Discussion in 'Machine Modifications' started by bmac2, Apr 24, 2017.
Really appreciate your trouble to provide this information. Great work.
howdy folks , I finally have the parts in hand to get my build of this project going , thank you all for your hard work to get me to this point !!. I'm not sure where to start, with the link in post 145 , or the one in post 149 .
thanks in advance
I know I am butting in a bit but I was wondering if any has used one of these from Grizzly T1191
their pretty proud of that puppy .I have a old 4th axis from a MAXNC that I will be putting this project on hopefully . It's paid for already has the stepper & motor mount so I'm part way there already
I look up the price over $600.00 for 4" table
I would look at shars.
I have seen 4" under $200 too
My self I found 8" is a better size
In I own 12", 10", 8" and 6"
The was just to small and 12" weight to mush for hobby work.
Thanks for making all this nice and clear ( just right for dummies ).
I have kinda question if you can help me to understand.
Just for example: I have rotary table with total ratio 1000 pulses per one revolution and I need to divide circle say, for easiest, on 3 equal segments how this code deal with such task?
Many thanks in advance
It simple if have 90 tooth worn and 1,000 pulses This make to a full turn of table is 90,000 pulses
So 3 segment needs 30,000 pulses
So small may have 72 tooth worn or 72,000 1/3 = 26,000 pluses
Thank you for swift reply, I my phrase my question wrong , what I'm trying to establish is how adruino code handle odd numbers of devisions. 1000 pulses per revolution ( meaning rotary table revolutions, including steeper motor and gearbox - 1000 pulses give 1 revolution of the table. is hypothetical ).
other way of saying would adruino code employ math with floating point of division or some other way to compensate accumulating errors ?
There has been much discussion of this in the past. I think what they settled on was error accumulation, i.e. keeping track of the error and adding/subtracting a step as required to maintain orientation. In your example, I'd guess first movement would be 333 steps, second 334 and third 333. So one revolution is exactly 1000 pulses and each graduation is off by no more than 1/3 of a pulse. I do think the resolution is quite bit higher than that though, with gear reductions and micro-stepping, but even so an error rate of in the region of 0.4/1000 is pretty reasonable.
One thing that becomes very important with rotary tables is table size and in that regard 4" is extremely small. Based on manual table experiences i would look for something bigger. The only people that should consider a table that small are users that know for absolute certainty that they will be able to setup all potential work properly. You also need to consider machine size as you cant go much bigger on a Sherline. On a Taig or the smaller Sieg mills id think long and hard about going larger. On an X3 or larger id most certainly consider a 6" rotary table (greater than 4").
The reason comes down to table area and ease of setup. Consider a 2" flywheel would leave you about an inch on each side for clamping. That may be fine but i hope that you see that you don't need to be making very large things before the table becomes very cramped. Sometimes there are easy ways around the size limit sometimes not.
By the way the electronic drive does give you the advantage of being able to drive the table easily with a large overhanging auxiliary table. The problem here is rigidity quickly going out the window on a small rotary table with a large auxiliary table.
In any event i just wanted to point out that 4" rotary tables are very small and that they should fit your best estimate of your needs.
Thank you Dave.
All clear now. I was trying to understand code ( sketch ) before getting in to building hardware ) Would be interesting to get in touch with author of this code or see the link to discussion how it was developed, if such exist .
You want to look at counters
I works like a DRO but it rotary minor
Simple to program using the scaling on the counter .
I have use for coil / cut to lenth machine
It would cut 300" blank steel part to 1/64"
This is found foot food to steel manufacturing
Hello friends! I really liked this project, it works perfectly! I would like to add a relay contact output, in the button option (*) I'm totally newbie, I request help from you! Thank you!
which one did you use , the one from post 145 or the one from post 149 ?
I used Post 145!
I wish to thank all who has contribute to this project I am going to have a go at this.
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