Assembling the frame

In the next steps you will put all the panels together and assemble the cube shaped frame. While assembling the frame, be careful not to put any force on the panels because they are weak in this configuration. However, when the frame is finished the structure is very strong.

Parts needed

Parts needed

First four panels

To assemble the frame, perform the following actions:

  1. Place the back panel on the table. Make sure the markings are facing towards you.
  2. Put the top panel, with the markings downwards, into the back panel.
  3. Put the bottom panel, with the markings downwards, into the back panel.
  4. Put the front panel in the top and the bottom panel.

    Note: Make sure that the wires of the limit switches are not in between the panels when you place them.

  5. Loosely secure the four panels with thirteen M3x16 bolts and thirteen hex nuts. You can fully tighten the bolts when the frame is complete.

Placing the top panel
Placing the bottom panel
Placing the top and bottom panel
Placing the front panel
Securing the bolts
Placing the top panel and securing the bolts

Cable ducts

Before adding the right and left panel you will place the cable ducts. These keep the motor and limit switch wires out of the way for safety reasons.

Right side

  1. Put the frame on its left side.
  2. Place a short cable duct on the right side of the back panel.
  3. Fold the short cable duct.
  4. Place a small piece of tape on the cable duct to keep it folded. Make sure the tape will not get stuck between the panels so it can be removed easily later.
  5. Place the right panel.
  6. Loosely secure the right panel with twelve M3x16 bolts and twelve hex nuts.

Cable duct
Cable duct
Placing one of the short cable ducts
Cable duct
Right panel
Attaching the cable duct and right panel

Right panel
Securing the right panel

Left side

  1. Turn the frame over and put it on its right side.
  2. Place the second short cable duct on the left side of the panel, fold it and tape it like steps 3 and 4 of the right side.
  3. Place a long cable duct on the left side of the front panel, fold and tape it like the other cable ducts.
  4. Place the left panel.
  5. Loosely secure the left panel with twelve M3x16 bolts and twelve hex nuts.
  6. Remove the pieces of tape you attached in the previous steps.
  7. Put the frame upright and now tighten all the bolts (front, back, left and right side) completely.

Cable duct
Cable duct
Placing the second short cable duct

Long cable duct
Long cable duct
Placing the long cable duct at the front side

Left panel
Placing the left panel

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