Find Right stepper motor for CNC

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Find Right stepper motor for CNC

Post by fentigkou32 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:46 am

Hi all,

It's about time I got out of the dark ages when it comes to drilling my boards and I wish to build a CNC machine. While I understand how the drill info is sent to the machine which steps motors to get to the right place I am unsure about which motor to go.

Just about in every project I have seen the large square stepper motors but I saw these: ... Motor.html ... Wires.html
Are these acceptable for a small light weight machine? I know that torque might be an issue which is why I would make the axis and table as light weight as possible. Could these be used?

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Re: Find Right stepper motor for CNC

Post by Bertus Kruger » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:47 pm

Those will work but the small engraver machine usually use Nema 17 steppers. The are a size down from the Nema 23 you are looking at...

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