In this video we explain the steps you need to follow once you have your CBX 1.7 controller by CNC Basis connected to your machine.
You must first determine if you are using any slaved axis. It is very common that the Y axis uses two motors, therefore usually the A axis is slaved to Y axis.
You must also verify the directions your motors are running and make any changes if necessary.
Then you must set the steps per unit for your machine, this may cause your motors to go slower, if so you can adjust velocity and acceleration in Motor Tuning.
It is also very Important that you set proper units to Millimeters or Inches before you run a G-code.
Plug & Play Ready to go 4 Axis CNC Controller, ideal for Medium or Small Router or Small Mill among other applications.
Easy to Install Software, configured for Mach3, just download and install Easy Mode for Mach3 and plugins for motion controller and Mach3 XML configuration are setup automatic, just need to configure additionally the pitch of your specific machine and adjust direction as your preference and motor tuning for optimal performance.
You can easily find all this step by step instructions in our videos and tutorials section or in our YouTube channel.
110 – 220 VAC Single Phase Input
NC (Normally Closed) Mechanical or Proximity sensor Limit Switches: X+, X -, Y+, Y – & Z
One 110 – 220 Spindle or Coolant Vacuum Relay output
· Full control for up to 4 stepper motors of NEMA 17, 23, 24, or 34 recommende for up to 282oz/in Torque
This is the CBX 1.5 motion controller, it is ready and configured to connect all the basic components to run most CNC machines.
We like to call it The Brain because it runs all the logic that drives your motors, limit or homing switches, e-stop, relays and many other inputs and outputs required by many CNC machines.
In the front panel we can find an e-stop, power switch, DB25 remote pendant connector, external e-stop and probe connector.
In the back panel we have 110 to 220 AC power connector, VFD, vacuum, coolant, Ethernet PC connection, limit switches, extra output connection and connection for up to 5 axes.
Connecting the pendant, it’s just plug and play.
Same is the external e-stop.
Limit switches easy connect with a RJ45 connector, it allows you to connect mechanical and 6 to 30 VDC proximity limit switches.
Coolant connection is a 110 AC relay-controlled output you can use for coolant, mist or water-cooled spindles among others.
The vacuum connection, also a 110 AC relay-controlled, is very useful for woodworking routers and other CNC machines.
Connecting the motors is also very easy, with TTL signals via RJ45 connector you can connect your drivers with just a click. All you need is to connect your power supply to your driver and connect your motors.
It can easily handle a small motor as well as big motor by just swapping a cable.
Just need to add more power bigger driver and bigger motor.
Doesn’t matter if it is stepper, hybrid AC servo or DC servo, as far as the driver works with TTL signals you are good to go.