EShapeoko 1.3 Assembly: Gantry

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You'll need some parts from Pack 7, and the belt anchor plates from Pack 6. If you have a kit with a NEMA23 motor on the X axis, you will find both types of belt anchor in Pack 6; only one pair is needed, depending on how you opted to install your X motor and belt idler wheels.

You also need the assembled X and Y carriages, and the X rail.

Belt on top (configurations A, E, F)

Gantry and X belt anchor for belt on top (shown: NEMA17 configuration A on X axis, NEMA17 configuration B on Y axis)
Item Part Number Part Description Count
1 EM-S5-14 M5 14mm cap screw 8
2 EM-W5 M5 washer (form A) 8
3 EM-LBA Belt anchor 2

Bolt the assembled Y carriages to the X MakerSlide using four screws each. The screws holding the rear X rail also attach the belt anchors. Orient the belt anchor so that the rectangular opening is offset toward the rear of the machine.

This is a good time to square the Z axis. Assemble this on a flat surface and use a set square to ensure that the X carriage is vertical. Do this with the X carriage near each Y motor plate, to make sure both ends are square. Tighten the screws firmly.

Belt on the side (configurations B, C, D)

Gantry and X belt anchor for belt on the side (shown: NEMA23 configuration D on both X and Y axes)
Item Part Number Part Description Count
1 EM-S5-14 M5 14mm cap screw 8
2 EM-W5 M5 washer (form A) 8
3 EM-LBA1 Belt-on-the-side belt anchor 2

Bolt the assembled Y carriages to the X MakerSlide using four screws each. The screws holding the rear X rail also attach the belt anchors. Orient the belt anchors as shown.

This is a good time to square the Z axis. Assemble this on a flat surface and use a set square to ensure that the X carriage is vertical. Do this with the X carriage near each Y motor plate, to make sure both ends are square. Tighten the screws firmly.

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