Thread: New CNC Mill on the horizon
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That's great thanks for all that, spent a small fortune on the control cabinets stuff today but it should all arrive in time. Went for 4 smaller caps in the end.
Today's stumbling block is the main belt for the x axis. Measured up and it needs to be 3000mm. I have spoken to a number of suppliers and none can do anything over 2500.
Would a welded polyurethane belt be ok? This looks like it might be the only way I can get one of these to work?
How come 3000mm? Isn't your machine footprint 1200 x 900mm? My footprint is 1300 x 950mm and I'm using 2525mm long belt.
Can you not use one belt between the X axis ballscrews and then with a double pulley on one ballscrew just put a short belt to the stepper?
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No the width of the machine now is around 1300 between x axis screws
The problem I have with that and the reason I wanted the one belt is mainly because if the long belt snaps the short one will still be driving one axis.
I'd have just slaved them otherwise :/
Yeah I have no intention of welding it myself :)
It's from a belting supplier, thanks for confirming that Dean.
I've got a load of new old stock of screened 8, 6 and 4 core alarm cable if anyone needs any, it's worth about £15 a drum on the bay but I can't be asked with that, happy to help anyone out if they would like some.
Should be good for limits and so on?
right I have got the belt! well its ordered, cost a small fortune mind so I hope it won't break!
Yet another question. I am just fitting up the limit switches on the machine and then the homing.
I have the large industrial style limit switches with a roller that can be activated either cw/cww which I am going to have activated by a ramp rather than bumping into it. However the homing switches are proximity. how and where do people generally fit these?
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