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I got replacement Bijur metering units for my mill from Lubetec. They do have a web shop, but it's just a generic skinned airline/pneumatics one used by lots of similar suppliers, and doesn't contain any of the lubrication stuff.
They do however have their own catalogue online, which contains all the centralised lubrication stuff.
I did consider the Arc Euro parts, however the threads were wrong and the genuine Bijur ones weren't that much more expensive. Just checked and they were £5.54+VAT each a few years ago, so not worth the hassle of retapping threads and changing fittings.
You'll need to get the flow rate of the existing metering units, as well as the thread/style/direction of flow if you need new ones.
I removed all the metering units from my mill, connected them up, and then left the lube system running overnight (it's an electric motorised one designed to lube every few hours). Any that were still dry in the morning, I replaced as they're pretty much impossible to clean properly once gummed up, and a few metering units is far cheaper than the potential damage from lack of lube.
One trick I did use, was to fill the system with ATF fluid and leave it running for a day. You can then check that all the slides have a nice coating of red oil, which tells you the system is working and getting oil to where it should.
For replacement pipe/fittings, I just used whoever could supply them. My mill originally had aluminium distribution pipe, which had corroded where it had been sitting in coolant, so I replaced it with the same sized copper pipe.Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.
Thanks I'll have to test them all first then.
The plumbing is all nylon so that should be cheap enough with some olives.
Mine is a manual pull-pump by interlube.
Got most of the big stuff stripped , sanded and painted now. Started putting a few little bits back on but cant do much until i get the new knee lift bearing.
Found an issue with old lube system - this is the feed to the saddle...
Olive was cocked and tube crimped, probably wrong size olive for the pipe :(
Motor mount plates for X & Y axes.
Is it better to hang the plates from the four bracket mount screws or the three bearing retainer screws?
Using the four screws would mean a much larger lump of metal is needed to span the width, I won't be refitting the dials so using the three mount screws probably won't affect anything.
Go off the plate:
I made a spacer and clamped it all there.
My Y axis one looks like this:
I bought proper angular high spec contact bearings for the screws (+£250) and some very fancy face locking lock nuts from Germany.
Very nice :)
Have you any more pics, looking for ideas on homing/limit switches etc
I had not thought of putting the Y motor to the rear, all the builds i have seen have it hanging down low beneath the handle, it will have to stick out though as my motor is too long to tuck under.
Dave, I have mounted my limits off of the newall DRO scales but not happy with them. Going to be printing some parts shortly to fix the issues and will post.
Ok, I am only using the Mach DRO's - my Sino DRO kit will be sold to raise funds, can't really see the need to have two DRO systems.
Yes, with the CSMio you can get away from the extra DRO. I have it becuase I am using steppers and a smoothstepper but also have a very cunning plan there too.
What kind of switches are you planning on using?
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