Ok....I've been looking over these forums for quite some time and still have not found an answer to my question. I would like to build my own interface and driver cards. I eventually plan on having 4 or 5 axis, and would like to have it connect to my machine via USB or Ethernet. I know the Grex does that, but trying to convince my wife to drop $200+ for ONE part is the battle. I just got my first three steppers today (YAY!!!) and this is what they are:
Slo-Syn KML092F-102's. 4-wire, 1.4vdc, and 7.0A. Honestly, I am not concerned with how big (physically) the board(s) will end up being. I can't find any SOLID data on the electrical specs of these motors. The closest I have found is this:
Seeing as I have never seen one of these machines running, just how much difference is there between the interface types? (eg:Serial, Parallel, USB, or Ethernet)
I am assuming that I will be running these motors at around 36vdc....maybe higher?
ANY help and/or links would be GREATLY appreciated!!!