Build Log for #6971

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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by secretspy711 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:14 pm

Damin69, do you have a parts list (spacers, etc) for what is required to add the 3rd rail in-between the 2 X-axis makerslides? Did you have to shim anything or cut any spacers down? The biggest issue on my machine currently is twist around the X axis, so I would like to do something like this. I had been considering making new Y plates in order to fit 20x60's, but that's a lot more effort and cost than what you have done here :)
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by Damin69 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:39 pm

secretspy711 wrote:Damin69, do you have a parts list (spacers, etc) for what is required to add the 3rd rail in-between the 2 X-axis makerslides? Did you have to shim anything or cut any spacers down? The biggest issue on my machine currently is twist around the X axis, so I would like to do something like this. I had been considering making new Y plates in order to fit 20x60's, but that's a lot more effort and cost than what you have done here :)
Ok for my Xmaker slides I just used 5Mx20mm bolts button heads/or the flat head ones on open builds should both work fine. I used the Open Builds 20mm bolts. My X is 1800mm so In the 20x40 extrusion I drilled hole at 150mm in then every 300mm then I put extrusion/tnuts on each bolt and slid them into the makerslides like this picture shows. I used no other spacers they are bolted tight together.
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Now if you are talking about the Gantry on the Y axis. I Drilled through each maker slide Since my Gantry was 1000mm I started in at 100mm then went every 200mm. SO I ended up with 10 bolts on each makerslide. I put extrustion Nuts on each bolt (20mm) then slid them into place and squared them up. Before I tightened anything down I put my gantry together and clamped 3-2-1 blocks to help keep it all square. Then Tightened down all of the bolts. I just looked through my Log. Seems I did not document that good enough. Though it was not really my design I took it from someone else when I was researching how to do it. And it does take all of the FLEX/twist out of it. Well worth the upgrade. You will need to adjust your spacers also. I purchased 90mm https://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/39559 Socket head Caps to go all the way across. They were even a bit long but not enough to have to cut off. For the spacers I used two 1" and one .875". I know I ordered a lot of extra sizes just to make sure I had the correct ones.
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by secretspy711 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:25 pm

that's exactly what I wanted to know (and more), thanks!

Did you have to lengthen the horizontal slots in the two carriage plates to fit the 3rd rail between the other two?
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by Damin69 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:04 pm

secretspy711 wrote:that's exactly what I wanted to know (and more), thanks!

Did you have to lengthen the horizontal slots in the two carriage plates to fit the 3rd rail between the other two?
NO they are the correct length to fit all 3 of them in.
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by Chrisprols » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:13 pm

Damin69 wrote:
Chrisprols wrote:really nice build log. thanks a lot for documenting it and sharing.

quick question : which terminal are you using to connect your limit switch ?
Im using a C-10 Bob and I am using Pins 10, 11 & 12 for my limit switches.

Hi Damin69,
I was actually asking about the terminator that connects the electrical wire to the limit switch.
I have a few at home but none seems to fit fine ...
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by Damin69 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:17 pm

Chrisprols wrote:
Damin69 wrote:
Chrisprols wrote:really nice build log. thanks a lot for documenting it and sharing.

quick question : which terminal are you using to connect your limit switch ?
Im using a C-10 Bob and I am using Pins 10, 11 & 12 for my limit switches.

Hi Damin69,
I was actually asking about the terminator that connects the electrical wire to the limit switch.
I have a few at home but none seems to fit fine ...
Gnd and NC( normally closed)
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by Chrisprols » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:25 pm

Damin69 wrote:
Chrisprols wrote:Hi Damin69,
I was actually asking about the terminator that connects the electrical wire to the limit switch.
I have a few at home but none seems to fit fine ...
Gnd and NC( normally closed)
Ok.
Then the electrical terminal. The small pieçe of equipment you crimp in your electrical wire and then slide on the limit switch "pin". Is it standard equipment ? Did you get them in any large shop or buy online ? Was there a specific reference ? ...as i said i have a few but they are too large and don't hold the pin ... And smaller ones that are too tight and the pins gets pushed in the limit switch if i try harder.
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by Damin69 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:42 pm

Chrisprols wrote:
Damin69 wrote:
Chrisprols wrote:Hi Damin69,
I was actually asking about the terminator that connects the electrical wire to the limit switch.
I have a few at home but none seems to fit fine ...
Gnd and NC( normally closed)
Ok.
Then the electrical terminal. The small pieçe of equipment you crimp in your electrical wire and then slide on the limit switch "pin". Is it standard equipment ? Did you get them in any large shop or buy online ? Was there a specific reference ? ...as i said i have a few but they are too large and don't hold the pin ... And smaller ones that are too tight and the pins gets pushed in the limit switch if i try harder.
I am not using terminal blocks. So guess I am confused. I have everything soldered together. I do not care for terminal blocks it is just a personal preference.
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by Chrisprols » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:49 pm

Damin69 wrote:
Chrisprols wrote:
Damin69 wrote:Gnd and NC( normally closed)
Ok.
Then the electrical terminal. The small pieçe of equipment you crimp in your electrical wire and then slide on the limit switch "pin". Is it standard equipment ? Did you get them in any large shop or buy online ? Was there a specific reference ? ...as i said i have a few but they are too large and don't hold the pin ... And smaller ones that are too tight and the pins gets pushed in the limit switch if i try harder.
I am not using terminal blocks. So guess I am confused. I have everything soldered together. I do not care for terminal blocks it is just a personal preference.
Thanks for you answer. Sorry if my question was unclear and confusing.
I'll solder mine as well i guess. I'm just affraid to stay too long and melt them. I'll be carefull.
Again thanks for your thread, story, pictures, etc. I wish i had as much time :)
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Re: Build Log for #6971

Post by Damin69 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:12 pm

Chrisprols wrote: I'll solder mine as well i guess. I'm just affraid to stay too long and melt them. I'll be carefull.
Again thanks for your thread, story, pictures, etc. I wish i had as much time :)
Everyone should do what they are comfortable with when it comes to wiring. I just happen to be pretty good at soldering and shrink tubing everything.
Just take your time and be patient. I had a lot of vacation left at the end of last year that I used which made it nice. And unfortunately I have time on my hands right now that was not expected. That being said having time is not always a good thing either. Mind keeps thinking about what I could be doing better. Good luck with your build cant wait to see it.
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