Hybrid Stepper Motor

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coleblarson
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Hybrid Stepper Motor

Post by coleblarson » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:42 pm

I am considering creating a 3 axis cnc machine that uses hybrid stepper motors and controllers. An example can be found on the omc-Stepperonline website in the closed loop stepper kit section.

Is it possible to control these with kflop and if so what is your recommended board set?

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Re: Hybrid Stepper Motor

Post by TomKerekes » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:14 pm

Hi Cole,

If the motor drives have Step/Direction inputs you could likely control them with our KFLOP Controller Step/Direction outputs. Depending on what other IO you have you might want some of our other options such as Konnect or Kanalog.
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Tom Kerekes
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Re: Hybrid Stepper Motor

Post by coleblarson » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:42 pm

I have the kanalog on my mill; I wasn't aware it could control a drive of this type as it does not have an analog control input, only step+dir. I guess I better re-read the kanalog info.

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Re: Hybrid Stepper Motor

Post by TomKerekes » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:34 pm

More info here on using Step/Dir with Kanalog.
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Re: Hybrid Stepper Motor

Post by coleblarson » Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:23 am

I see - quite cool.

On my mill I am using 3 axis for servos so it sounds like I could disconnect jp2 and use a hybrid stepper to drive a rotary axis. I might have to try that out!

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