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Mill Ball Screw XYZ Axes Retrofit Kit

*3-4 week lead time

When ordering your new Ball Screw Retrofit Kit, you will need to supply the following information for your current machine so we can ensure you receive the correct length of the ball screw for each axis:
*Please note that our ball screws only come in a metric pitch

    • 60.75 $
SKU: 6830 Category: Tag:

Product Description

Key Upgrade Parts

The key upgrade parts for this ball screw retrofit kit include ball leadscrews, stepper motor high-torque coupling, and the ball screw mill saddle (with nickel / Teflon plate) for the X/Y-axes, and a ball leadscrew, stepper-motor coupling, vertical milling column saddle for ball screws, and column saddle Z-axis ball nut mount.

Ball Leadscrew Specifications

  • Rolled Ball Screw with BSH Nut
  • 10mm Diameter, 2mm Lead
  • C7 Accuracy*, P1 Preload
    *C7 accuracy has a linear tolerance of 50 micrometers / 300mm or .002″ / 12.0″.

Regarding Retrofits

  1. The charge for all ball leadscrews is the same, regardless of the overall length. This is because the manufacturer does not give us a price break on the shorter screws (in fact, they wanted more for a 6″ ball screw). All screws come in at 400mm (15.75mm) long, and we cut them to length to fit the individual machine axis.
  2. All retrofits come with the stepper-motor mounts, high-torque couplings, bearings, preload nut, and ball screw fully assembled in our factory. We do not sell these parts individually for you to assemble.
  3. The ball leadscrew and the rest of the assembly are assembled and checked in our factory. We place an O-ring on the end of the ball screw, below the saddle, away from the motor mount. The O-ring is placed there to help ensure that the ball nut does not thread itself off the ball screw. If the ball nut threads off the ball screw, the balls in the ball nut will come out. At this point, the ball screw is scrap. There is no way to fix it! For this reason, the O-ring is to remain on the ball screw until the ball screw assembly is fully assembled on your machine. After you have assembled your ball screw on your machine, you may remove the O-ring.
    NOTE: On retrofits, the only way possible for your ball leadscrew to have excessive slop (backlash), is if some of the balls have come out of the ball nut. We will not replace ball leadscrews that have excessive slop (backlash)!

Regarding the Hole Modification through the Mill Column Base

For all mill retrofits, you must drill a ½” hole through your column base. This is a clearance hole for the brass cover tube (P/N 59165) to go through the column base. On page 5 of the instructions, there are copies of the prints for both the standard column base and the rigid and 2000 column bases.

If you would like us to do the machining, the cost will be $60.00 plus your return shipping. You will need to select this option from the drop-down above, and we will provide information on how to send your column base back once we receive your order.

You can also purchase a new column base with the 1/2″ already drilled. The base for our 5000/5400 series mills is part number 50050, part number 56700 for the 2000 series mills, and part number 50055 or 50056 for the rigid column bases.

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The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.

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Download PDF Ball Screw Retrofit Notice

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Download PDF Ball Screw Upgrade Benefits

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Retrofitting a Sherline Mill with an X/Y-Axis Ball Screw Saddle

Aligning the Ball Nut to the Stepper Motor

Retrofitting a Sherline Mill with a Z-Axis Ball Screw Column

X/Y-Axis
5855 Mill Accordion Way Cover Set for Ball Screw Mill Saddle (*See NOTE below)
54175/13″, 54185/18″ Ball Nut Leadscrews 10 x 2mm, X-Axis (cut to length for mill table)
54162/12″, 56162/14″, 56195/18″ Ball Nut Leadscrews 10 x 2mm, Y-Axis (cut to length for mill base)
67101 Stepper Motor Mount (with 3 mounting holes)
671052 CNC Coupling (ball screw)
67120 Stepper Motor Preload Bearings
67115 5-40 x 7/8″ SKT HD Cap Screw
67111 8-32 X 7/8″ SHCS
67106 CNC RH Coupling Preload nut (course)
58910 Mill Saddle W/oiler and (Electroless Nickel w/Teflon plated)
50930 Mill Saddle “Oiler Cap”
50920 Mill Saddle Oiler Body
58510 Y-Axis Motor Mount Adapter
58511 X-Axis Motor Mount Adapter
58508 X/Y & Z Ball Nut Mount
42145 X and Y-Axis 1-5/8″ Handwheel (2mm laser engraved lines)
40980 Gib
40820 Gib Lock
59165 Y-Axis Brass Cover Tube #8137 7/16″ x .014 wall x 13.50″ long (Cost $2.00 ea.)
40690 10-32 x 3/4″ SHCS
40660 #10 Washer
58512 Ball Screw Template Y-Axis
58513 Ball Screw Template X-Axis
Optional additional upgrade parts are:
67126 Stepper Motors 2-Amp High Torque
3455 X/Z-Axis 2-1/2″ Adjustable Handwheel (2mm laser engraved lines)
Z-Axis
45165/11″, 45295/15″ Ball Nut Leadscrew 10 x 2mm, Z-Axis (cut to length)
67101 Stepper Motor Mount (with 3 mounting holes)
671052 CNC Coupling (ball screw)
67120 Stepper Motor Preload Bearings
67115 5-40 x 7/8″ SKT HD Cap Screw
67111 8-32 X 7/8″ SHCS
67106 CNC RH Coupling Preload nut (course)
45045 Vertical Milling Column Saddle for Ball Leadscrews
45046 Column Saddle Z-Axis Ball Nut Mount
40990 Column Gib (Full Length with ends cut off)
40900 82 deg x 3/8″ Flat Head Screw
45035 Motor Mount to Bed Adapter for Ball Screws
58508 X/Y & Z Ball Nut Mount
34095 Z-Axis 2-1/2″ Handwheel (2mm laser engraved lines)
40730 10-32 x 2″ SHCS
40330 10-32 x 5/8″ SHCS
40690 10-32 x 3/4″ SHCS
40660 #10 Washer
58512 Ball Screw Template Y-Axis
58513 Ball Screw Template X-Axis
12050 8-32 X 3/8″ SHCS
40570 3/32 Hex Key
Optional additional upgrade parts are:
56442 “Arm Mount” for Ball Screw
67126 Stepper Motors 2-Amp High Torque
3455 X/Z-Axis 2-/2″ Adjustable Handwheel (2mm laser engraved lines)
45265 15″ Column Bed (Electroless Nickel with Teflon Plated)

*NOTE: Your machine MUST have one of these on the front side of the mill saddle to keep chips off of the ball screw! The Y-axis brass cover tube P/N 59165 will protect the back side of the ball screw. If you decide that you don’t want a cover on the back side, that is your option. However, there must be one on the front side.

Shipping

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Returns

Most merchandise can be returned within 30 day of the purchase date. A refund will be issued to the original form of payment at the original selling price. View our complete return policy and/or start your return online here.