Jump to content

Pulley Distances?


astrodenny

Recommended Posts

Posted · Pulley Distances?

For the X-Y axes, does anyone have a general idea of what the distance should be for each pulley along the axis? How far away from the sidewalls of the frame, etc? I've checked the wiki, but it was not clear as to precisely how far in/out each pulley should be located along its axis. Thank you in advance.

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Pulley Distances?

    I suggest that good practice is to have the pulleys as close to the bearings a practicable - minimises bending moment on the shaft. You will need access to the grub screws which may be a limiting factor.

    The comment in the previous post is the overriding consideration.

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Pulley Distances?

    I don't think it matters too much just as long as they nor the belts dont foul anything.The pulleys are too close to the bearings to worry about bending moments.I just let the pulleys run loose over the rods while I moved the head around the table a few times, the pulleys just found their own position and I locked them at that.

    Paul

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
         
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
         
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...