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Xtreme Solid V Wheel problems

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by gazingm42, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. gazingm42

    gazingm42 Journeyman
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    I purchased 30 sets of the Xtreme Solid V Wheel white wheel sets for my CNC in late Feburary from the openbuilds store.

    I been having some moving issues the last month and noticed today I have 12 of them on the 2 Y axis and Z axis that have wear down and breaking apart. While I do use my machine a lot as a hobbiest.

    So the questions,

    1. Should these start to wear so soon on the cnc machine so quickly.
    2. So when I replace the wheels is their a easy way to remove the bearings. They appear to be ok so
    I really don't want to spend the $$ to buy new bearings.
    3. On each Axis gantry assembly I have a total of 8 wheels, for the X-Gantry and 2 X Y-Gantrys. I have
    seen more wear on the top vs the bottom wheels. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    No, this is not normal. Xtreme wheels should be far more durable.

    Photos would be helpful in working through this.
     
  3. gazingm42

    gazingm42 Journeyman
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    Here 2 pics to show the groves that started and how the wheels are breaking apart. I have 14 of the 30 in different stages.


    W1.jpg W2.jpg
     
  4. CiaraB

    CiaraB OpenBuilds Team
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    Hello. We are sorry to hear this - definitely not normal wear for our Xtreme Solid V Wheels.

    Can you confirm that you have not used any synthetic lubricating oils or cutting oils on these wheels?

    Also, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] regarding. We will be happy to work with you on a resolve. :thumbsup:
     
  5. gazingm42

    gazingm42 Journeyman
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    In more inspection it looks like it more serious that first thought. I pulled some of them today. Looks like so far 15 of 16 have damage. I still have another 14 to pull off to examine. I have not used any type of oil, etc on the system as I read about this issue before I built the system in February. I did reach out last night and they did ship me 14 kits today. I though it was more locallized to the top wheels but after pulling the 2 of the gantry plates look like it about 90% of them. Urg.
     
  6. TrishC

    TrishC OpenBuilds Team
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    Hello gazingm42. As previously indicated, this wear isn't typical and we're definitely happy to help. Please reach out to us at [email protected] should you need anything else.
     
  7. gazingm42

    gazingm42 Journeyman
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    Thanks for all of your support openbuilds.
     
  8. TrishC

    TrishC OpenBuilds Team
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    It's our pleasure ;)
     
  9. Barry Danks

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    Might be an optical illusion or weird camera angle, but it looks like the wheels are misligned
     

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