Our Y-Axis Linear Rod and Extended Travel Bearing Block Upgrade both reduces flex in your Y-Axis and adds more Y-axis travel (see notes). Most machines are delivered with lighter duty 10mm diameter linear rods and bearings. These rods are subject to flex when working more dense materials. To correct this problem, we offer our premium 12mm diameter, chrome plated, hardened linear rods – center tapped for M5 hardware (just like the OEM units – bolts in place for a quick upgrade). We round out this must have upgrade, with four new precision low-profile 12mm linear bearings. Mount these new bearings within your OEM style Y-Axis linear slide blocks, or add our optional 82mm Tandem Linear Pillow Block Slides to this order and we will pre-install your bearings within the new tandem slides!
Note: This upgrade is certified for use on the NCPRO line of 3018-PRO machines and similar 3018 clones. To ensure compatibility, measure your existing Y-Axis linear rails and extrusions, if they match up with the sizing below, then this upgrade is likely compatible with your 3018-PRO machine.
****Extending Y-Axis Travel and our 82mm Tandem Pillow Block requires inverting of the aluminum spoil board.****
Y-Axis Linear Rail = 290mm | Y-Axis Extrusion = 290mm