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    Hello!
    I recently bought a used VEXTA servo motor and drive, it sadly had no manual with it so i tried looking up for a manual online and i found one, but it wasn't helpful to my need
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    im new to servo motors (i use stepper mostly) and i wanna know if its possible to connect my drive/motor to PC (mach3)? (the manual i found online didnt show connections to a breakout board/PC and i dont know how to connect it properly)

    ill include pictures of the motor/drive and also the manual i found online.
    if anyone has any knowledge to share about this, please do!

    many thanks.

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    Re: VEXTA KBL Servo Series - Motor/Drive

    It appears that the Vextra drive will not take step & direction signals. Only analog input. Thus will not work with a standard Mach3 breakout. Mach3 has plugins for Mesa, Dynomotion, and Galil products that would run that drive.
    Jim Dawson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Dawson View Post
    It appears that the Vextra drive will not take step & direction signals. Only analog input. Thus will not work with a standard Mach3 breakout. Mach3 has plugins for Mesa, Dynomotion, and Galil products that would run that drive.
    Thank you Jim for replying to me!
    If i may ask, then how can i make it work in a CNC?

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    Re: VEXTA KBL Servo Series - Motor/Drive

    You would need a analog output motion controller connected to the drive and Mach3. Mach3 has plugins for Mesa, Dynomotion, and Galil products that would run that drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Dawson View Post
    You would need a analog output motion controller connected to the drive and Mach3. Mach3 has plugins for Mesa, Dynomotion, and Galil products that would run that drive.
    So I can use a analog output motion controller to make it work with a CNC? And if i cant use mach3, what program can i use to make it work with the PC?
    Also do I need a manual on how to connect the drive to the analog? I tried contacting the VEXTA support team but they were of no help sadly.
    Im sorry if im asking too many questions, as i am new to the servo side!

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    Re: VEXTA KBL Servo Series - Motor/Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by haroutkhaloian View Post
    So I can use a analog output motion controller to make it work with a CNC?
    Yes

    And if i cant use mach3, what program can i use to make it work with the PC?
    Dynomotion, CamSoft, Centroid, or LinuxCNC would be good choices.

    Also do I need a manual on how to connect the drive to the analog?
    That information is in the manual you provided above. But after looking through that manual, I don't think that the VEXTA drive/motor is a good fit for a CNC machine tool axis drive, but it could be used in some special positioning applications.

    sorry if im asking too many questions, as i am new to the servo side!
    That's how we learn.
    Jim Dawson
    Sandy, Oregon, USA

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