My brother and I started a small business a few months ago and have use the money we got from small handyman projects to “upgrade” our Maslow. We had been looking from a distance and reading forums to get by, but now I’m stuck.
I recently got a C-beam upgrade for the z-axis but the standard motor that came with the Maslow z-axis is not strong enough to up the speed!
What motor can I buy to up the z-axis speed and do I need to edit files on the computer for this to work and how would I do this?
I need some knowledge and wisdom on what to do next. Here are some photo’s of our Maslow and a video of the z-axis.
One easy way to up the speed of your z-axis is to use geared belts to change the ratio that drives the lead screw of your axis.
Check out my setup here, which also has links to the parts I bought.
If you choose to go the route of changing the motor, you may run into some issues with finding a compatible encoder. There are threads that address this issue, so it is certainly not insurmountable, but from an ease of implementation standpoint, the gears worked great for me.
Thanks guys @Keith@Metalmaslow , that helps a lot all ready. I’m ordering some parts now, a Pulley, GT2, 60 teeth for 6mm Belt, a Pulley GT2 20 Teeth for 6mm Belt and a Closed Loop Timing Belt GT2 6mm wide.
Would love to get a faster motor, but I’m from South Africa and shipping things takes time and is a hassle when it comes to customs.