FIGURE 5-15. Y-AXIS DRIVE STRING
5-68. Y GEAR TRAIN BACKLASH ADJUSTMENT
5-69. The Y-axis drive system alignment requires adjusting
two gears. These two gears must be adjusted for backlash in
proper sequence for best results.
a. Remove rear hood. See paragraph 5-18.
b. Remove rear side panel. See paragraph 5-18.
c. Snap pen lift solenoid out of its holder.
d. Move pen carriage to left until the gear adjusting
setscrew at rear of pen motor block is in line with large access
hole in rear wall. See Figure 5-16.
e. Loosen gear locking screw in upper left corner of pen
motor block (Figure 5-17).
f. Lightly push idler gear toward pen drive, and turn
adjusting screw in or out to attain minimum backlash between
two set gears.
g. Tighten gear locking screw.
h. Move pen carriage to extreme left-hand position and
stand recorder on its right side.
i. Remove bottom cover.
j. Slightly loosen two motor clamping screws from
bottom of the recorder.
direction and then in the other, while moving pen gear back
and forth until motor pinion rotates freely with minimum
backlash. This procedure varies mesh between motor pinion
and pen drive gear due to an eccentric mounting shoulder. A
slight amount of backlash is desirable for optimum operation
(See Figure 5-18).
Rotate motor slightly, first in one
FIGURE 5-16. Y-AXIS BACKLASH ADJUSTMENT (GEAR
FIGURE 5-17. Y-AXIS BACKLASH ADJUSTMENT (GEAR
k. Tighten motor clamping screws and recheck for
l. Reassemble recorder.
5-70. Y-AXIS PEN CARRIAGE ADJUSTMENT
5-71. The pen block rolls in the carriage arm on four plastic
rollers. To adjust these rollers:
a. Move pen block to bottom of arm so 2-56 Bristol
setscrew in block is aligned with notch in side of arm, see