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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by centurian, May 30, 2015.

  1. centurian

    centurian Well-Known
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    Hi
    After watching Mark's

    Nema 23 Lead/Acme Actuator Example Build


    I was wondering if the Gcode you use on the OX build can be used to control this build as well or do you use a different setup. As the 'X' would become a static post holding the 'Z' in one place while the table moves in two directions below it, ie: 'X' & 'Y'
    Its just a thought before I have a go at it.

    Michael.
     
  2. Ronald van Arkel

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    I might not understand completely what you are asking, but controlling an actuator, single axis, is the same as controlling a XYZ system. We might need a bit more information on this question?

    -Ronald
     
  3. centurian

    centurian Well-Known
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    I thought so, Justin
    The more I look at the photos and the build video I can see that there isn't much difference in the way the plates move backwards and forwards as the ones in the OX do. Its just moving in a different way.

    Thanks for your replies lads.

    Michael.
     
  4. Ronald van Arkel

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    I can give you some additional info as well that I found were the best, they might be useful to you:

    Feed (up to): 2000 mm/min
    Voltage: 24 vDC
    Amperes: 1.2 A (on most drivers)
    Step: 1/8, thus 200 steps for 1 mm of movement

    With these settings you have no problem to use even the 1000 mm version of the Nema 23 Lead/Acme Actuator.

    -Ronald
     

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