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Rotary table encoder readout? - Philip - 10-16-2016

Would it be possible to use the W axis in the Quad software to show rotary table position, if an encoder was fitted?


RE: Rotary table encoder readout? - Yuriy - 10-16-2016

(10-16-2016, 07:25 AM)Philip Wrote: Would it be possible to use the W axis in the Quad software to show rotary table position, if an encoder was fitted?

Philip,
Yes. That is the primary function of the W axis now. There are no changes to the firmware; in the app you need to select the correct mode for the axis and it will display degrees.
Thank you
Yuriy


RE: Rotary table encoder readout? - jpigg55 - 03-30-2017

I'm thinking of adding a separate controller for this due to wanting to reserve the W axis for a combined Z axis display between the knee and quill.
However, one thing I've talked to Brian Quinn about is the possibility of adding a gear cutting option with inut from a rotary encoder on an indexer. Sort of a menu to input gear diameter and number of teeth.