How to slave Y axis and add rotary using a Gecko G540 on a 4-axis masso

dijelements

dijelements
Brain trust . I am redoing my setup and adding a 2nd motor for my Y-Axis and will be adding a rotary axis. I have 2 questions...How do connect the (2) 3.5amp motors on the Y axis to run in unison. The documentation for the gecko g540 assumes a setup for 4 independent motors which I currently have it setup for. The last question.. Do I need to upgrade my masso to 5-axis to run the rotary axis.
 

breezy

Arie
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Quote from dijelements on September 5, 2019, 4:39 pm

How do connect the (2) 3.5amp motors on the Y axis to run in unison. The documentation for the gecko g540 assumes a setup for 4 independent motors which I currently have it setup for.

You can purchase a single G510 to drive the A axis and parallel the Y axis control signals to two inputs on the G540 which will give you the independent motors required by Gecko.
Quote from dijelements on September 5, 2019, 4:39 pm

Do I need to upgrade my masso to 5-axis to run the rotary axis.

No, if you run as suggested above.

But if you want to use the "squaring" feature of separate control on each motor on the Y axis, you will need the 5 axis.

Regards,

Arie.
 
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