rotating linear axis

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08 Jun 2017 11:55 #94289 by rclippa
rotating linear axis was created by rclippa
I am working on a machine that has me a little perplexed. I have a linear axis and then the linear axis is on a rotational axis. So to get X,Y motion the machine rotates a single linear axis. I know it is a weird way of doing things, but it fits the form factor of my design. I don't have room for the corners of a typical X,Y machine.

I used LinuxCNC back when it was EMC2 to drive my cnc plasma table and that was very straight forward. I can't figure out how I would drive the new machine. Much less generate GCode. I guess I might just have to use a axis function and an X function and then write a custom GCode processor.

Are there any tools that could possibly make this easier?

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08 Jun 2017 12:24 #94293 by andypugh
Replied by andypugh on topic rotating linear axis
This sounds like a job for a custom kinematics module.

linuxcnc.org/docs/2.7/html/motion/kinematics.html

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