been reading this forum now for a while, picking things up from you guys and i am now ready to start my build which will be a wood router , i have ordered from zapp 3 nema 24 3nm steppers, 2 1200mm long fully supported 16mm round rail 4 open bearings . going to use 12mm trapeziod 3mm pitch for drive , i have a block of derlin from ebay to make nuts , and have made a tap from a piece of trapeziod, slowly gathering parts together, would 2.5 amp drivers be enough or do i need 4 amp, the attachment is a section through the x axis would this work , i would like to make the y axis stiff enough so as to drive the x axis from one side only , any help would be appreciated
the SY60 will run from either 3A in unilpolar, 2.1A in series (Bipolar) or 4.2A in Parallel (Bipolar)
So the answer is yes the motors will run in series with a 2.5A driver, but dont expect to get the machine running very fast, unless you connect in parallele and give it at least 40V.
I doubt you will be able to run from the center, even with a stiffer machine using profiled rail can crab, and you are using MDF and this will cause you big problems.
Even running the screw through the center will still casue you problems.
Though, I have built up my X axis gantry yesterday on my machine which has a bed size of 1000mm x 600mm and using 20mm THK linear bearings gets virtually no crabbing, I will be driving this machine from the centre. It is a pretty solid all aluminium machine which does help though. will get a clock gauge on it later to measure it but it is not a lot.
Gary - Don't forget to send me those 16mm ballnuts when they come in, they are the only piece missing now before I can get up and running.
thanks for the input guys , may bin the mdf idea seen aluminium herehttp://www.aluminium-profile.co.uk/a...10mm_Slot.html
could get a frame for about £60 ,would it crab with 2 bearings per rail spaced say 200mm , could i run two skate bearings against the outside of the frame on the non driven side to keep it parallel and stop the racking , i have aready ordered the 16mm rails from zapp
I would still say drive it from both sides, just get another motor and trapazoidal screw and it will be a much better solution. It may cost you a little bit more but at least you know it will be right!
Just wire both motors to the same driver card, so you won't need to spend more on electronics.
I dont suggest connecting both motors to the same driver.
This can cause problems with the driver and will also void the warrantee of the driver.
As an example of the problems you will see is that if the driver has any anti resonance circuitry this will most likely cause this to not function as expected.
You will also have issues with BEMF.
thanks hilton steve
will gladly take your advice and go for twin screws , i dont want to waste time and money and end up with a machine that
needs.... well more time and money !! . this, by the way is a great forum for information
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