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Question about parts compatibility

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Guelillos, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Guelillos

    Guelillos New
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    Hello all,

    What a nice forum for people with an interest in CNC, specifically in OpenBuilds machines and parts.

    I have a question, which I hope somebody will kindly answer.

    I know OpenBuilds makes two different part families: C-Beam parts and V-Slot parts, but is the C-Beam Gantry Plate Double Wide compatible with the V-Slot Linear Rail? And if so, what is the widest V-Slot Linear Rail the C-Beam Gantry Plate Double Wide can run on?

    Thank you in advance!

    Guelillos
     
  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    Sorry, no. The double wide gantry plate uses inset wheels that ride in the interior channels between the legs of the C-beam. There is no provision for the wheels to grab the outer edges of a V-slot section.
     
  3. Guelillos

    Guelillos New
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    Thank you, Rick, for your fast answer. It does not matter, really.

    I will then be using the V-Slot Gantry Set with the Universal plate and the Xtreme Solid V Wheels. A very nice set.
     
  4. crispin

    crispin Journeyman
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    C-Beam Gantry Plate can run on the outside of v-slot 40x when using large wheels in the corner holes and not the small wheels in the inset holes.
     

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