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Question:
I want to adjust the gibs for the slides on one of my machines. How will I know if the slide is adjusted correctly? Will I have to disconnect the ballscrew and servo motor and push the slide or can I do it assembled?

Answer:
It is not necessary to disconnect the ball screw and servo motor to adjust the gibs of a slide but some precautions should be taken before the task is attempted. Usually the reason a slide needs adjustment is because it is worn. Unfortunately, slides rarely wear evenly which limits the effect of adjustment. With the ball screw and servo attached to the slide it makes it difficult to "feel" the slide's tightness so it is necessary to employ the use of a torque wrench to replace the "feel." Before adjusting the slide, measure the torque required to turn the ballscrew at various places along it's travel. Then slowly adjust the gibs, one at a time until each starts to increase the torque. Bear in mind that the ends of the slide's travel will be worn the least. Also, adjusting the gibs theoretically changes the position of the center line of the ballscrew.

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