Belt tightening on my Orion Delta.

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Cephalochad
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Belt tightening on my Orion Delta.

Post by Cephalochad » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:53 pm

The belt on my front right arm arrived really loose. Must have been the result of shipment being dropped. How do i tighten it so the cheapskate doesn't wobble.
Thank you in advance for your help
Chad

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Re: Belt tightening on my Orion Delta.

Post by richardphat » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:56 pm

Here is what I used for my rostock though.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19892

It worked on my rostock V2. I attached right under the carriage, so it has plenty of room without interfering with the base. I don<t have the orion, so I don't know exactly how it is made. Check if there's some screw on top that let's you to tighten the belt by pushing them upward.

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nitewatchman
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Re: Belt tightening on my Orion Delta.

Post by nitewatchman » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:17 pm

I used the these adjuster on my RMV2.

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5252

I don't know if they will fit the V1 but they work quite well for me.
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Re: Belt tightening on my Orion Delta.

Post by guanu » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:18 am

Cephalochad wrote:The belt on my front right arm arrived really loose. Must have been the result of shipment being dropped. How do i tighten it so the cheapskate doesn't wobble.
Thank you in advance for your help
Chad


is it the belt thats loose or the cheeapskate? if its the belt, at the top of the tower you want to remove the blue acrylic cover, then loosen the nut on the idler, and while lifting the idler to tension the belt, re-tighten... thats why the holes for the idler are slotted.

If it is the cheapskate thats loose, then on the side of the cheapskate at the bearings, one side will use black spacers, the other side will be grey.. the grey ones are cams, and they have a nub on them that should be close to pointing up.. you need a wrench of pliers to get in there and rotate them, with the nub on the top, if you rotate it towards the outside of the cheapskate, this will tighten the bearings... you want it tight to the point where the cheapskate does not wobble, but not too tight the bearing is pushing on the extrusion hard... basically you want to be able to squeeze the bearing and still slide it along the extrusion... once you have it good, make sure the screw through thoes bearings that hold the cheapskate together are tight.. they could have loosened and that would cause the cams to loosen..

Guanu

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