No blue loctite???
Inquiring minds need to know.
Has anyone done this upgrade with the original Gsheild/Arduino combo?
Having some issues getting the speed on my Y axis would like to see if it’s just me and my alignment or the controller.
What’s your stepping? Did you adjust the pots?
Might just be under powered. Two steppers on one driver of the gShield gives you less than 1 amp per phase in each Y motor. If you have stock NEMA 23s from Inventables they are designed for 2.8 amps per phase to get rated torque. And those motors have 140 oz-in torque with 2.8 amps per phase.
Seems to run the best with 2x micro stepping for Y axis, runs super smooth at 60ipm and 200accel , if I go any higher it binds and stalls
I set mine to quarter steps, 200 accel and I just ran 3 carves on pine board today at 120 IPM feed rate, and a .09 DPP with a 90 degree v bit. smooth like silk baby.
That is with the Xcontroller though right?
Yes, I have the Xcontroller, so my statement on feeds and speeds in invalid for other controllers mine are based on my Xcontroller, I forget that the different controllers perform differently, not better or worse that each other just different.
Actually demonstrably better for some. So…
Just got mine instaed an calibrated seemstork well. Had a bit of trouble with they imit switch. Ad to fashionable bracket so it woul make contact with the stop but it seems to work. The y screws do not turn perfectly true. T here is some wobble on the long side in relation to the x carriage, so when a lot of the screw showing when the spindle is near one end it does not turn perfect. Have to look into that. Time to go back and blue lock tote everything
Where do you intend to use the blue loctite
I assumed all bolts needed it. Is that not true?
Very true. The loctite will act as a lubricant in certain situations.
The one thing I did, (not because the the design was bad but because I’m an over paranoid freak) I replaced the screws that slide into the couplers and the lock nuts on the ends of the threaded rod with ones with the same thread count and diameter but had actual larger heads that used a larger hex driver…that way I didn’t have to worry about stripping those spindly little recessed heads lol
Very unnecessary if installed properly.
I know it is…as I said I know your design is solid…I’m just a paranoid freak. Lol
Seems to crvereally well and accurately. The sound reminds me of a Vegas casino
Ooooooh yesssss. The resonance is amazing if you put a couple of loose t slot nuts in the y extrusions.