This is the Heavy-Duty Z, or HDZ, a premium Heavy Duty Z/X axis for your Shapeoko 3 only. The HDZ is precision-milled and designed to replace your existing X/Z carriage. It is a significant upgrade that offers additional rigidity, EZ-Tram, and zero loss of Z clearance.
Designed around a ball screw and linear rails, the HDZ will allow your Z to move with ease, even with a weighty spindle.
Includes inductive proximity switches and mounts for X, Y, and Z.
Fully supported by Carbide 3D and Carbide Motion
This kit comes pre-assembled, 95% ready to fit. The only hardware that will come from your existing setup is the spindle mount and limit switches. GRBL changes are handled by Carbide Motion.
NOTE: This upgrade requires a change to the included proximity homing switches so only machines with the Carbide Motion PCB version 2.4d or higher are supported. If your Shapeoko 3 is newer than Feb 2017, it probably has a supported PCB. If you have an older machine, or you're not sure what board you have, get in touch and we'll help out.
If you have an enclosure around your machine, you'll need approximately 270mm of clearance from the top of your X rail.