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Re: Anybody using Mach on an Okuma Lathe?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2008, 08:41:39 PM »
Hood,

Did you manage to get your lathe running smoothly on Mach? Was it similar in motor type, if so, how did you deal with converting to step and direction?

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Re: Anybody using Mach on an Okuma Lathe?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2008, 02:13:30 AM »
My lathe had big DC motors but the drives and control were not part of the deal so I had to try and get drives. The motors were far too big for any of the normal drives such as Geckos or Tek10's but as I didnt know too much about servos at the time it didnt stop me trying LOL. In the end I picked up AC servos and drives on eBay that did the job and they accepted Step/Dir.
 The first drives I got from eBay were analogue and I did try them out, (well kind of) with the top boards from the Tek10 drives as they converted Step/Dir to analogue, however the drives I am using  now came along at a good price so I never went any further with the convertors.

Hood