Xylotex 4 Axis Drive Box with Motors and Cables

Limited Time Offer:

Xylotex 4 Axis Drive Box with Motors and Cables $525.00

+ $25.00 flat rate Shipping to USA Destinations.

The drive boxes are in stock, and generally ship the business day after Paypal payment has been received.

Shipments will be via USPS Parcel Post to Paypal address. USA Orders Must be placed via Paypal button above

click HERE. Other countries, e-mail support@xylotex.com for shipping info.

The Xylotex 4 axis drive box takes the componenets of the "4 axis system kit", mounts them in the box shown below, along with an extra cooling fan, Four 6-foot motor cables that feed out the back of the drive box to connect to the motors via Molex connectors. The cost of the complete drive box, with all cables (Motor cables, 120VAC Power cable, and the Parallel port extension cable) and the Four 269 oz.in. Double Shaft, Double Stack bipolar stepper motors (all plug & play ready-to-go) is $600.00. Compare that to the Sherline drive (p/n 8760) that lists for $600.00 without Sherline's motors (which list for $75.00 each) and you can see how economical the Xylotex 4 Axis Drive box with motors and cables really is. You save $300.00!

You will need:

1) a PC running a CAM program like TurboCNC or Mach2. These programs take the output of CAD programs (G-code files) and generate the required STEP and DIR signals out the parallel port for the box to use. These programs are configuarable to allow proper setting of the STEP and DIR requirements

2) The Xylotex 4 axis drive box and motors. The box requires 120VAC, 60Hz . The box can optionally be factory set up to run off of 220VAC.

4) Your CNC Ready machine (Sherline/Taig/Router/Retrofit...)

See http://www.xylotex.com/StepperMotor.htm for more information on the motors included

NOTE: There is no 3 axis version of the drive box being made available. The drive box is NOT sold without motors. The enclosure is not sold separaely.

Drive Box with Stepper Motors and Cables (completed cables not shown in motor photos)

Front of Economy 4 Axis Box (photo preview)

(4) Double Stack Double Shaft Motors Included

(molex connectors not shown)

4 Axis Economy Drive box Setup & 4 steppers wired and ready to go (All Plug & Play) = $600.00 (plus shipping)

Important software consideration:

The drive box requires the STEP pin on the DB25 connector to be aligned before the DIR pin, for example:

  • STEP X - Pin 2
  • DIR X - Pin 3
  • STEP Y - Pin 4
  • DIR Y - Pin 5
  • STEP Z - Pin 6
  • DIR Z - Pin 7
  • STEP A - Pin 8
  • DIR A Pin 9

The STEP input must be an ACTIVE HIGH (+) signal. The DIR line must be stable 200nS (nanoseconds) BEFORE and AFTER the rising edge of the STEP line. The STEP signal should be high for a minimum of 2uS (microseconds).

The drive box plays NO role in home/limit/stop switches, or spindle/coolant output. To see a possible method of connecting switches to a drive board, look at the top of this PAGE..

(why is 5.0A enough for all of these motors?)

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This is currently not available through the normal web order page.

The boxes would ship about 3 business days after the order has been placed. Shipping is with USPS Priority Mail, there is no tracking number with this service. East coast shipping via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day transit time) can run up to $44.00, so keep that in mind.

Note: Although the drive has signal line filtering and buffering, some spindle motors can make excessive electrical "noise" (EMI - Electromagnetic Interference). This should be reduce at the source (the spindle).