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Your expertise on Z axis please
« on: April 21, 2019, 07:05:13 PM »
I purchased a Z axis for my eleksmaker

The amazon link is here

Here are some specs
  • Guide: 12mm, type: linear system mould. Duration of travel: 100mm, ball screw type: sfu1204, level ball screw: c7
  • Horizontal load: 20 kg Vertical load: 8 kg, Speed: 1-66mm/s
  • Stepper motor: Nema 17, 24v 1.5a, torque 0.5nm.

Guide: 12mm
type: linear system mould
duration of travel: 100mm
Balls crew type: sfu1204
level ball screw: c7
stepper motor: include
Stepper motor: nema17
Motor size: 48*42
Step angle: 1.8
Number steps per turn: 200 steps
Inductance of coil windings: 10
Resistance of coil windings: 3.5
Horizontal load: 20KGS
Vertical load: 8KGS
Speed: 1-66mm/s

I am quite impressed with it just based on handling it out of the package. I am much impressed that it has zero slop.

I have this wired to connect to connect to the eleksmaker 3 axis board:

With the 24v 1.5a will it destroy the eleksmaker mana 3 axis board?  Is it likely that 24v 1.5a are the maximum loads? 

I have followed Zax on adjusting the pots on the driver provided by eleksmaker, could someone please advise on what the voltage should be for this stepper?

« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 07:10:49 PM by KwisatzHaderach »


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Re: Your expertise on Z axis please
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 05:45:16 AM »
Nice looking unit, ball screws generally have very little backlash but offer fast motion. They are superior to leadscrews.

The stepper drivers are rated at 2A when you have a heatsink and fan, without they are only good for 1A.

The Mana board is designed for 12V which should be sufficient, you'll just get slightly lower torque.


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Re: Your expertise on Z axis please
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 03:03:06 PM »
Thank you for your input. Hopefully it all works out well.