About the mill way cover set...
advent of CNC has increased the demand for a
good way to keep chips and coolant
off your Y-axis leadscrew. We discovered the
plans for these accordion way
covers several years ago, but making them by
hand was such a time-consuming
process we didn't put them into production.
Demand finally reached the point
where we decided to purchase the tooling to cut
and score the plastic so they
would be easy to produce in quantity. Some clever
design on the part of Pam
Weiss and Karl Roland allows them to install very
easily on your mill with
springs holding them in place rather than the
rubber bands of the previous
design. The rear cover simply slips over the
column. The front plate set is
held in place with another spring that wraps under
the stepper motor mount (CNC
machines) or under the handwheel thrust collar
(Manual machines). The two inner
plates are held against the saddle using two 4"
long 10-32 bolts. A longer
saddle lock thumbscrew is also provided to give
your fingers room for
adjustment with the long bolts in place. Complete,
instructions are included, and installation takes
only a few minutes.
What is included...
and rear cover sets have the accordion plastic
covers already riveted in place.
Included are the front and rear cover set, two
attachment bolts and locking
nuts, two attachment springs (one already
attached to the rear cover set, and
an extra long
saddle lock thumbscrew.