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C-BEAM "Y" axis low cost improvement.

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by anigeek65, May 20, 2016.

  1. anigeek65

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    Here is a low cost improvement to the C-BEAM "Y" axis. This axis is week toward the opposite ends of the "X" The plate when milling can dip as much as 1mm. So I decided to make a small simple fix to control the dip on the plate away from the axis. Simple piece of angle and drop in nuts and a few of the lower cost "V" rollers.
     

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    Looks good!
     
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    Excellent idea. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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    Sooo Simple!
     
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    brilliant
    (should be part of the stock kit?)
     
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    sometimes it's the obvious!!!
     
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    Yes, the best solutions always look like it should be the way it is. Love great design :thumbsup:
    You could even take it one more step towards its essence by just having one wheel each side in line with the X axis (X travel of the router bit) and rotate the L section base so it points towards the middle.
    Impressive stuff and great work :D
     
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    Thanks Moag.

    I thought about those exact ideas. I was going to do one wheel on each side. Placed on the CL of the router. But I decided against it just to add more support especially as I approach the end of the travel of the plate. I also was going to turn the angle so the leg was underneath the Y axis plate, but I was lazy and easier to access the screws. Thank you.
     
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  9. Moag

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    I wouldn't call it lazy, just easier to adjust the way your got it mate.;) I think there was a collective "Light Bulb" moment for all the C-Beam Plate Maker owners out there.:cool:
     
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    Did you just mount the wheels into a hole, or in to a slot?
    I would quite like a slot, giving me some adjustment.
    Good job. :thumbsup:
     
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    I used eccentric nuts to get the adjustment.
     
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    Love this Idea and thanks for sharing it
     
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    I had this same issue and this is how I addressed it. Just a spare wheel and an L-bracket with washers. Already had a surface on bed of table so it worked out. An eccentric would have helped on the wheel but the spacers made it pretty much perfect so there was no need. Hope it helps!

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    Thanks for sharing Alex. Do you have any issues with the roll running over spent material in your sump area? Definitely an alternative to what I have. Very Simple solution. Glad it is working out for you.
     
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    No, I don't have any issues with that, it's ABS so the bed is pretty slick already. I had some spare fixture holes drilled into the plate already so it was a real hack fix. But having a dedicated rail or track would be the best option for sure.
     

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