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How to measure the gap between the slideway and spine on a SteelTrak

Before you start

Before starting any work, check that the machine is firmly fixed to the wall or freestanding leg and that you have the following equipment:

Piece of aluminium composite panel, e.g. Dibond – approximately A4 sized
Sharp hand knife

First cut your aluminium composite panel to size

Using a piece of aluminium composite panel, e.g Dibond, cut out the ‘L’ shape to the rough dimensions, as shown.

Cut down the dotted line

Carefully with a hand knife, cut down the dotted line to break the aluminium skin and bend the aluminium composite panel, e.g Dibond, as shown.



Clamp the aluminium composite panel in position

With the cutting head at the bottom of the machine,  clamp the aluminium composite panel behind the twin wheel cutter,  as shown. Position the board so there is a small 2mm (1/16”) gap between the edge of the panel and the ‘spine’ of the machine, shown by the red arrow.

Slide the cutting head

Slide the cutting head the full length of the machine and inspect/measure the gap at intervals along it. Record the measurements from the bottom to the top.


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