Help setting up Rotary Tool Rudia Controller

Hi, We have a vevor 80w Co2 Laser. It didn’t have a stand alone driver for a rotary, but a relay switch that switched Y axis over. as it’s a shared machine I couldn’t simply change step settings etc for Y so I bought my own driver and wired it in as Z axis. I have control over it from the machine panel and Lightburn but I can not select Z as my rotary Axis to continue testing and finalising setup. Can anyone point me in the direction of what I’m missing here?
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With a Ruida controller you can’t get there from here: the controller determines which axis, if any, will drive the rotary and that’s the end of the story.

You can save the current machine configuration (for the linear setup), plug in / switch the rotary, change whatever’s needed to make the rotary work, then save that configuration with a different name.

When you’re done, unplug / unswitch the rotary, restore the saved configuration, and nobody will be the wiser.

Naming the configurations along the lines of Linear and Rotary would make perfect sense. :grin:

Which Ruida do you have, that’s hasn’t been mentioned — it’s usually put in your profile, so I don’t have to ask.

Many of us have a 6442 model, apparently this does not support a rotary.

If you have a switch for the rotary use that off the Y axes. You only have to set the steps/rotation.

For a roller type, I generally slow down the Y acceleration values… this would be smart to setup in a machine settings file, load it when you use the rotary and load the original before you leave the machine.

Good luck

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Hi Sorry everyone, Yes we have a 6445G(EC) controller. After a lot more googling and hunting, it would seem some people suggest firmware upgrade allows control via the U axis. I don’t want to use Y in any circumstance, I want to have X Y and then use Z or U as rotary axis fulltime. I suppose my only thing is to try the firmware upgrade and see what happens then.

Try reading through this thread…

Good luck

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