Ballscrew Backlash

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JPac
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Hardware/Software: Denford Novamill with LinuxCNC

Ballscrew Backlash

Post by JPac » Fri 16 Nov , 2018 17:08 pm

Hi all. I have measured backlash of 0.12mm on the X, all of this seems to be on the ballscrew/nut interface. This seems rather excessive..... Y and Z are around .05. My machine is from Jan 2000, and has a single ball nut on X.
Questions:
Am I right that there's no adjustment possible with the ball nut?
Is it possible to fit a new 1605 double ball nut without also replacing the screw?
Thanks

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