what do you all think a bout this kit is anyone using it on here-http://www.zappautomation.co.uk/cnc-driver-kit-four-axis-p-365.html?osCsid=7e11cdd489eda79e36e5ab421e2bc7a4
he dosnt sell the z aixes height controler does a plasma really need this
Heh!he dosnt sell the z aixes height controler does a plasma really need this
You have three axises X,Y,Z I believe some Plasma tables have two Z axis stepper motors,why I don't know? but on all CNC tables a miniumum of three axises is required.
The Z axis is not the height its the Y axis thats the height ie in a vertical plain and the Z&X axis in a horizontal plain.
Should you require another axis then another stepper and driver can be purchased seperatly adding to the kit.
dose the plasma torch (raise and lower to metal) need a height controler
Yes,this is the Y axis stepper,I don't think you can grasp how a CNC works?.dose the plasma torch (raise and lower to metal) need a height controler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cGSlkjMGlE&feature=related]5'x10' Torchmate X with Thermal Dynamics Ultra-Cut 300 and Gas Box.mp4 - YouTube
The X and Y axes are the "normal" machine motion around the table, the Z axis is the torch lifting up and down. I've never seen two Z axis motors, just one for the Z and one to move the carriage across the gantry. (can be labeled X or Y depending on how you choose to orient your machine)
You need a Z axis controller to raise and lower the torch, and you need a torch height controller to adjust the torch-to-work distance during the cut for the best cut quality. Both of these are optional on some entry-level machines. You can cut without them, but cut quality and consumable life will not be as good.
I checked the link, the stepper is from an unknown supplier in China.........
If u guys want to buy good stepper from china, follow is the No.1 brand in China,
Shenzhen Baishan Mechatronics Co., Ltd.
Dont buy cheap items even china manufacturers dont use in this field, then complain china **** product.
And even a professional CNC controller for plasma&flame cutting is below 1000 USD.....with speed factor to support all stand alone THCs on market. monitor included, u dont need to prepare computer...just plug and run..
stand alone torch height controller supplier