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Rotary Axis Question's

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:19 pm
by jeff
I am thinking of installing a rotary axis on my table. I have lot's of questions. How do you set up mach? Do you use 2 separate Mach programs , because as I understand it, the motors need to be tuned different for regular CNC work and rotary work. Anyone setup a rotary on here that would be willing to answer some program (Mach) questions? I have the hardware already setup and can get motion on the slaved axis.

Re: Rotary Axis Question's

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:19 pm
by kevinl
the rotary axis is not the same as a slave axis.. a slave axis is when you use two separate motors to drive an axis, example a gantry with a threaded rod on both sides of the table but need to move the same distance and direction.. a rotary would be setup up as an independent motion by the same mach3 program but as an 'A' axis and as rotary not linear...