Any information on the Whale/Dugong drives?
I saw a test that was run, comparing different drives on the mach3 forum. The whales were included and looked good.
Is there anyone running them on a machine that can comment on them?
Everything is bio-degradable, if you run over it enough times with the lawnmower.
If you have not got your motors/drives, you should look at the link, This is a better package
Motion Control Products - DMM Technology
The motors are only 1000 rpm, something like the keling 1100oz servos are 3000 rpm. At the low 1000 rpm its going to be a issue getting both decent rapid speed and good step resolution.
And, total power available, the dugongs will run MUCH higher wattage motors.
Shame, I am getting ready to buy a couple for my lathe conversion soon.
The motors will run to the same rpm when the new 100V drive is available, the better part is the encoders at 16384 counts per rev all the 400w to the smallest run high rpm
There is also very little to do to get them running, just plug /wire them & you are running