Lets just pretend for a second that I don't fully understand what hardware I need.
I'm familiar with Camsoft, I set up a 6 axis grinder using Camsoft Professional, using a Galil card and 6 stepping motors (VERY old).
This is moderately reliable, I think it's the age of the motors and amplifiers.
Anyhoo's with Mach2/3 I have got a couple of Allen Bradley drives and motors, do I need a card similar to the Galil?
I'm just unsure how the PC operates the individual drives.
Also can the Gecko drive or similar be used with any servo motor, I purchased a couple of Allen Bradley Ultra 3000i drives and motors MPL series (27lb/inch), but it would be nicer to go with a cheaper alternative.
Also one last question, can the motors be different type, e.g servo and steppers on the same system?