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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Tuning motors issue

    Alrighty....I have a little issue with getting my motors tuned in Mach3. This is actually on my Clausing lathe conversion. Here is what happens:

    I can get my motor set to move exactly short distances (.5, .625. and .750). But once I try a longer distance (6"), it moves .020" too far. If I get the steps set to get the longer dimension right on, then the shorter travels are off by .002 too short.

    I am sure I am missing something simple here, but I cannot figure it out.

    Oh...and just out of curiosity, I used the milling module and used the automated tuning feature....same thing happens.

    Any ideas?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Sounds like you might have leadscrew issues and you may need to use the screw mapping feature of mach3.

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