Hello I just canít figure this out for the Mach 3 Lathe setup and need anyones help, I would really appreciate it. I do not use the mill program and am only trying to setup Mach 3 Turn. Having said that with what I have set up I am getting action out of the X and Z axis but both are way off. Since I am getting action from the motors in a jog I am assuming that my problem is in the motor tuning section on the setup, but maybe not I am at my wits end. I do have the value set for inchs. So here is how I have it setup and my results. I am using a lathe machine with 1/4-20 lead screw, itís is a Sherline lathe set up by Sherline for CNC delivered with their connectors attached, with Hobby CNC 1.8į motors, says it right on the motors. The driver board is a Hobby 4AUPCWHC. I know the board is fine because I just removed it from a CNC router I was using and it worked just fine with Mach 3 mill, I needed a lathe more than the router which I havnít used for several months and decided to use this driver board and enclosure. I know and have reconfirgured the axisís for the lathe. The computer is new with no other programs installed and the Mach test reads as excellent. So hereís my calculations for the motor tuning.
360 / 1.8 = 200 steps per rev
20 TPI = 20 revs per inch
20 x 200 = 4000 so I set the motor tuning to 4000.
I have also set the motor tuning to 2000 with bad results.
And hereís the result with the 4000 setup Ė When I set the jog to .5Ē ( with motors at the 4000 input ) the motors only turn 2 ľ revollutions ( about 450 steps). The motor turn is less with a 2000 setting? What am I doing wrong? What am I missing? Whats the right setup with the described motors?
You have to calculate the settings on your controller board, it is probably not set to full step as you are calculating. Try to set it to 16000 steps.
Always test at 1" easier for calculations.