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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Kevin S, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Kevin S

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  2. Gary Caruso

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    Hi Kevin,
    You asked about using the two motors on the X axis, I think you mean the Y? the Y is front to back the X is side to side...
    Anyway you need to use discrete drivers for the high torque motors such as the one Openbuilds sells that can do 3 amps.
    As for the controller all you need is an Arduino Uno a screw shield (to make connections easy) and GRBL with Universal G-code Sender or Estlcam for control.
    There are many other ways to do this, but these example is tried and tested and you can find plenty of support for this setup here as it is typical.
    BTW I feel like this is the fourth time this week I've made this same post :) .. i really need to start copy/pasting! all the blue text are links for you to follow for more info or ebay sales examples.
    Cheers
    Gary
     
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  3. GrayUK

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    Gary.
    I know, I've read it loads of times.
    However, it is going to be useful for me in a little while as well. :jawdrop:
    Perhaps you should put the info in a Thread in Useful Dept, and just give out links? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Gary Caruso

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    that would make too much sense ;)
     
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    To drive the Nema 23's I would go with an industrial grade driver like the IM483's they are an older driver but used and NOS can be found on eBay for a fair price. I purchased 8 of them 10 or so years ago for $85 each I have used the same 4 drivers all these years without issue. The software I use is Mach 3 on my windows computer and I have LinuxCNC on my bootable Ubuntu thumb drive that I use when I want a change
     
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    or create a Resource with all the links in it...
     
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  7. Kevin S

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    Thanks
    Any idea when the store will have the hi torque stepper motors. I would like to start ordering.
    Kevin
     

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