Assembly of Front Carriage Plate
Please note that this build shows the 6 wheel build, using the Robert Hummel plates, our standard kits are 8 wheel builds, currently with Blue Ox Solutions plate set. For this part of the build we will be using:
8 x Low Profile Screws M5x45mm 10 x Nyloc Nuts (M5)
10 x Standard Washers
2 x Low Profile Screws M5x20mm
4 x Low Profile Screws M5x15mm
8 x Xtreme Solid-V Wheel kits
4 x Eccentric Spacers (6mm)
4 x Aluminium Spacers (3mm)
4 x Aluminium Spacers (9mm)
2 x Spacer Block (part of plate set)
8 x Low Profile Screws M5x45mm
10 x Nyloc Nuts (M5)
Install spacer blocks to the front carriage plate, using four M5x15mm low profile screws. It is good practice at this point to square off.
Install eight M5x45mm low profile screws screws with washers (standard where possible, although you may need to use small washers where there could be clearance issues).
Flip over. Check the orientation of the plate to ensure the eccentric holes are on the bottom of the front carriage plate.
Place one 9mm spacer on each of the M5x45mm low profile screws on the right hand side of the front carriage plate. On each screw place one wheel (we are using the Xtreme Solid-V Wheel kit) and nyloc nut.
On the left hand side of the front carriage plate, place one 6mm eccentric spacer, along with a 3mm spacer on each of the M5x45mm screws.
Note: You can do these around the other way (the eccentrics on the right hand side and the 9mm spacers on the left), this is purely our preference.
Install the Z-Axis. Drop wheels onto the right hand side, along with a nyloc nut.
Here comes the tricky part! Whilst holding the front carriage plate up, insert two of the M5x20mm low profile screws into the ACME nut block.
Lightly snug the six wheels. Once all snug, tighten the right hand side (with the 9mm spacers). On the left hand side, adjust the eccentrics until the wheels have light tension.
Tighten screws into the ACME nut block. Movement should be smooth.