@dcphoto did you ever find a good US based alternative?
Posts made by mazlow
RE: Bad Stepper Motor [issue]
@Zax Ok so interesting new information found by this only a few degrees of the motor does it become extremely difficult to move it by hand even without power to it. When I put it back into the belt system its mistakes are uniformly affected. This can even be seen in the drawings I test ran where it make the same mistake almost exactly twice between two different runs. It looks like it is a problem is with the mechanical internals of the motor. Can this be taken apart and fix for a case like this?
Bad Stepper Motor [issue]
I just purchased an EleksMaker Draw and just got it assembled and am having 1 very big problem with it that doesn't seem to common. The X axis labeled stepper motor I received must be a bad stepper motor because it will cutout and skip steps. Why I think it's the stepper motors fault (what I've tried) is...
-It will work 80% of the run time it is supposed to but when it cuts out the whole picture is off.
-I tried swapping the X and Y connection points to see if it was the controller or software, the problem existed again only in that motor despite the inverted axis.
-You can see it physically stop moving while the Y side goes on as normal, in this time the timing belt will be dragged over its teeth, so you can hear it too.
-I double checked all pins, teeth and the belt are tight
If there is something else someone would recommend I do/ try I will gladly, If this is the motors fault which I am fairly certain it is can I get It swapped out for free as a defected part or do I have to pay for another one?