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Old 02-08-2018, 08:23 AM
kjoiner kjoiner is offline
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Default Moving a Stinger 1 23 a couple of miles

Hello,

We're moving to another building in a couple of weeks. Fortunately, it's only about 3 miles away. I want to be sure my Stinger 1 23 doesn't get damaged during the move. The machine is mounted on the optional stand. One concern is the casters- they seem a little small. Other than that are there any other precautions to take to ensure the gantry etc. don't receive any damage.

I found Gary's advice on this thread: http://www.camheads.org/showthread.p...t=transporting

Thanks,

Kyle
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:38 AM
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The machine should survive the move with no issues if you lock it in place in your transport vehicle/trailer, preferably with the back end toward a wall that you can security fasten it to and then lock down the remaining to the bed or side walls so it doesn't move. If the casters don't lock securely enough for your comfort, remove them once the machine is in the transport vehicle.

Alternatively, you could remove the machine from the stand and securely fasten it to the floor of your transport vehicle separate from the stand.

This is relative to the physical machine overall...you'll want to be sure to understand what needs to be done (or not) relative to "locking" the gantry in place, etc...I'm new to this and don't have any knowledge at that detail level.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:36 AM
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How did the machine take the move, Kyle? Was everything alright? I'm curious because I'm going to have to move mine a few miles in 6 months or so.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:19 PM
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I think anyone moving their own machine would do a much better job than the shipping folks. Most shippers do a horrible job of shipping large heavy items. I would think that if you stabilize the spindle and gantry and drive sanely you should have no issues. I would however tram the spindle just too be sure. I check mine anytime I do something stupid which fortunately is not too often .

I bought the tramming tool from Shar which is the same as Camaster uses. It is only $100 and compared to the thousands I have in the machine it was insignificant and necessary in my opinion. I could have jury rigged something with my other dial indicators by it was worth it to me. Square to the table is very important to me.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:55 PM
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Hello,

Sorry it took so long to get back to the message. We've been setting up in our new place. I ended up securing the gantry and then wrapping the machine with foam and shrink wrap. I also had the same shipper who delivered the machine last year move it to the new place. They ship our products all over and we have a good relationship with them.

I just fired up the machine yesterday and let it cut air just to make sure it was working. the next step it to cut some material 1. To make sure it cuts correctly and 2. To see if the noise level draws complaints in the office area.

It's in a separate room from the office so hopefully it won't be too loud.

Kyle
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