One of the major components to mount are the Z-Carriages onto the over sized crossbeam. When mounting a Z-carriage this large, normal sized motors just won't do. The Z-carriages are being mounted to machined plates that will house the motor and gearbox that controls the rack and pinion movement of the carriages on the Y-Axis. In the photos, you can see the progression of the mounting of the plate, adding the gearbox and protective cover, to the mounting of the motor and the pinion interlocking into the rack.
Keep checking back to see the z-carriages being mounted onto the crossbeam as we get closer and closer to shipping this amazing machine and getting it running at the AMRC in Sheffield.
To see constantly updated photos and videos of the GCM, please visit the GCM Progress Page on our website.
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