Loading Up the Y Arm?

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Loading Up the Y Arm?

Postby the.ronin » 2015-Mar-Mon-10-Mar

I had planned to install some 40mm motors to cool the motors. I was considering mounting the fans meant to cool the Y and extruder motors onto the Y arm itself when it occurred to me that I'd be placing some additional load on that arm. I considered mounting the fans on the base but for tall prints, the Y and extruder motors would get way out of reach of the fans. Is it ill advised to add load to the Y arm in that it might effect print quality? Just a couple 40mm fans, some custom designed mounting, and the wires.
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Re: Loading Up the Y Arm?

Postby orangefurball » 2015-Mar-Mon-15-Mar

How heavy are the fans?

They shouldn't effect it. I used to run 3 fans on my wood Simple and some run a GoPro on the Y axis of the metal Simple. Either way you shouldn't have any issues!
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Re: Loading Up the Y Arm?

Postby the.ronin » 2015-Mar-Mon-15-Mar

A Gopro! Wow thats very heavy! Thanks so much for your feedback.
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