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    hi, i have a 3 axis ez trak mill with the old style cantilever arm quill drive , i recently acquired an elrod quill drive , my question is will it function the same way as my old style drive . Will it still read scale for z axis position like it does now without adding an encoder on motor and another axis board.

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    Most Trak's utilize a rotary encoder and use the scale for when the ballscrew is disengaged. The cantilever style typically ran off only a scale.

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    mine is like that now, but my question is , will the elrod style z axis work same way , still using only the scale for positioning with the motor only driving movement but getting feedback from the scale inside of the elrod unit as to positioning of the z axis

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    No. The scale signal is basically shutoff when the motor is running in 3 axis mode.

    Jon

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    do you have any documentation on the required boards and cables required to convert to new style

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    Some of those cables are going to have to be made. Post a picture of the inside of your cabinet and I will let you know.

    Jon


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