Hello everyone,

I am working on replacing/updating controls on a small benchtop cnc mill (Prolight 2000.) The machine currently has C23-L50-W20 servo motors which appear to be in good condition and I am hoping to re-use.


I am planning on using the AMT102-V encoders:


I need help selecting new servo drivers. I know of the Geckodrive G320X however I was wondering if there is a more cost-effective solution out there for small servo motors like the ones I have on this machine?

With the G320X costing $115 each I could likely purchase all new stepper motors and drives for about the same cost?

Are servo motors that much better than steppers?

Any advise/education on this is appreciated.