If you operate (or know of) a site dedicated to resale of machine components, please contact me at funkychateau at yahoo dot com. Don't use the "reply" option in this posting, it's a spam-blocker.
I'm looking for some recommended alternatives to "Ebay", ie I'm seeking a site (auction or otherwise) more or less dedicated to buying and selling motion components and assemblies. I seem to have more of the following components in my own excess inventory than are offered in Ebay's "linear motion" category, and I'd totally flood the Ebay market if I tossed half of this stuff on auction at the same time:
- Thomson linear ball-bearing pillow blocks, sizes 12 closed, 16 open, 16 closed
- Thomson steel rods, sizes 12 and 16, post- and bottom-mounting
- Various mounts and supports for the above rods
- THK series 35 linear rails and ball-bearing slides
- Bosch/Star series 25 linear rails and ball-bearing slides
- Complete Reid-Ashman linear-motion assemblies, length 4' to 6', built of Thomson components on box-section steel bases, with thick 6061 carriage plates. Weight about 250 lbs.
- Reid-Ashman linear-motion assemblies similar to above, but with pre-installed lead screws and other motion hardware. Have both manual (right-angle "boston gear") and power/manual ("boston gear" plus reversible clutched overrunning gear motor) with all control electronics. 115 VAC. Weight about 300 lbs.
- Reid-Ashman two- and three-axis positioning tables. These are also built of mostly Thomson components. Upper plates (mounting surfaces) are probably about 18 to 24 inches on a side, one inch thick. Have locking levers in each dimension. Steel bases have both rollers for limited relocation, and threaded/adjustable/swivel support/leveling feet. Weight probably in excess of 500 lbs (two men can lift one side a few inches off the floor). These also have openings for forklift tines (probably the best way to actually move one).
- Not linear motion, but I also have a couple of heavy Reid-Ashman reversible power-servo rotary-wheel gizmos that were removed from a couple of the linear tables. These have roller-bearing heads originally intended to support/rotate a heavy load cantilevered out a couple of feet. WIth handheld corded controls and all electronics. Scale on rotating head labeled to 1/4 degree. Adjustable limit switches. 115 VAC.
Thanks for any leads anyone may have!