Step1 Check and Confirm Parameters

First you need to measure the center distance S between the axes of the printer's Y-axis . Try to choose the distance between the two fixed shafts instead of the pulleys that can be moved.

After that, please make sure that you are using the original Gates GT2 6mm wide timing belt, which is the default parameter in the calculator. In other cases you will need to determine the following data. If you are not sure how to get these data, please refer to the FAQ.

Additional measurements required:
The width of the timing belt W (in mm), the mass of the timing belt (in gram) and the length (in mm) to determine M

Step2 Tension Calculator

Shaft to shaft distance(mm) Belt Mass Constant Belt width(mm) Minimum Tension(lb)

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