I have a shizuoka an-s running EMC2. It has steppers on it currently, which keep loosing step and they're slow (nema 43, yes, 43). I'd like to replace them with servos so i can have some feedback to my controler as far as position, and also so i can kick it up from 80-90ipm to at least 200. Any recomendations for motors, encoders, and amps? I'm running a Mesa 5i20 i/o board if it matters, and this is a heavy chunk of iron for anyone not familiar with the machine.
I was looking at the 3 axis kits, but i dont know about the gecko drives. it looks like there is no feedback to the controler itself as far as position and i dont like that. Am i wrong here? Also, i was considering just doing the x and y axis for now, since thez seems to be fine (quill feed).
Thanks in advance,