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How to align the 12 wheels on a plate sandwich?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Slick Conway, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Slick Conway

    Slick Conway Well-Known
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    Hi,

    New to this kind of stuff, but building a CNC router type machine.

    I have got some parts together to make 2 axis currently (having to buy in stages due to financial reasons), and I'm basing my ideas around the XL plate sandwich concept. However, having spent now about 6 hours trying to adjust the 6 eccentrics to get the wheel loading right, I am really struggling. It seems I always have 1 wheel on an axle, and a second wheel on another axle that will simply not make contact with the C-beam. The other 10 wheels are loaded perfectly ok. Different adjustment approaches results in different wheels not making contact, but its always 2 wheels on different axles. Any help or guidance here would be really useful, as I can't join the two axis together until I can solve this...

    Thanks in advance
     

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