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    hi i want to have dual steppers on y and z axis. in mach3 i can only see setting for slave for one pair of motors for one axis. anyone no how to get around this.
    thanks

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    Maybe use closed loop steppers and simply common up the STEP and DIR inputs to the drivers????

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    You could change to LinuxCNC v 2.8 but that's a bit drastic!
    I used commoned connections in the past as Voicecoil suggests without any difficulties. The only problem is you don't have any auto-squaring and will have to manually square up the axis if you accidentally turn one of the leadscrews.

    Kit
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    thanks guys, if it can be done in linuxcnc i will use that, i can use linux but not used linuxcnc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xadmx View Post
    thanks guys, if it can be done in linuxcnc i will use that, i can use linux but not used linuxcnc.
    If you want to go down that route I started a thread last year about installing LinuxCNC and updating to the version that allows auto-racking and setting it up. Clive C is a knowledgable user and added a lot of very useful help.

    You've probably also seen the ongoing discussion about it in the thin clients thread.

    http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/12687...LinuxCNC-v-2-8

    Kit
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