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How much longer should the lead screw be (C-Beam)?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by rlrhett, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. rlrhett

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    When putting together a lead screw C-Beam actuator, how much longer must the screw be than the actual aluminum extrusion. I assume the screw must be = (length of extrusion) + 2(end plates) + ????. How far must the screw extend past the end plates for a coupler to grab it at one end and and a lock collar on the other?

    I see that both the extrusion and the screws are sold the same length, and I assume I will need to trim back the extrusion.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    Ref. note at bottom of 8mm Metric Acme Lead Screw. Actual length is 40mm longer than stated length which is sufficient for standard connections.
     
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    Thanks!!!
     

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