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FREE SHIPPING Plus 10% off All Orders over $50


At Maker Store We are please to offer FREE SHIPPING and 10% off everything in stock for the 2017 End Of Financial Year.


Just add the coupon code "EOFY2017" to your cart or at checkout for the discount to apply.


Take advantage of the discount to work on your projects or to stock up on parts!


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Note: sale not applicable to special order items or V-Slot over 1500mm in length. Free shipping is within Australia only.





We were recently asked if one of our 300mm Linear Actuator Kits could be retrofitted to the Z-axis of a Shapeoko 2.


This is one solution we came up with (not the only one):


The problem 

The hole spacing on the Z-Assembly Carriage (PS20021) and the Shpeoko's bolt height above the plate.


Solution:

The Linear Actuator was designed to allow for a length of 2060 V-Slot to fit inside and act as a mounting base. Using the Linear Actuator with the 2060 base, the 3 long slots and some 6.5mm spacers as standoffs the assembly looks like this:






Parts Required:

1 x 300mm Linear Actuator Kit

1 x 280mm 2060 V-Slot

2 x 8mm Low Profile Screws

6 x 15mm Low Profile Screws

6 x Tee Nuts

6 x 6.5mm Spacers


We would love to get feedback and ideas on other mounting methods.