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 02:10:13 AM »
exactly, as Long there is a plugin for Mach3 is avaliable you can use it, but pls. do not use those cheap chinese Controllers,
they have more or less Problems.
anything is possible, just try to do it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Mach 3 and servo motors =S
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 10:26:29 AM »
Thank you, I really appreciate your answer. I will check the information above and choose one of them. Do you have some commentos or used one of them?? or another one??
Re: Mach 3 and servo motors =S
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2021, 08:36:22 PM »
Hi,
I have used an Ethernet SmoothStepper (Warp9TD) for six plus years, been great. It is a step/direction controller
so it WILL NOT support analog servos but WILL support any step/direction motor drive from steppers through servos.

I have bought three 750W B2 series Delta servos for my new build mill, and I  run them up to 5000rpm with 1um (linear)
resolution which requires a Step signal rate of 416.7kHz, and the ESS does that easy.

US made, and has a manufacturers sponsored forum for support, has both Mach3 and Mach4 plugins.

Craig
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Re: Mach 3 and servo motors =S
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2021, 07:22:53 PM »
i run ac servos and clearpath servos. Everything from $400 machmotion breakout boards to $10 chinese boards. If it will run steppers, it will run servos.