PID Tunig

For a few weekends now I have been 'dry-running' the servo electronics that are going to replace stepper motors on the cnc mill. So far the servos are working in closed loop, I can control the VFD forward/reverse and set the RPM, I can read in a spindle-encoder to verify the RPM and also do […]


X-axis test

I mounted a servo on the x-axis of the mill today and did some PID tuning. The video shows a ca 300mm rapid move at 5500mm/min (217 IPM). Below some hal-scope views of what's going on in the PID loop during the move. Here only P-gain is used and the machine needs to lag behind […]