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What controllers are out there?

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Dale Y, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Dale Y

    Dale Y New
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    OK, now I am stumped, or at least am overlooking something very simple. I am looking for a control board with 5 motor connections. 1 each for X and Z, 2 for Y, and the 5th one for a rotary axis I want to add. In looking around, I see some boards out there, but I am not seeing how or if they are able to slave one of the connections to Y.
     
  2. Dale Y

    Dale Y New
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    anybody out there tried out the Smoothie board? I have been looking at the specs but I am not sure if it can set up to put 2 drivers to 1 axis.
     
  3. Gary Caruso

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    Hi Dale, You can slave many drivers to one axis by running the step and direction signals in parallel to the drives.
    Cheers
    Gary
     

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