I purchased a Techno-Isel 4896Plus servo driven CNC Router. I want to add a 4th axis but the Techno people are pretty lame about responding.
If you go to their website, they offer a great looking 4th axis add-on and the controller is supposed to be 4th axis ready. However, their online store does not offer any of the add-on's one might be interested in, such as the 4th axis, a lubrication kit, Laser Scanner, etc. They post no prices and no direct links to e-mail the sales department and phone calls go into Never-Never Land.
In fact, I had an issue with the remote control box not resuming properly and waited several hours for a tech reply and finally found my answer here on the Zone... I opened the box and blew out the dust... never did get the call back.
The machine is a great HD machine and I am totally satisfied with my purchase as far as equipment is concerned.... the support and sales departments suck!
So, can anyone direct me to an after-market 4th axis source? I only have 5.5" clearance under the gantry.
I assume the controller could care less what brand the hardware is, so long as it receives the proper signals and codes via a compatible connection.
Lastly, dumb question, but I was told that you can mix servos and steppers but that just does not seem right in my limited mind...
Any help is appreciated,