EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: X and Y motors

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During this step, you will assemble three motor plates:

  • The rear side of the X carriage;
  • The left side of the gantry (the left Y carriage);
  • The right side of the gantry (the right Y carriage).

You need three of the four motor plates, the motors, the contents of Pack 3, and some parts from Packs 4 and 5.

Pack 3 contains the hardware and belt pulleys for both X and Y motors. The parts for the Y belt idler wheels are in Pack 4, and those for the X belt idlers in Pack 5.

Note that the left and right Y carriages must be mirror images of each other. As looking into the shaft of the motor, the left motor plate should have the cut-off corner on the left, and the right motor plate should have it on the right. The X motor plate can be positioned either way, but it is illustrated here with the cut-off corner on the left.

The kits, as supplied, support only certain configurations. Other configurations are possible, and are included for reference, but will require different fasteners and spacers. The stock kit contains parts for these configurations:

Motor size Rear plate for X carriage Left Y carriage Right Y carriage
NEMA 17 Option A Option B Mirror image of option B
NEMA 23 Option D (preferred) or E Option D Mirror image of option D

An add-on kit is available with the parts for Options E and F.

Contents

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