Backlash compensation is a must have!

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SuperUserG
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Backlash compensation is a must have!

Post by SuperUserG » Tue May 25, 2021 1:04 pm

A must-have feature for hobby machines is "backlash compensation". I was sold on the Buildbotics controller, its a really awesome product, but I'm really starting to wonder if I should stick with mach3 for the backlash compensation especially since there are no future plans to add this in the software.

If there were any future plans to add this, I would pull the trigger and buy a Buildbotics system and I'm sure you would gain more interest and defiantly increase sales.

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Doug
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Re: Backlash compensation is a must have!

Post by Doug » Wed May 26, 2021 11:16 am

We hope to add that capability in the future, but we do not have the work scheduled.

SuperUserG
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Re: Backlash compensation is a must have!

Post by SuperUserG » Thu May 27, 2021 12:17 pm

Thank you for the quick reply, let's get the feature scheduled. Who do I need to yell at to get it done LOL?

Skyler
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Re: Backlash compensation is a must have!

Post by Skyler » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:06 pm

I couldn't agree more! I think adding features like this would really help the BB control be more widely adopted.

Earsmith
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Re: Backlash compensation is a must have!

Post by Earsmith » Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:16 am

I have an older TAIG 4 axis mill with lead screws and lack of this feature stopped me from ordering the Buildbotics controller. Count me in when it becomes available.

cerickard2
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Re: Backlash compensation is a must have!

Post by cerickard2 » Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:29 am

I was about to buy Buildbotics for my Sherline because I love the all-in-one nature of it, but backlash compensation appears to be a must-have for leadscrew machines. Oh well...

SuperUserG
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Re: Backlash compensation is a must have!

Post by SuperUserG » Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:51 pm

Are there any updates on backlash compensation, any testing going on, still on the ToDo list?

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