January 10, 2021

I hope this helps you configure EMC2 for your machine. Set the jog rate to the maximum for each axis in turn and jog the axis. If you combine home and limit switches the home switch location can not be the same as the home position or you will get a joint limit error. If the max latency is more like microseconds, you can still get good results, but your maximum step rate might be a little disappointing, especially if you use microstepping or have very fine pitch leadscrews. In manual mode, each command is entered separately.

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Step Space – Minimum time between step pulses in nano seconds.

Stepper Configuration Wizard

If the values are not known, they can be determined. Up to 9-axises of non-blocking synchronous stepper motor control.

The important section in the file looks something like:. Values overmay not give good performance. This error is only displayed once per session. The home location must be inside the Table Travel and not equal to one of the Table Travel values. If you are seeing an axis ending up in the wrong location over multiple moves, it is likely that you do not have the correct direction hold times or step timing for your stepper drivers.


Operating without Limit Switches A machine can be operated without limit switches. In particular, the home position should never be exactly equal to a soft limit. Axis Travel and Home For each axis, there is a limited range of travel. The following program will test the Z axis configuration for steppr setup.

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Unexpected realtime delay on task n. And what the differences are, and how we can close the gap. If a MDI command or g code program would pass the soft limit, it is not executed. In the example above nanoseconds, or 9. For fmc2 information see Determining Spindle Calibration. A machine can be operated without home switches. Choose Opposite to have the axis back off the switch and when the switch opens, the home position is set.

Configuring EMC2 For Three Axis Stepper Motor Control

If you are going through this route, of course you will need a CNC machine. To use these files you will first need to perform the latency test and work out stepprr base period for your PC.

Numbers over 1 millisecond 1, nanoseconds mean the Emc is not a good candidate for LinuxCNC, regardless of whether you use software stepping or not. Use the PC to browse the web, play music and check email for a few minutes. Later, you can re-run this program and tweak the settings you entered before.


Introduction LinuxCNC is capable of controlling a wide range of machinery using many different hardware interfaces. If you’d send a PR with your changes I most certainly wouldn’t You might have to leave the test running for an extended period of time to find out if some hardware causes intermittent problems. This diagram shows a stepper motor system.

Select this option and set the close enough scale. This is a very common amount. I’ve looked at those two sites before, but I’ll revisit them now I’m getting a better feel for what’s steppsr. After gaging the amount of travel available, enter a safe distance in Test Area, keeping in mind that after a stall the ejc2 may next start to move in an unexpected direction.

Import – Import a Mach configuration file and attempt to convert it to a linuxcnc config file.

I hope this helps you configure EMC2 for your machine. Great advice from you both, thanks.

Typically for a parallel port you might use 47k.