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Discussion in 'General Questions' started by joea, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. joea

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    Is there a proper way to tension Y axis belt? And others? I did search but found nothing specific.

    I think it is pretty tolerant but need to be sure.
     
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    None of the belts have a "spec", but the general rule of thumb on this style (RepRap) of Cartesian printer is if you pluck it like a guitar string, it should make a low thrum (not a thud -- too loose, not a twang -- too tight).

    ;)
     
  3. joea

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    I see the adjustment screw(s) for Y, but none for X. There is this "clothes pin" spring on the X belt. Is the X tension set by this spring? Could it be a guide to setting Y?
     
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    There is a way to tension the X, there is a zip tie holding it to the carriage :)

    I modified mine so they are more like this -- you then can easily tighten it:

    Belt Tensioner.jpg
     
  5. joea

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    Pretty sure I can manage that. After a fashion.
     
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