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08-23-2006, 05:02 PM
I've built a cnc mill with 2 motors running on x axis. Here's the picture:
How can I configure the aditionam A axis so that it acts like x axis? I tried simplu to change the A axis name to X, the result was that in g code vhen I told the machine to go to x 100, both axis acted identicaly, but if I want to jog, there is only one motor running at the time. So, how can I get to run the A axis as an aditional X axis?
Sorry about my bad english.

08-23-2006, 07:11 PM
Wire both drives to the X axis step and direction pins. Like you said, you can name them both X, but you won't be able to jog.

08-24-2006, 06:06 AM
I forgot to mention, that I am using the hobbycnc 4axis drive.
In this case, should I wire the A axis to the X axis pins simply like this: