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Z Plates question

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by zann68, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. zann68

    zann68 Well-Known
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    How do you mount a plate to the other side? I see in one of the examples there in a second mounting plate on the gantry to allow the mounting of a "Z" axis. Do you use longer screws through the rollers to the second plate. If so do the eccentric cams still work? I want to mount a 500mm C-Beam kit for my "Z"

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    Yes, you use a longer screw but you also need a 2nd eccentric on the opposite side of the wheel into the second plate. Both eccentrics will need to be set to match each other and adjusted together as needed.
     
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    What length screws are needed?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Solid V-wheels are 11.0 mm thick. You can work out the rest.
     
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    Not trying to sound off handed, but that's not an answer. I still don't know what length screw is used to install one on a single plate, so how could I work out the length needed. I'll buy 40mm screws and cut them.
     
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    It was not intended to be an answer as I am not entirely sure what your final build up will be comprised of. But assuming you are using (2) 3mm plates, (2) 1/4" shims, (1) 11 mm wheel, and (1) 5mm nut that comes out to a grand total of..... 34.7 mm.
     
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    That helped a great deal knowing those measurements. I only had to add to 1mm shims.

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