I am in the process of setting up mach3. I have set up all my input and output data and am able to spin all the x,y and z motors using the MDI screen.
My issue is with the "motor tuning" screen. I'm not sure what value to input for the "steps per" field. The info for my machine is as follows:
-using a 4.29:1 gear reduction
-running the gecko's at full step
- rack and pinion grear is 0.750" DP on a 20TPI rack
I have calculated 1step = .0027 " per step final drive ( .0750*3.14/4.29/200 )
What value should be entered in the "steps per" field as i am not sure what this unit is asking for !!
thanks for any help in advance !!!!
Last edited by ger21; 12-08-2007 at 04:47 PM.
Use the axis calibration on the settings screen, just above the reset button.
Mach3 2010 Screenset
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