After seeing this http://www.maslowcnc.com/ It got me thinking about the LowRider.
While the maslow looks promising, the hardware kit will not be available for a while(there is a waiting list) and they are still working on accuracy at the edges and corners. In the center they are getting ± 1/64 but drops to ± 1/16th as you move from the center edges.
The LowRider takes up so much space that is at a premium here. I could build it in a shipping container but that’s still a tight squeeze.
So I have been thinking of issues with tilying it on it side near vertical.
I think the Y and Z axis would be fine. Maybe some tweeking to the Y rollers to keep it aligned.
The X axis is another story. Gravity working for us in one direction and against us in the other. Belts will want to stretch and bigger nema may be necessary.
the stretching belt could be over come by using bicycle chain for the x axis like the maslow. Maybe a pair of nema 23 to drive it.
Anyone have any thoughts?
BTW the lowrider does not come up on google search for 4x8 router at least with several searches I have done. I remember a similar project a few years ago maybe 2014 but have not been able to locate it again.