Leadscrews

TR8*4 Acme Leadscrews are the standard for the “ZL” versions of the Railcore. Combined with a 0.9 stepper these give you 0.01mm full steps. The difficulty lies in getting good, straight leadscrews as most sources for them are pretty hit and miss on quality.

TR82 leadscrews can be substituted, and are available from www.zyltech.com - they also offer delrin anti-backlash nuts. (Note, the yokes use a 16mm spacing, be sure to get the correct leadscrew nuts) These leadscrews have so far been of higher tolerances and straighter than most sources of TR84. If using TR8*2 leadscrews with 0.9 steppers you get a 0.005 full step. You’ll need to change your steps/mm for your Z axis, and it may possibly limit your Z travel speeds. Use the table below to validate your stepper / leadscrew config, and your settings for steps/mm in config.g

The kits combine a TR8*2 leadscrew with a 1.8 stepper, giving the same step height and steps/mm as the default in the BOM

  Full Steps (minimum Z layer height increment)  
  0.9 Degree 1.8 Degree
TR8*8 0.02mm 0.04mm
TR8*4 0.01mm 0.02mm
TR8*2 0.005mm 0.01mm
Steps/mm for 16x (Set in M92 in config.g)    
  0.9 Degree 1.8 Degree
TR8*2 3200 1600
TR8*4 1600 800
TR8*8 800 400