Can we use the horizontal Hybrid bearing for 10-40 rail mod it and mount it vertically? According the data from the Igus web. it states that " This installation position is not possible for combination of WJRM-01-10 (Hybrid bearing) with rail WS-10/WS 10-40/WS-10-80 " Anybody know why?
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05-05-2012 12:28 PM
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05-06-2012 09:23 PM
Not sure if I have an answer for you but as I had the nutty idea of the canted and vertical slide method I can say that the hybrid bearing is too similar to the all friction bearing for it to matter much, except that I find the Hybrid to be a bumpier slide all around for some reason. As I see several others have adopted my passive friction brake discovery, that's where I recommend that people start in controlling sldes in any axis. I'm also working on an indirect system for controlling manual initiation of movement (push/pull) of the rigs as we all know that direct handling is prone to jerking. Haven't done anything with motors or pulleys yet.
05-14-2012 03:45 PM
08-08-2012 11:46 AM
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08-09-2012 06:51 PM
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08-09-2012 08:52 PM
It is doubtful that the problem is the Igus rail. They are really stout. I had the same problem with my slider mounted on a 501 head and half ball leveler. It just could not handle the load. Now I use a strong photography tripod with Manfrotto 577 rapid connect adapter attached directly to the tripod and sliding mount plate with 2 bolts attached to the rail. Works pretty good now with no bending.
Last edited by Mark Williams; 08-10-2012 at 05:22 AM.Regards,
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08-09-2012 10:53 PM
You could set a piece of the igus rail over a few cinder blocks and stand in it without bending it...it is SUPER tough stuff.
Lots of users do use two tripods (one on each end), so there's always that. I have only used it center mounted for over 4 years now with no problems.