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Same machine code

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. JustinTime

    JustinTime Master
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    The short answer to your question is 'yes', Michael.

    The long answer is it makes no difference to the code what is moving be it the tool or the material. As long as there is a movement the part will be cut.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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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