View Full Version : Driver and board recommendations

25-09-2016, 08:16 PM
Hi All, im new to the forum and am currently building a 1500x1000mm fully supported CNC machine, I am using twin ballscrews on the 1500mm side, I am completely overwhelmed with options for the electrical motion side of things. I have opted for Nema 23 4NM steppers x4 but do not know where to start with drivers and breakout board. With so many available from the cheap far east to the expensive. I use Mach 3 and would like a board that is accurate and can take Estop and limit switches. and that can of course supports twin y steppers.

I have looked at the smooth stepper USB and various drivers but do not know where to start, What would you recommend or what are you using?

I am mainly cutting acrylic sheet.

Thanks in advance!

Current machine cnc6040