I need to get some advice on how to "park" a bed mill that is not under power so that it can be transported long distance in a container.
I would like the spindle nose to rest on a block of wood on the table to protect the ball screws and also to reduce the height so that it can fit into a container for sea freight.
Can the head be lowered manually if you can access the ball screw and turn it by hand?
Do they normally have a brake fitted to the z axis?
Is there a better way of doing this?
Any suggestions much appreciated.