Originally Posted by jh2rc97
Ok, thanks for the explanation. I am planning on use a XP machine that has a parallel port on it for now with just a Dremel so slow speeds should be ok, right?
Yeah for a bluumax you will be good. You really don't need a SS at all. You will be able to push the motors fast enough that they run out of torque and stall. That's when you back off the 60ipm to 30ipm.
My new drives microstep 8 times per step times 200 steps per rev is 1600pulses from the controller per revolution of the lead screw. Set the blumax to half step and you will be good. That will be 400 pulses per rev.