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Lead screw or belt?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Hiep Nguyen, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. Hiep Nguyen

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    Hi,

    I would like to know the differences between lead screw and belt? The pros and cons. My application requires some speed. My 1st prototype is using belt and doing alright. I want to try out the C-beam with lead screw for my second prototype. I wonder if it can move as fast as the belt system using the same stepper. Any help would be appreciated.

    Hiep
     
  2. Rick 2.0

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    There is an explanation here of the difference between the two types. (Start with the second paragraph.) If you need more than that, let me know.
     
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  3. Hiep Nguyen

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    Thank you. I see the difference in resolution. To cover the same distance, the screw system has to work 8 times as much as the belt do. In my application, speed is more important than accuracy. I guess I have to use belt then.
     

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