Idlers carrying the Z...

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B NEGATIVE
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Idlers carrying the Z...

Post by B NEGATIVE » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:48 pm

I have ended up in a situation where the idlers are carrying the Z instead of the V wheels....

I am on the limit for the gantry weight so Im wondering if the V wheels have just worn out after 30 hrs of runtime? The wheels are intact with no splitting and it seems that it only one wheel that isnt making contact.
I have ordered more from ASL and will update on if that fixes it.

B NEGATIVE
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Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:26 pm

Re: Idlers carrying the Z...

Post by B NEGATIVE » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:34 am

So....

I found the culprit without the use of new wheels,turns out it was a bad fastener. I have spent the morning replacing all the M6 bolts with hardened socket cap versions instead,its cured the problem although im considering a precision bush for the v wheel mounting holes as there is,to my mind,too much clearance,perhaps drill out and mount eccentrics instead?

No more climb milling for a while for me....

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