Welcome to Our Community

Some features disabled for guests. Register Today.

X and Slave Motors don't always move together

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by iH8vols, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. iH8vols

    iH8vols New

    Dec 4, 2016
    Likes Received:
    Hello. I'm making some progress on my first build. I'm making a 30" x 60" CNC router. So far, I've been using Universal Gcode Sender to practice getting my motors up and running.

    Everything is pretty well working as I expected, except for 1 thing. I have it set up so that the slave motor mimics the X motor. If I job it 5 steps, the X axis will spin, but not move for the first couple steps, then it begins moving in sync with the slave. If I pause after those 5 steps have completed and do 5 more steps in the same direction, it usually moves as expected with no misses on the X motor.

    If I reverse those steps, the typically the X motor spins without moving on the track.

    Any ideas what might be causing this? Could it be that my Y beam (that connects the X motor plate with the slave plate) is too loose or tight? I feel like the table is very square and I have it bolted down so it doesn't shift any. I just can't figure out any other issues that may be causing this. Appreciate the help!

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The OpenBuilds Team is dedicated helping you to Dream it - Build it - Share it! Collaborate on our forums and be sure to visit the Part Store for all your Maker needs.

    [email protected]

  • Follow us on Instagram

  • Like us on Facebook

  • Support Open Source FairShare Program!

    OpenBuilds FairShare Give Back Program provides resources to Open Source projects, developers and schools around the world. Invest in your future by helping others develop their future.

    Donate to Open Source
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice