X-Carriage
In this section we’ll be assembling the X-Carriage. This carriage carries the hardware for moving the X axis as well as the Z axis.

Smooth Idler Wheels

Core Components Kit
SKU
Name
Quantity
30545-01
X Carriage Extrusion
1
30552-05
Flat Head Screw M5 x 35
2
25312-23
Aluminum Spacer 5.1mm ID 9.5mm OD 9.5mm LG
2
30265-09
Nylon Insert Lock Nut M5
2
9mm Belt and Motor Kit
SKU
Name
Quantity
25197-10
Smooth Idler Pulley Assembly
2
25287-13
M5 Flat Washer
4
Insert an M5x35 flat head screw into one of the countersunk holes in the X-Carriage.
Put an aluminum spacer on the bolt followed by an idler wheel, two M5 flat washers and a nylon locking nut. Make sure that the side of the wheel with the recessed bearing faces away from the aluminum spacer, similar to the Y plates. Use a 3mm hex key and 8mm wrench to tighten the assembly.
Be sure to include (2) washers before installing the nut.
Repeat this process for the other countersunk hole. Your carriage should now look like this:

Fixed V-Wheels

Core Components Kit
SKU
Name
Quantity
25286-43
Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 25
4
25287-12
M5 Flat Washer
4
25203-01
V Wheel Assembly
4
30265-09
Nylon Insert Lock Nut M5
4
This process is similar to attaching the fixed V-Wheels on the gantry side plates. Use an M5x25mm button head cap screw, an M5 washer, and an M5 nylock hex nut to attach the wheels as pictured.
Now you can repeat this process for the other three holes. Your carriage should look like this when you’re done:

Adjustable V-Wheels

Core Components Kit
SKU
Name
Quantity
25286-49
Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 30
4
25195-07
Short Eccentric Spacer
4
25287-12
M5 Flat Washer
4
25203-01
V Wheel Assembly
4
30265-09
Nylon Insert Lock Nut M5
4
Begin by placing an short eccentric spacer (25195-07) on an M5x30mm bolt, then put the bolt and spacer into one of the holes for the adjustable v-wheel. Make sure that the ‘shoulder’ of the spacer is facing the carriage and fits into the hole on the plate. Place an M5 washer and v-wheel onto the bolt, then tighten the assembly with a nylock nut.
Now you can repeat this process for the other three holes. Your carriage should look like this when you’re done:

Stepper Motor

Core Components Kit
SKU
Name
Quantity
25285-54
Socket Head Screw M5 x 10
4
9mm Belt and Motor Kit
SKU
Name
Quantity
25311-10
Stepper Motor - NEMA 23
1
To attach a stepper motor to the X-Carriage, you’ll need 4x M5x10mm socket head cap screws. Place the motor on the X-Carriage with the white connector facing up. Use a 4mm hex key to secure the motor in place using the threaded holes on the carriage. There may be a small gap between the motor and the carriage due to the heads of the M5x35mm flat head screws that hold the smooth idlers. Tighten the screws in an alternating pattern to ensure that they are evenly secured.

Drag Chain Bracket

1000mm Drag Chain Kit
30527-05
Drag Chain Bracket
1
25286-44
Button Head Cap Screw M4 x 10
2

Attach Drag Chain Bracket to X-Carriage

Use 2x M4x10mm button head cap screws to fasten the drag chain bracket to the X-Carriage. This requires a 2.5mm hex key. You will install the drag chain later on.
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