Q: I'm using your EAS6 linear system and I need the motor cable to be rotated 180 degrees from the original cable location. Is this possible if so how? I already removed the 4 screws and however I was not able to rotate the motor 180 degrees, it seems stuck and only moves about 1-2 degrees.
A: With our EAS series linear slides or our EAC series linear cylinders, the motor cable outlet direction can be changed to any orientation by simply rotating the motor 90 deg. (3 directions are available for parallel motor mounting types). Reference “Changing the motor cable outlet direction” in the manual of your product to review the steps. When changing the motor cable outlet direction, be sure to remove the load and keep the motorized linear slide in a horizontal position. Remove the 4 screws per the “Changing the motor cable outlet direction” section in your product manual. Once the screws are removed can then easily rotate the motor to your desired position. Once you change the motor cables outlet direction perform a return-to-home before starting operation.
EAS [page 7]: http://www.orientalmotor.com/products/p ... 168-4E.pdf
EAC [page 10]: http://www.orientalmotor.com/products/p ... 170-3E.pdf
*Note: instructions for rotating the motor vary based on product type (in-line motor mounting type or parallel motor mounting type)
If your actuator is loaded and/or if you move the actuator from the recommended horizontal position this can cause our pilot to be wedge therefore to you will need to loosen the coupling through the access hole enough so that you can remove the motor itself (be sure not to remove the coupling screw). Pull off the motor, and reinsert it in your preferred orientation. Put in the motor screws one by one via kitty-corner method (diagonally). Once the screws are tighten the motor will be reinserted into the coupling and compressed back into the mounting position. Finally tighten the screw on the coupling. Although the pilot is not press fit it is a really tight fit and slight misalignment can cause the pilot to be wedge making it hard to move the motor orientation.
More info in manual.
NOTE: generally it is not recommended to remove the motor however in this case there is no other alternative since the pilot is wedged. By removing the motor if there is any misalignment within the motor shaft and the coupling this could cause repeatability issues (although it may not be the case). Removing the motor also voids the warranty of our product.
If you have any questions please contact our technical support team.
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