I have an AR8 PRO and no problems with and want to keep it that way :-) I'm moving from North GA to Sarasota FL in a few months. I need input on how to move the CNC machine. The packing material is long gone. So I need to insure it is packed securely and how to get it there. I would think a freight shipper but I'm clueless. Any advice appreciated. TIA
If you are using a standard box truck, U-Haul etc...then just park then you should be fine packing this the same as we would when trailering one of our demo machines to a train show...
In which, you will park the gantry wherever you like and lower the spindle down so that its riding on a small cardboard box, foam block etc. (just something to support the weight).
*I prefer to park the gantry at one of the two ends of the table...freeing up the rest of the table to allow you top stack other things on the table.
The toolbox can stay where it is on the stand if its been locked in place. We generally pack some foam around the control box to keep it from rattling around. Lock the tool-box etc.
*Personally I have found that a good double sided tape is handy under the toolbox brackets and corners of the tool-box
The stand and machine can be moved as a hole unit if desired...just be sure to strap it in place. When doing so, do not place the electrical connectors of the machine against the wall (to prevent damage). Packing blankets between the machine and wall etc...
In addition, the leveling feet can be ran done to help prevent movement.