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    Looking into motion control/breakout boards and after recommendations

    Hi everyone,

    I have built a cnc machine and am running it on 2 x parallel ports, but i'm almost out of I/O's and looking at tidying everything up nicer.

    So I have been looking into new motion control/breakout boards, i have come across MESA and like the look of it, but i'm just after peoples opinions on what to go with.
    The options are 7I76e / 5I25+7I76 / 6I25+7I76, so i'm just wondering what people would recommend from these 3 options and why.

    Or if anyone has any other options over MESA that are cost effective and could point me in the directions of these that would be great.

    Thanks for any help.

    Will

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    Re: Looking into motion control/breakout boards and after recommendations

    Hi Willy. I see this has been hanging here for a while. I have a 5i25 / 7i76 on an Emco and a 7i76e on a Takisawa. I don't have any problems with either one of them. The 7i76e is just easier for me as there is only the network cable and power supply. My computer is in the front panel and 7i76e in the rear panel with the drives and PS's.

    So, 7i76e is my preferance, but both will work.

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