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C-Beam bundle Questions

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by HogWild, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. HogWild

    HogWild New
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    I'm looking at the C-Beam Bundle for a single axis project and I have a couple of questions.

    - Will a NEMA 17 step motor fit the end cap supplied in the bundle? I need limited torque for this application so will need to go with either a NEMA 14 or NEMA 17 stepper motor. It appears the bundle is made to work with a NEMA 23 sized stepper motor so I'm unsure a NEMA 17 motor will bolt to the end cap.

    - Does the flexible coupling work with both the NEMA 23 and NEMA 17 step motors?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    No but you can use the NEMA 17 threaded rod plates with the C-Beam system.

    nema 17 C-Beam.jpg
    There are enough required part changes however that the kit is probably not worthwhile. As for the flex coupler, the answer is probably not. The included coupler is for a 1/4" shaft and most NEMA 17s need a 5mm coupler. The file the above example came from is located at http://openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam™-actuator-example-builds.1955/#openbuilds_files. You should be able to easily break it down into the necessary components.
     
  3. HogWild

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    Thanks for this reply......very helpful.
     

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