CNC Router Electronics


Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: CNC Router Electronics

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    usa
    Posts
    7
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0

    Default CNC Router Electronics

    I just finished my first cnc router. Wood frame, Arduino uno, 20mm rods for x and y axes, 12m for z axis, 2 linear bearings for each axis, Nema 23 stepper motors, power supply, and tb6600 drive controllers. During testing, the y axis failed and determined that the drive controller for the y axis was bad.

    After some research, I beame aware of the potential problems with these drive controllers and a myriad of alternatives, including alternative drive
    controllers and integrated "shields" that include the controllers.

    I am a newbie. Not terribly electronically or mechanically gifted. I built this machine to do woodworking - cut out parts, pictures, etc.

    What is the general concensus of what I should do if I go away from the tb6600. I've seen suggestions to make my own drive controller (THB6064AH) ,
    boards with integrated A4988 or DRV8825 chips, gShield, and g540 from gecko, to name a few.

    Money, up to a few hundred dollars, is not a constraint.

    Appreciate any recommendations. I am frustrated and just want to get my CNC up and running.

    Thanks.

    Jim

    Similar Threads:


  2. #2
    Community Moderator ger21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Shelby Township
    Posts
    34998
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: CNC Router Electronics

    You need to spend money to get good performance.
    At a minimum, I'd look at these drives.
    https://www.omc-stepperonline.com/di...or-dm542t.html
    They should perform as well as a G540, for a lot less.

    I'm not familiar with any of the Arduino stuff, so can't recommend anything to interface with an Arduino system.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)


  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    453
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: CNC Router Electronics

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    You need to spend money to get good performance.
    At a minimum, I'd look at these drives.
    https://www.omc-stepperonline.com/di...or-dm542t.html
    They should perform as well as a G540, for a lot less.

    I'm not familiar with any of the Arduino stuff, so can't recommend anything to interface with an Arduino system.
    x 2. I have not used them but have had a great run out of Longs Motors DM542a's on NEMA 23's and small NEMA 34's.

    Rod Webster
    www.vmn.com.au


  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    650
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: CNC Router Electronics

    I'd try these ones:

    Home

    Thanks to ssashton for the link. Trinamic chipset.



  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    111
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: CNC Router Electronics

    Hello.

    May I suggest JMC drives? Some models include the power supply internally thus reducing the cost and complexity of wiring the electric cabinets. And also some models allow to fine tune their operating parameters so that you can get smoother and quieter operation.

    In my case I use 2DM2260 units and have not yet needed to modify the factory settings. I only use the external DIP switch for current and microsteps.

    The motors I use are NEMA 34 1600 oz-in which are surely too big for your application but other alternatives are available.

    Regards.



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About CNCzone.com

    We are the largest and most active discussion forum for manufacturing industry. The site is 100% free to join and use, so join today!

Follow us on


Our Brands

CNC Router Electronics

CNC Router Electronics

CNC Router Electronics