I am self-assembling my “kit” of required components to join the Maslow world.
I’ve been fretting over finding the correct drive & idler Sprockets when I just realized that maybe there is more tolerance that I think.
For the Drive, I’ve been aiming for a #25, 1/4" pitch, 10-tooth, with Finished Bore of 8mm to match the Motor Shaft. But…
** I suspect that the calibration process will accommodate variation in Drive Sprocket Diameter (& Tooth count) ; Can anyone verify?
** If I do go up to a 12T Drive, will the motors still produce sufficient torque?
** If I do go up to a 12T Drive, will the accuracy reduction be significant?
** I know that the Idler sprocket diameters are irrelevant, but have seen some that look like they are actually suspended inside a top Unistrut ; Is planning for this possibility realistic or a concern?
** Is there a minimum tooth-count that is needed to guarantee smooth chain rolling without pickup?
** I’ve still not come across a datasheet for the motors; Can anyone report the shaft dimensions on them?
In Canada, it looks like Acklands-Grainger (who are normally very expensive) might actually be the cheapest/fastest source I’ve found… although they don’t have the #25 in a 10T