Bostomatic BD 18-2 upgrade
You can add any PPR encoder to any axis, you will still get the right distances and everything will work properly, just the resolution will change.
Smarttowers wrote: I've taken the motors out and checked the encoder it is a 5000 cycles per revolution quadrature A&B with index. I need to get another as one of them was previously removed from the y axis servo. I am wondering if it's possible to add a higher ppr coder to one axis and have it behave similar to the other two.
LinuxCNC is very versatile, so you can add all of those things.
Smarttowers wrote: I also have a lot of work to figure out what other hardware I'm going to need for the update. Are there any good resources on updating a older mill with some advanced features like ATC and dual spindle and hydraulic pump for the drawbar.
As a start, use the sim ( simulated configs ) included with LinuxCNC, some of them have also a visual representation of the machine and ATC so you can see how things work and interact .
Sorry for the delayed reply didn't realize i had gotten the response.