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Mini v-wheels distance?

Discussion in 'Helpful Tools' started by MarkM_NJ, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. MarkM_NJ

    MarkM_NJ Journeyman
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    hello everyone,
    I'm designing new plates. I'm trying to find what the distance should be for the mini v-wheels to ride on the outside of v-rail. Would anyone have the number? I found the +20.6 for standard wheels. Also any benefit to use eccentric spacers on both top and bottom? Is there a calculation to how many wheels to have on a plate?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. Rick 2.0

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    12.0 + nominal extrusion width.

    Also for regular V-wheels 20.0 + extrusion width is generally the safest route.
     
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    Thanks Rick!
     
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    Rick would you happen to know a good rule of thumb for screw lengths to use? I'm going to be using c-beam, wondering how far the screw should thread in?
     
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    When using the C-Beam® End Mount 20mm screws are generally sufficient. These give about 10mm embedment into the end of the extrusion.
     
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    Get 25mm shouldered, spacers,crush washers and lock nuts. I suppose it depends what plates your using but I made mistake here also. Think Im go with 2 bolts per wheel and extra nuts for tightening as seems common they shake loose, maybe a bunch of crush washers.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     

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