New X-axis plates

discussion of design changes / improvements / suggestions
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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by edwardrford » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:01 pm

Boy... I can't win with these motor mounts plates! I'll chalk this one up as another design flaw on my part. Sorry about that.

The good news is smooth idler location is not critical, so drilling the holes by hand (although a PITA) will work just fine.

-Edward
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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by roberlin » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:17 pm

Don't be so hard on yourself! It's still a win, just maybe not a shutout :-)
Seriously, drilling out the holes is trivial. Probably 5 minutes.

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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by FabricatorCraig » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:28 pm

Out of curiosity, have the designs been updated to correct this "flaw" for folks wanting to use Nema 23? The most recent version of the design zip file has a "v3" version suffix on it.

Thanks!

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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by Improbable Construct » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:26 pm

I just cut out a set of the v3 plates last week and they do incorporate a fix for the NEMA 23 motor/idler pulley problem.
Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by FabricatorCraig » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:47 pm

Thanks! I appreciate the info. By the way, I ordered a couple of the upgrades (z-axis related) this morning...hopefully the order/payment got through to you successfully....unless somebody else actually handles these items and I misunderstood. :-)

Thanks again.

-Craig
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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by Improbable Construct » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:10 pm

FabricatorCraig wrote:Thanks! I appreciate the info. By the way, I ordered a couple of the upgrades (z-axis related) this morning...hopefully the order/payment got through to you successfully....unless somebody else actually handles these items and I misunderstood. :-)

Thanks again.

-Craig
You got it right.
I am the one making the items currently on the upgrades page.
I will get your stuff in the mail today.
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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by JoyMonkey » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:34 pm

Improbable Construct wrote:I just cut out a set of the v3 plates last week and they do incorporate a fix for the NEMA 23 motor/idler pulley problem.
I just got the mechanical kit from Inventables and am planing on Nema23 motors. What is this problem with the current plates?

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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by Improbable Construct » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:40 pm

There is no problem with the stock plates.
If you had the v2 upgrade plates and wanted to run NEMA 23 motors the idler holes interfered with the motor.
Fixed for v3.
Shapeoko #Classified some of the bolts may be original parts.
Shapeoko 1 # ???? Stainless plates, still in the box.
Shapeoko 2 # 3926 not stock
Shapeoko 3 # 0003
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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by eat5hams » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:03 pm

Is there still somewhere to buy the new end plates so I can use standard 2040 extrusions? I don't see them anymore in the "upgrades" section anymore....

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Re: New X-axis plates

Post by edwardrford » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:58 pm

Shapeoko 1 #0 - a couple of upgrades.
Shapeoko 2 #0 - a couple of upgrades.
Shapeoko 3 #2 - Stock

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