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2 X-Axis only one Motor

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by boskap, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. boskap

    boskap Journeyman
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    Hi
    has anybody experience with 2-xaxis but only with one motor
    now i have two motors and sometimes i loosing steps on the slave axis
    so i want to change the design to one strong motor which drive the 2 c-beams over belt or so

    thx for your input
    Peter
     
  2. Moag

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    G'Day Peter, the short answer for me is no, though I was thinking about ways to manually jog a twin axis together last night. :rolleyes:

    The thought process was along the lines of attaching toothed timing pulleys on the ends of the acme lead screws, joined together with a big timing belt (loop) with some idle pulleys to keep in tension. :banghead: Got to hard so I gave up for the moment but the thought is still rattling around somewhere in the brain case.

    Sorry, I can't be of more help matey. Someone else out there might know.
     
  3. boskap

    boskap Journeyman
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    I Think about one Motor at the middle with two timing Pulleys on the Motor axis
    one belt for the left and one for the right lead screw
    so that the tension is high enough around the timing pulley
     
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    Like the concept. How it works in real life and how to set it up, has got me beat for the moment.:(
     
  5. boskap

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    OK I will buy the the Timing Belt and Pulleys an will try it
    and send you infos/Pics
     
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