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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by flysolo206, Nov 23, 2017.

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  1. flysolo206

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    Getting ready to purchase a kit but I was wondering if anyone knows if the double wide gantry shown here: (C-Beam® Gantry Plate - Double Wide) can be set up to travel on two C-beam rails at the same time. Basically, having the double wide plate (but rotated 90 degrees and using it as a double tall/height instead of wide) traveling on an x-axis made up of two C-beam rails...Just thought I'd check before ordering.

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  2. Rick 2.0

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    Sorry, but no it can't. The holes are all wrong for such an endeavor. About as close as you can get to that would be using a C-Beam® Gantry Plate in each of the C-beams and connecting the two with a flat strap/plate.
     
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    Thanks Rick. I'm really just trying to get the most rigid and true set up for the router lathe I want to build. I would like it to remove as much material as possible as accurately as possible. Any other suggestions would be very helpful. One other question... if I order the C-beam actuator bundles without motors (want the high torque Nemas) does the bundle still come with the aluminum spacers, flexible couplings and such so that I can mount the high torque Nemas (bought separately).

    Thanks again.
     
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    According to the parts list it does but as I have never bought one as a kit like that I can't say for certain.

    As for suggestions, can you post a Sketchup file or drawing showing what you have in mind? The forum generally offers its best suggestions given a good visual reference.
     
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    I will post when I finish the drawings :) ... I'm buying parts up front because I'll probably regret not buying during the Black Friday sale ;)
     
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    I need double-tall gantry plates. I can't use gantry plate XL because it's too big.
     

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