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How can I use an XL timing belt pulley with a servo? Answered

The only servo pulleys I can find are MXL

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Kevin Cox (author)2012-02-10

You can use any pitch of timing pulley with your servo motor as long as the bore matches the shaft. There are two main reasons that you will find mostly MXL pulleys on servo motors. The first reason is that the pitch of a MXL pulley (0.080") is smaller than that of a XL pulley (0.200") This allows the MXL pulley to be more precise. The second reason is because typically MXL pulleys are much smaller than XL pulleys and weigh less. Most servo motors do not have a lot of horsepower..

Kevin Cox
B&B Manufacturing
http://www.bbman.com

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steveastrouk (author)2012-02-05

Can you get in a machine shop to make a suitable bush ?

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