1. #1
    Hi everybody
    Does anybody know if the hiwin carriages can be putted on the rail any way i want, or there is something i have to be carefull.
    I have noticed that the rail has arrows printed that show one side of the rail. Also carriages have one side milled flat and the other not.
    I ask this because i had a problem while designing in solidworks
    The problem is that the distance from the center of the hole to the side is 5,6mm for the one side and 6mm on the other.
    Those dimensions have been measured from the 3d cad file that hiwin let me download from the official hiwin site.
    I am talking about the hiwin HGH20CA carriage
    Any idea woul help

    Thank for your time.

    Vagelis
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  2. #2
    The carriages should both be installed with the ground surface on the same side. Figure 2 on page 17 of their manual implies that the ground face on the carriage should be on the side of the rail that the arrow points to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    The carriages should both be installed with the ground surface on the same side. Figure 2 on page 17 of their manual implies that the ground face on the carriage should be on the side of the rail that the arrow points to.
    Thanks Jonathan
    Very usefull information

    Vagelis
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  5. #4
    Vagelis,

    The ground side of the rail is designed to butt up to a machined vertical face so that if the machined face is straight then the rail will also be straight. The carriages have a ground side as you explained and I used that face to measure from and to place my large T square on when I was getting everthing square.
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  7. #5
    Thanks so far for your advices.
    I have another issue with my profiled rails
    On the rails i can recognize the following code HGR20H 301 8X-5c that i cant translate according the Hiwin guidway.
    HG means HG series
    R means that the rails are interchangeable( there is no master and subsidiary rail, both rails can be used the same)
    20 is the thickness of the rail
    H (that follows 20) must be the precision level of the rail I cant find out what the 301 8x-5c means. Does anybody have any idea?
    Here the photos that i took
    Thanks for your time
    Vagelis

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    Is the length 3018mm's?
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  9. #7
    No this is not the real lengh
    I bought the rails with the help of friend that makes woodcrafting mahines.
    He import rails from Italy for his macines so he accept to make an order for me too.
    He told me that his provider ( of the rails ) has lengths of hiwin rails that can cut to any dimension according his customers orders.
    My rails have dimensions
    1840mm
    1080mm
    400mm
    But they all have the same laser printed logo HGR20H 301 8X-5c
    So it is possible that the provider of the rails cut the rails to the dimensions that i order from a piece that initialy was 3018mm.
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