When shipping your milling machine, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure it arrives at its destination safely.
Note: If you’re shipping an milling machine to Bantam Tools for repair, typically we prefer that you ship the milling machine only. Unless we request otherwise, please do not ship windows, cables, wrenches, or tools, collet, collet nut, or alignment bracket.
For shipping purposes, the shipping boxes are 16 in x 16 in x 18 in with a packed weight of 25 pounds.
Before disconnecting the milling machine from your computer to pack it up, use the arrow buttons in software to move the carriages into packing position (make sure to remove the tool first):
- Move the X-carriage all the way to the right
- Move the Y-carriage all the way forward
- Move the Z-carriage all the way down
- Turn off the machine and push the carriages the last little bit until they can’t move any further
Follow these steps to prepare and pack the milling machine for shipping:
Ensure that the milling machine is clean and free of all tools, accessories, and debris. Accessories can be safely shipped in the Accessory Kit box.
Remove the collet and collet nut.
If shipping with the milling machine’s windows in place, tape the bottom of each window to the frame to ensure they don’t fall out during shipping. If possible, use removable cellophane or masking tape.
Press in the Emergency-Stop button.
Secure the x, y, and z carriages with the carriage locks included with the milling machine.
If you don’t have the carriage locks, you can cut pieces of cardboard and insert them in the positions you see here. Carriage locks are critical in keeping the milling machine safe during shipping. Please email if if you need to choose this option.
Orient the milling machine box with its handles to the sides. Place the bottom foam insert into the box with the large milling machine cutout facing up. The cutout for the milling machine’s y motor should be on the backside of the box, and the cutout for the the Emergency-Stop button should be on the front right. (Note: The top and bottom foam inserts look very similar. If the motor and Emergency-Stop cutouts are incorrectly oriented, you may need to swap the inserts.)
Place the milling machine in the box, facing forward. It should easily slide into the foam insert.
Place the second foam insert on top of the milling machine, with the four squares facing up.
Place the cardboard tray on top of the milling machine and foam.
Place the Accessory Kit and Power Supply boxes in the tray. Even if empty, these boxes must be in place to keep the milling machine from shaking around inside the box.
Securely tape the box with plastic or kraft shipping tape. Do not use duct or masking tape.
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