Velleman Vertex K8400 XY carriage alignment helper

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Velleman Vertex K8400 XY carriage alignment helper by h60 Dec 22, 2014
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A simple tool to help align the xy carriage rods of the Vertex K8400. The rods for the XY carriage should be as parallel as possible. Print 2 of these and clamp them onto the rods. This will align/tune the rods to become parallel. Then tighten the pulleys and belts.

Please note this is my first design and I needed to tweak the scale a bit to print correctly on my Vertex.

Update: added two photos showing how I first aligned the rods because at that time I couldn't make proper prints. I prepared 2 helpers from wood (both are cut to the EXACT same length).

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Jun 10, 2017 - Modified Jun 12, 2017

I printed this parts with -2% (all dimensons) to have better grip on the axes.
Working perfect now!"

Same for me, but in repetier i set the size from 1 to 0.93

Many thanks @h60

Thanx, thanx, thanx !
Hätte ich schon viel früher drucken sollen, hätte mir jetzt einiges an Ausschuss und Ärger erspart. Hab vor ein paar Tagen farbloses PLA gedruckt und der Druck löste sich und die Fäden haben sich irgendwann im Zahnrad der X-Achse verfangen und woch auch einen sprung des Zahnriemens verursacht, danach waren Kreise irgendwie leicht deformiert. Werde jetzt die Achsen zueinander richtig aussrichten und hoffe er druckt dann sauberer und leiser.

I printed this parts with -2% (all dimensons) to have better grip on the axes.

Working perfect now!


The first thing you should get, and keep.
You will need it, when doiing some changes to the alignment.
Brilliant equipement

Jun 29, 2015 - Modified Jun 29, 2015

This is the first thing you should print, if the misaligned printer allowes it :-)

Absolutely a life saver (For my K8400)!
Had lots of problem aligning my X/Y and got it too work just barely and printed the little helpers. Works like a charm now. Velleman should include them in the kit from the start.
No scaling at 0.1mm.

Thanks. Very good tool.

Apr 13, 2015 - Modified Apr 13, 2015

Great tool Velleman should have put them in there DIY package for the K8400. Stl file on SD and the print is perfect no scaling etc.
Print takes an hour on a Vertex with 50% fill. O and i checked if the rods where alligned and guezz what.... NO they where not i ajusted them. Now they are perfect.

Thank you!
This tool helped my a lot to make the printer beter with less noise.

Vielen Dank, Sehr gute Hilfe!!

Very helpful! Good idea! Thank you!