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v1.3

Minor Versionm

by Robert

  1. You are going to need our Motor Wire and Limit Switch Cheat Sheet. We recommend printing it off!
    • You are going to need our Motor Wire and Limit Switch Cheat Sheet. We recommend printing it off!

  2. Look at the X & Y Drag-Chains. On each end, there is an end mount.
    • Look at the X & Y Drag-Chains.

    • On each end, there is an end mount.

    • If the end mount connects to the next link on the outside, this is known as the Moving End.

    • If the end mount connects to the next link on the inside, this is known as the Fixed End.

    • It is important you remember this, as these terms will be used going forward.

    • Take a look at the links of the Drag-Chains. On one side of each link, there is a little slot.

    • If you put a Flathead Screwdriver in this slot and twist. The top tab of the Drag-Chain will open.

    • Knowing this can come in useful later!

  3. Lay the Drag-Chain-Y flat out on a table.
    • Lay the Drag-Chain-Y flat out on a table.

    • Feed through Limit-Switch-1.

    • The switch end of Limit-Switch-1 should be at the Fixed End of Drag-Chain-Y

    • Feed through the output cable of the Emergency-Stop.

    • The red/black crimped connectors should be at the Moving End of Drag-Chain-Y.

    • Feed through Motor-Wire-4 and Motor-Wire-5.

    • The black connector of the Motor-Wires should be at the Fixed End of Drag-Chain-Y.

    • If you have the Ethernet version of the machine. Feed through the Ethernet Cable. (Orientation does not matter)

  4. Position Drag-Chain-Y flat along the left side of the machine. The Fixed End of Drag-Chain-Y should be at the back of the machine.
    • Position Drag-Chain-Y flat along the left side of the machine.

    • The Fixed End of Drag-Chain-Y should be at the back of the machine.

    • The Fixed End of Drag-Chain-Y will be fixed into position in a later guide.

    • Bring the Moving End of Drag-Chain-Y upwards to the Drag-Chain-Mount on the Y-Carriage-Left.

    • Attach it to the 3 holes on the Drag-Chain-Mount using 3 x M5-Button-Head-Bolt-16mm through the bottom.

    • The add 3 x Precision-Shims and 3 x M5-Nyloc-Nuts on the opposite side of the Drag-Chain-Mount.

  5. Lay the Drag-Chain-X flat out on a table.
    • Lay the Drag-Chain-X flat out on a table.

    • Feed through Motor-Wire-6

    • The black connector of Motor-Wire-6 should be at the Moving End of Drag-Chain-X.

  6. Position Drag-Chain-X flat along the back of the X-Gantry sitting on top of Extrusion-B. If looking from the back, the Fixed End of Drag-Chain-X should be at the right side of the machine. Bring the Moving End of Drag-Chain-X upwards to the Drag-Chain-Mount on the X-Carriage.
    • Position Drag-Chain-X flat along the back of the X-Gantry sitting on top of Extrusion-B.

    • If looking from the back, the Fixed End of Drag-Chain-X should be at the right side of the machine.

    • Bring the Moving End of Drag-Chain-X upwards to the Drag-Chain-Mount on the X-Carriage.

    • Attach it to the 3 holes on the Drag-Chain-Mount using 3 x M5-Button-Head-Bolt-16mm through the bottom.

    • The add 3 x Precision-Shims and 3 x M5-Nyloc-Nuts on the opposite side of the Drag-Chain-Mount.

    • Attach the Fixed-End of Drag-Chain-X to Extrusion-B using 1 x M5-Button-Head-Bolt-8mm and a M5-Drop-In-Tee-Nut.

    • There should be a 90mm gap between the end of Drag-Chain-X and the inside of the Y-Carriage. You can reduce this distance once you start using the machine to stop Drag-Chain-X from hitting the Y-Carriage at the opposite end.

    • Drag-Chain-X should run flush with Extrusion-B.

  7. Don't worry we will tidy up all the messy wires!
    • Don't worry we will tidy up all the messy wires!

    • Guide Complete - Proceed to 2. Limit Switches

Conclusion

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Ryan Christy

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I think step 5 is wrong or somewhat misleading as it mentions drag chain y? I ended up with the cable the wrong way round for the x when reading this.

Step 5 Drag-Chain-X

Feed through Motor-Wire-6

The black connector of Motor-Wire-6 should be at the Fixed End of Drag-Chain-Y.

Brian - Reply

Thanks Brian, this has been fixed!

Ryan Lock -

so what do we do with the fixed end of drive chain Y

brett - Reply

Hi Brett, the Fixed End of Drag-Chain-Y will be fixed into position in a later guide.

Robert -

Which is the longest wire 5 or 6 as my clips come off and I’m not certain I’ve got them the right way round

Rob Thompson - Reply

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