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Step 1: Route the belts

Feed each end of the x axis belts down through the center channels in the two gantry columns.

x axis belt pulley routing

Route the belts under the idler pulleys. Ensure there are no twists inside the extrusions. The belt teeth should be facing down towards the bed.

x axis belt idler pulley routing

Step 2: Secure the belts

Secure both ends of each belt to a belt clip using a belt sleeve and the same method used when securing the y-axis belt. Then attach the belt clips to the raised bed using two wood screws. The belt clip tabs should be extending over the outside of the bed to serve as hardstops against the gantry wheel plate.

Step 3: Attach the x-axis cable carrier

Lay the loaded x-axis cable carrier onto the bed’s cable carrier support.

x axis cable carrier overview

Attach the cable carrier to the bed with two wood screws.

x axis cable carrier mounting screws

Attach the cable carrier to the cable carrier mount using two M5 x 16mm screws and M5 flange locknuts.

x axis cable carrier gantry mount

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