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AndyGuid
22-10-2014, 11:43 AM
I have bought, for a song, 4 x two-metre lengths of legacy Hiwin LGR20C linear rails.
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I gather the current 4-row HG-Series replaced this now obsolete 2-row LG-Series in 2008-ish.
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The bought rails are still in the original if torn plastic wrapping but have some surface rust in some spots, so if I can somehow find bearing blocks, I would spruce the rails up using electrolysis as recommended by <Swarfing> and implemented by <kingcreaky> and described at http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/6166-My-acquisition/page2
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However they are useless to me unless I can get hold of some matching bearing blocks.
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Anyone have any new or used LGH20 or LGW20 blocks they would like to sell?
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Or know of any place that might still have New Old Stock?
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Id obviously cover freight from UK to Oz as well.
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Or am I chasing old technology needlessly.
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Thanks,
Andy

Ger21
23-10-2014, 03:03 AM
Here in the US, Automation Overstock has been selling these legacy items for about 5 years now. I purchased 8 LGW20 blocks about 2 years ago, and they only had a few left then. I just got two 3m lengths of rail delivered yesterday to go with the blocks I have. Unless you can find some on Ebay, I don't think you'll have much luck.

Looks like someone just sold 4 two weeks ago.
http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/HIWIN-LM-Guide-Block-Cartridge-Used-LGW20C-Old-style-HGW20C-for-maintenance-Lot-/191261361313?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c8810c4a1

AndyGuid
23-10-2014, 04:14 AM
Thanks Gerry.
I found Automation Overstock via googling but, as you suggest, they are all out of stuff for the LG-series although they still have some stuff for the AG-series.
Am now trying to get LGH20 blocks from China... Maybe not Hiwin original but so long as they work it'll save me a packet.
I will use these old rails only for the long axis of my build. I notice that the docs reckon that the HG-series better accomodates installation error, so as a novice I hope that I'm not creating problems for myself using the LG-series? My build will be using self-levelling epoxy.
You are so lucky being in the US... Virtually everything readily available and reasonable postage too! Downunder everything costs the earth!
Andy

Ger21
23-10-2014, 04:19 AM
.......................... and reasonable postage too!



I paid $170 shipping for my 3m rails. The price of the two rails was $468 - 35% shipping.:sour:
(This of course was due to the length)

AndyGuid
23-10-2014, 04:54 AM
I paid $170 shipping for my 3m rails. The price of the two rails was $468 - 35% shipping.:sour:
(This of course was due to the length)

Ok, I take that back.:biggrin:

Wal
23-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Have a look at this link:

http://tjcsljxpt.machine365.com/General/D5167832.shtml

It's in Chinese, but there is an 'ask price' button which allows you to send a message.

Okay, you don't speak/write Chinese, but hey - it's worth a shot dropping them a line in English, surely..? You might get lucky.

Wal.

EddyCurrent
23-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Have a look at this link:

http://tjcsljxpt.machine365.com/General/D5167832.shtml

It's in Chinese, but there is an 'ask price' button which allows you to send a message.

Okay, you don't speak/write Chinese, but hey - it's worth a shot dropping them a line in English, surely..? You might get lucky.

Wal.

Translated to English; http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&u=http://tjcsljxpt.machine365.com/General/D5167832.shtml&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://tjcsljxpt.machine365.com/General/D5167832.shtml%26biw%3D1920%26bih%3D1076

Wal
23-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Ahhhhhhh...

It's a Silver Slider..!

Wal.

Bartell
23-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Hi

I might actually have some of these - let me check and get back to you.....