I would like to get some technical advice on which Pulley and belt drive system would be best to purchase for my CNC machine upgrade.
I am upgrading my CNC machine from:
Direct connection Stepper Motor
Lead Screw drive
Reducer Belt/Pulley connection for AC Servos.
5mm Pich Ball Screw.
My question is what Belt system is best to use for this application. I have not been able to find information regarding the differences between:
MXL, XL, L, GT2,HDT, T2.5, T5, T10
If I am looking to reduce the servo, Do I need to match the pitch of the belt to the pitch of the ball screw (5mm = HDT,GT2,T5)?
I also want to make sure I am not upgrading components with quality products - ball screw and servo - only to create precision and accuracy problems by purchasing the wrong belt and pulley system.
the belt/drive calculator at SDP-SI.com will definitely assist in selecting which sized and toothed pulley to purchase, but as mentioned, I am uncertain of which pitch to match to my 5mm ball screw. Any advice is much appreciated before making this purchase.