Timing belts and pulleys


When I started the project of creating my own version of Hektor I thought that the most difficult task would be something related with the software or the stepper motor controller, but I was wrong: The most difficult part has been finding the right hardware parts. More exactly, finding a local supplier.

While getting a USB 3-axis stepper motor controller on eBay was easy, even though it was coming from Australia it didn't take long. Finding the right toothed pulleys and belt it is being a nightmare, as local suppliers do not have "small size" elements nor a fast delivery. Should I have bought everything online I will be done now.

To be honest I was not even aware I would need that type of transmission system. My first impression was that it could be done with just some type of string, but after several failures I had to admit that toothed belts was probably the smart way to go. But then it was kind of late as I had the rest of components laying on my desk. After visiting the shops of several local suppliers (some of them thought I was kind of crazy for asking for open ended belts) I am expecting to visit one that seems to have what I need (but I do have an eBay contact that it will be happy to ship to Spain too).

Once again it is clear that the Devil is in the details.

Comments

Anthony Russell said…
Hi! I am new to your site. But really take pleasure in it. Your post is quite informative, I just to add Circular Technologies is an established US manufacturer of Bearings, Roller assembly, feed rollers and Urethane Rollers.

Thanks!
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Praveen G said…
Liked the post. Looking forward for more like this.

Small Timing Pulley manufacturers
Thanks for your ideas. You can also find the details on Drive Parts Direct, at the "Timing Belts Metric Double Sided DSTB8M". Drive Parts Direct aims to provide you with a convenient “one stop shop” for all your Power Transmission component requirements.

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