2. All About - Hex Drive and Motor Assembly

Getting the motor connected to the roller assembly is one of the most critical assembly operations.  Do it wrong and your motor will be under stress.  Over time, your hex drive will grind on the back and you may find a pile of aluminium filings in your tray and at worst, a broken motor shaft (don't panic too much - we've made all parts easily replaceable if something does go wrong).  Do it right and your motor will run smooth as silk and you'll be trouble free.
In these videos we have an in depth look at how to attach the motor to the roller assembly and locate the hex drive onto the motor drive shaft.  I show your several ways to do it so if one doesn't work for you, try another.


Key Notes for this video:  It may take a few attempts.  
Key Information on this video:   Attaching the motor to the end plate, locating your hex drive.
I should have pointed out at 1:24 that your hex may be a snug fit into the bearing.  If it is a snug fit and takes a small effort to move in and out then you assemble it you will also have a snug fit.  Also as you are tightening the screws the hex may get marginally tighter as your go.  As long as you have some movement in and out at the end of the process, and a clean 2-3mm gap between the hex drive and the end plate you will be ok.

 

 



Key Notes for this video:  An alternative method and tips if your motor isn't level with the roller assembly.  
Key Information on this video:   Attaching the motor to the end plate, locating your hex drive.

 

 




Key Notes for this video:  A few words about maintenance.
Key Information on this video:   Maintaining your hex drive.


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