Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 1999 – #16

By Plant Engineering Staff September 1, 1999

Inserts remove play

Problem : Setscrews do not compensate for uneven wear on items such as machine ways.

Solution : For a temporary fix until ways can be refinished, remove the setscrews and replace them with screws drilled to receive nylon rod inserts. The rods should fit loosely in the holes with only a slight projection. The inserts take up play in worn areas while yielding in unworn areas.

Contributor : Douglas Bett, Ricoh Electronics, Inc., Irvine, CA

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