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motion-control [2020/07/12 11:43]
arthur [Adjusting Z once printing starts (sometimes called babysteps)]
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 An actuator and an axis are two different things. An actuator is the thing that the motor causes to move directly. The axes are pretty much the coordinate system for the "​tool",​ and the system the Gcode uses. An actuator and an axis are two different things. An actuator is the thing that the motor causes to move directly. The axes are pretty much the coordinate system for the "​tool",​ and the system the Gcode uses.
  
-On a cartesian machine, they are the same thing. But on a linear delta machine for example, they are different.+On a cartesian machine, they are the same thing ( X is alpha, Y is beta, etc. See [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Greek_alphabet|Greek_alphabet]] ). But on a linear delta machine for example, they are different.
  
 On a linear delta, the actuator is the linear axis that moves along a tower, while the axis ( or effector ) is the thing at the end of the arms that moves the tool. On a linear delta, the actuator is the linear axis that moves along a tower, while the axis ( or effector ) is the thing at the end of the arms that moves the tool.