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    Re: Pokeys vs ess smooth stepper

    Hi maxspongebob,
    Andy and Greg have been pretty tight lipped, and I'm only reading between the lines here. I don't think the ESS as we know it is going to be obsolete
    but it will have a bigger...
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    Re: Pokeys vs ess smooth stepper

    Hi,
    I have and use an ESS and have done so for five years, would not be without it.

    I have never had my hands on a 57CNC but maxspongebob's comment about the IO being largely fixed by the...
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    Re: Pokeys vs ess smooth stepper

    Hi,
    Warp9 TD, the manufacturer of the ESS has a forum dedicated to support moderated by a fulltime employee of the company,
    8 hours a day, five days a week.

    Craig
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    Re: Mach3/4 CNC conversion BT30 ATC

    Hi,



    Wrong, see attached. The taper on the ISO and BT shanks is too steep to transmit that sort of torque. If it were capable you would have to drive it out
    like a Morse taper which sort of...
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    Re: Mach3/4 CNC conversion BT30 ATC

    Hi Roger,
    that is exactly what I have done, ALL BT30 tool holders have two notches 180 degrees apart that mate with two dogs on the face
    of the spindle taper. The taper is way to steep to be able...
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    Re: Mach3/4 CNC conversion BT30 ATC

    Hi,
    I was lead to believe that the dogs are lined up mechanically, that is a sprung/pneumatic/electromagetic dog is introduced and the spindle rotated
    slowly until the dog engages.

    Craig
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    Re: Linear Rail Guides from Aliexpress

    Hi,
    those rails and cars are Hiwin look-a-likes, they even have the same part number as Hiwin, the Chinese are just shameless!

    Some of the Hiwin look-a-likes aren't to bad, but others are...
  8. Re: Where to BUY End Mills for a Spindle

    Hi,
    I use a lot of very small endmills mostly from Kyocera Tycom and I get them at good prices
    from:

    https://www.ebay.com/str/carbideplus

    Craig
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    Re: Pokeys vs ess smooth stepper

    Hi,



    Well, actually no, at least that was my experience. I used the SCU and most of it progressed normally but it did not work. It took best part of a
    week of emails back and forth with Andy...
  10. Re: Help selecting control hardware/software

    Hi,
    no, a UC100 requires either Mach3 OR UCCNC as software environmant.

    Craig
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    Re: Pokeys vs ess smooth stepper

    Hi,
    if you are using Mach3 then either board is fine. If using, or potentially using Mach4, then the ESS has a slight advantage.

    I personally think Mach4 is a quantum leap ahead of Mach3 and that...
  12. Re: Does anyone know this stepper motor?

    Hi,


    Why? Vexta steppers are class leading quality, if its not broken then is there need to change it?

    Steppers follow NEMA size recommendations. Is it a 17 size, 23 size, 34 size? By that I...
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    Re: Advice on this parts list please.

    Hi,
    in New Zealand our single phase domestic supply is 230V, so I cannot claim familiarity with 110V supplies, having said that combining
    two phases to get 220V is not rocket science.

    You do not...
  14. Re: Does anyone know this stepper motor?

    Hi,



    Rubbish, it is a two phase Vexta stepper made by Oriental Motor Co, Japan......its as good as stepper motors get.

    My mini-mill is powered by Vexta 5 phase steppers and ultra low lash...
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    Re: Pokeys vs ess smooth stepper

    Hi,
    you don't say whether you are using Mach3 or Mach4?

    I think there is very little (practical) difference between them when running Mach3 however the ESS enjoys class leading realtime
    supports...
  16. Re: Mach4 vs mach3 with cncrp plug and play

    Hi,



    You are correct, they can and do write plugins for their boards and is not only allowed but encouraged. As you say the more Mach plugins and boards
    the better for NFS.

    Several Chinese...
  17. Re: Mach4 vs mach3 with cncrp plug and play

    Hi,
    you might be interested as to my own purchasing choices when it comes to CNC parts. As most of you know I live in New Zealand
    which has a small manufacturing base and as such there is not a...
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    Re: Advice on this parts list please.

    Hi,
    Gerry is so right about inductance, the less inductance the faster the stepper can go.

    All stepper motor manufacturers make high torque steppers but with commensurately high inductance. They...
  19. Re: Is Mach3 compatible with Win7 64 bits or any 64 bits operating systems?

    Hi,
    that looks like a much better unit altogether.....and individual parts that are replaceable at need. Good luck with your purchase.
    You might consider an extension to the budget for...
  20. Re: Mach4 vs mach3 with cncrp plug and play

    Hi,
    the Chinese are famous for flouting intellectual property....expect the Chinese to pay a royalty is a dream.



    REPAIRED.....what a joke....they can't or can't be bothered to design their...
  21. Re: Does anyone know this stepper motor?

    Hi,
    what you you need from the spec sheet?

    Is there something about the stepper that you cannot measure or otherwise deduce?

    Craig
  22. Re: Mach4 vs mach3 with cncrp plug and play

    Hi,
    the answers to your questions concern the development history of Mach3. While it started as a project by Art Fennerty many people contributed code over a period
    of years. There was never really...
  23. Re: Is Mach3 compatible with Win7 64 bits or any 64 bits operating systems?

    Hi,



    My apologies, I must have been confusing with either different or earlier models.

    None-the-less 400kHz is still one tenth of 4Mhz. Its also true that I don't require an output pulse...
  24. Re: Finally starting new build 2’ x 2’ servo, ball screws, THK linear rails

    Hi,
    that represents a problem, good square rails and heavy duty cars are probably ten times the price.

    If you are buying new then Hiwin (Taiwanese) is a good brand, good quality that won't break...
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    Re: I need help please.

    Hi,
    tell us more about the machine.

    Was the Mach3 software supplied? If it is a Chinese machine they often modify Mach3 to suit their machine and supply it as a pirate copy. If however you use a...
  26. Re: Finally starting new build 2’ x 2’ servo, ball screws, THK linear rails

    Hi,
    seems like one critical difference between the two equipment lists....Vger is using 20mm THK square rails and cars whereas Woodlover is
    using 16mm round rails. World of difference in rigidity...
  27. Re: Is Mach3 compatible with Win7 64 bits or any 64 bits operating systems?

    Hi,
    you may be able to use the stepper driver power supply that comes with the machine. They are sometimes as low as 24V and sometimes as high as 36V.
    The G540 is rated to 50V and to maximize the...
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    Re: Home CNC Router Questions

    Hi strigg,
    I think the real decision point for you is 'do I want to cut metals?'.

    Cheaper Chinese made CNC machines will lightly engrave and even cut, albeit slowly, metals like aluminum and...
  29. Re: Is Mach3 compatible with Win7 64 bits or any 64 bits operating systems?

    Hi,
    the C11G is a single port board, that is to say it has a maximum of 12 outputs and 5 inputs. Traditionally this was all a lot of
    hobby machines had.

    More commonly people have two or more...
  30. Re: "World of Word" indexing controller, need some hand holding to put this together

    Hi,



    No, if anything I would say 24VDC is too low, you should aim for 60-70V.

    The rating on the motor is correct, it would take only 2.5VDC to cause rated current (4.6A) to flow in a...
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