I guess it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. But I’ve been a bit busy lately. A year or show ago, I got a bug to by some Linisteppers. I got a kit (version 1) for 4 drivers with a parallel port interphase. I finally got them all soldered up and I’m getting ready to start connecting them to a sherline mill that was modifed by D&M computing.
My conundrum is that I obtained the sherline mill and the stepper motors in trade less the drivers. So… I have no technical specs on the motors….
Soo… Lets see what I can pull up on the web.
This was an interesting link. http://www.cnczone.com/forums/mini_lathe/110968-d_m_5_lathe.html Supposedly a label under the label. Aw shucks…. That would have been so…. Easy… I start peeling the D&M labels on one of the steppers… No luck… I suppose I should check out my other ones.
Ok… So the labels on my x-y axis are impossible to peal apart…. But. I was able to pull the label back on my z-axis.
The information is as follows:
Made in Thailand
Minebea CO. Ltd 727-06
Hm… I wish I could have peeled apart the label on the X&Z drives but not such luck on that. The x&y steppers are shorter than z. Also they have 5 wires instead of 6. So I’m hypothesising that my x&z will still be running around 5.4 V/Phase also??
So……. I had a 5 volt power supply that I initially tested my lini-steeper with a 12 volt stepper….. It ran but barely had any holding torque. I’m thinking that if I figure out the wiring my mill steppers the holding torque will be much better…..
I wonder if the x&y also have a similar voltage rating but a lower amperage? Just a theory…