Guys, thanks for your responses.
When I meant "slow" should have been more precise. The operations "cutting" movements are slower. I was wondering if during machine setup Easel adjusted any GRBL parameters that could have an impact on machine movement speed.
Based on the response from @rodovich only the $3, $22, $23, $102, $130, $131 parameters are changed.
$3=6 (dir port invert mask:00000110)
$22=0 (homing cycle, bool)
$23=1 (homing dir invert mask:00000001)
$102=314.961 (z, step/mm)
$130=225.000 (x max travel, mm)
$131=125.000 (y max travel, mm)
*note the above settings are not mine but grabbed them from GRBL wiki page for version 0.9.
Unless I'm misunderstanding something only the $102 parameter would impact movement speed.
So in conclusion the movements I'm seeing must be related to what Easel is sending over as instructions for cutting the material.
All good in my books... just wanted to know if Easel was sending any configuration parameters over to change how the controller > by extension "machine" behaved.
Why and what is the use case that could be driving my questioning?
I'm thinking of running two or more different CAM solutions based on the job I'm doing or whether I'm teaching someone how to use the machine (crawl, walk, run approach).