|Rod Ashton||21/07/2019 15:16:17|
|293 forum posts|
I am using a "Quick Step" Milling Unit as a router on my CNC. The unit is getting very hot and I wondered if anyone would know about lubrication in the gearbox. I have no manual of any kind.
If anyone has knowledge of these units, I would be most grateful for any advice.
|317 forum posts|
As Hemmingway sell, or used to sell these units it may be an idea to contact them.
|Michael Gilligan||21/07/2019 16:39:23|
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That nice chap Stub Mandrel lists four items in 1998, here: **LINK**
I haven't checked, but there may be something there about lubrication.
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(Though interestingly Hemingway now have a complete Quorn kit).
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My QSM gearbox and motor do heat up under prolonged use but not so much as to cause me concern. I only ever use the machine in horizontal mode and I wonder whether you are running yours with the spindle vertical which might well make a difference.
I think the motor is continuous rated but perhaps not for the extended running that CNC may involve.
I have the paperwork that came with it and will check to see if anything is said about overheating.
Edited By ega on 21/07/2019 17:30:19
|Raymond Griffin||22/07/2019 16:02:26|
|46 forum posts|
I attach a copy of the lubrication advice for the Quick Step Mill. I only use mine in the horizontal mode, so cannot comment on vertical use. My motor does become a little warm with extended use. The gearbox runs cool, but I only run mine at slower speeds for milling/drilling work held in the chuck of the lathe. Could be worth ringing Kirk at Hemmingway. I believe that he has used a QSM extensively.
I find the QSM an invaluable addition to my lathe. I purchased my unit new but found that I needed to top up the oil.
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I must check my oil level!
I made a small mod to the belt cover on my unit which allows me to apply a gentle push to the machine when needed (I have to take care not to attempt to lift the machine by the new handle):
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