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by Robert

  1. The WorkBee Screw Conversion kit is intended to convert an older style belt drive V1.0 WorkBee, to a new V2.0 WorkBee.
    • The WorkBee Screw Conversion kit is intended to convert an older style belt drive V1.0 WorkBee, to a new V2.0 WorkBee.

    • It is not intended to convert an existing screw drive machine to a larger screw drive machine.

    • Some of the belt drive parts will be re-used. Please do not discard any parts until you have finished the re-assembly.

    • To convert a V1.0 WorkBee to a V2.0 old WorkBee, the Y-End-Plates, and Y-Plates will need reversing. Therefore we recommend dis-assembling these plates completely.

    • In addition, remove the X-Axis NEMA23 Stepper Motor and any parts associated with the belt transmission system.

    • Once the above plates and parts have been disassembled, follow the Archive - Assembling Your WorkBee - V2.0, carefully comparing the images and text to what you have in front of you.

    • What you have in front of you should exactly match the guides.

    • Please continue to follow all the software setup guides, as the system settings will be different.

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Ryan Lock

Member since: 04/11/2018

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Hi Ryan,

I started my conversion today but seem to have new button head bolts in the conversion kit that are not shown or listed on the instructions. are these to replace the old "low profile" bolts?

Colin - Reply

Hi Colin,

Yes button head bolts use in replacement of the low profiles bolts

Thanks

Robert -

I’m converting our belt drive Workbee 1050 to screw drive. Are there any instructions for the cabling up? It seems to me that part of it at least is coincident with the mechanical build, so that we can test and fine tune, but no instruction that I can find.

Rob French - Reply

Hi Rob,

I would advise looking through our Z1+ assembly manual here: Original WorkBee Z1+ Assembly Manual - V1.0

You can look at how that is wired, and wire it in the same way.

Robert

Robert -

Does the “Y-Plates will need reversing” phrase applies also when only the X axis is getting converted?

Federico Stango - Reply

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