Connecting x-axis slave motor

Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby abumujahed » 21 Apr 2013, 06:46

Dear All
I need to connect 2 motors for X-Axis using slave feature into Planet software, can anyone tell me how i will wired it to the board (I'm using DIY board) I already connect one (master) into x-axis and the other into a-axis and i set salve feature for x-axis but thats not working, please help.
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Andrej » 21 Apr 2013, 07:55

Mk1 controller does not support slave axis. You need to connect both motor drivers to X axis controller output.
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby abumujahed » 21 Apr 2013, 11:03

thank you for reply
but i need each motor round opposite of the other, so if the x has + dir the slave must have - dir, how i can do that when i connect the 2 motors into x-axis?
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Andrej » 22 Apr 2013, 13:40

To change motor direction you can swap two motor/driver wires.
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby abumujahed » 25 Apr 2013, 16:49

Hello
I just received MK2 board can you please give me how I can wire x-axis and its slave with swapping?
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Andrej » 26 Apr 2013, 06:58

Connect first motor to "Motor1", second motor to "Motor4" output. In settings, tab Axes1, select that motor 1 is X and motor 4 is "slave to 1".
If you want to reverse direction of slave motor then you'll need to swap two wires going from motor to motor driver.
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Hammer » 08 May 2015, 14:33

Andrej wrote:Mk1 controller does not support slave axis. You need to connect both motor drivers to X axis controller output.

Why you don't mention it anywhere in Help or elsewhere... So you say, if I swap wires from driver to motor that should help?
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Support » 11 May 2015, 06:36

You see, Mk1 controller is obsolete which means that it is not supported anymore.
You could wire two drivers parallel from the same axis connector or if your drivers are powerful enough, you could wire two motors on the same driver.
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Hammer » 12 May 2015, 06:08

Support wrote:You see, Mk1 controller is obsolete which means that it is not supported anymore.
You could wire two drivers parallel from the same axis connector or if your drivers are powerful enough, you could wire two motors on the same driver.

If it's not supported, why do you still sell it? And I think (as a Microchip PIC user) it's not really that hard to add this option, if only you don't mind. Or I can hook up an inverter, of course... I can't connect driver inputs in parallel because they will be rotating in contraverse.
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Support » 12 May 2015, 06:41

Fab. Mk1 is not selling anymore(you can't purchase it directly at least), the PIC kit has same capabilities as Mk1 for which limitations were known till recently(documentation is not available anymore).
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Moonglow » 12 May 2015, 06:58

Support wrote:Mk1 controller is obsolete.

Btw i think only new futures will not supported by MK1 or you really plain to stop support of this boards ? I mean if someone will found bugs and so on it will not be fixed ? :cry: :?
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Re: Connecting x-axis slave motor

Postby Support » 14 May 2015, 13:21

Yes that is correct.
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