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Extrusions

Tech specs for the extrusions in FarmBot Genesis. Visit our shop to purchase parts.

Component
$/Unit
Genesis Qty
Genesis Subtotal
XL Qty
XL Subtotal

$30.00

4

$120.00

8

$240.00

$15.00

2

$30.00

2

$30.00

$35.00

1

$35.00

2

$70.00

$20.00

1

$20.00

1

$20.00

TOTALS

8

$205.00

13

$360.00

Silver is the new black

As of the v1.4 hardware release, all of our aluminum extrusions are silver. This choice was made to help minimize the temperature of the extrusions when they are exposed to direct sunlight. In addition to preventing mild burns from touching a sunbathing FarmBot, keeping the temperature cool also helps control thermal expansion and contraction of the extrusions, which can cause track misalignment issues.

Track Extrusions

Track extrusions are the primary structural component of the tracks sub-assembly. They can be combined end-to-end in order to create longer tracks. The gantry v-wheels roll along the track extrusions, allowing FarmBot to move in the x-direction.

Length

1500mm

Profile

20mm x 40mm V-Slot

Material

6063-T5 Aluminum

Surface Treatment

Clear anodized

Mass

1.103kg

Volume

405.5cm3

Price

$30.00

Genesis Quantity

4

XL Quantity

8

Recommended Supplier

Gantry Columns

The gantry columns are made from aluminum extrusions. They can be scaled to be taller or shorter to satisfy your needs. The two large spaces inside the columns are used to conceal and protect the GT2 timing belts that run along the tracks and up to the gantry pulleys.

Length

500mm

Profile

20mm x 60mm V-Slot

Material

6063-T5 Aluminum

Surface Treatment

Clear anodized

Mass

0.571kg

Volume

209.7cm3

Price

$15.00

Quantity

2

Recommended Supplier

Gantry Main Beam

This aluminum extrusion serves as the gantry's primary structural element. The cross-slide's v-wheels move across this extrusion, allowing FarmBot to move in the y-direction. It is possible to make this extrusion longer or shorter to suit your needs.

Length

1500mm

Profile

20mm x 60mm V-Slot

Material

6063-T5 Aluminum

Surface Treatment

Clear anodized

Mass

1.711kg

Volume

629.2cm3

Price

$35.00

Genesis Quantity

1

XL Quantity

2

Recommended Supplier

Z-Axis Extrusion

This aluminum extrusion allows FarmBot to accurately position the UTM and tools in the z-direction. It slides through the vertically aligned wheels on the front of the cross-slide.

Length

1000mm

Profile

20mm x 20mm V-Slot

Material

6063-T5 Aluminum

Surface Treatment

Clear anodized

Mass

0.417kg

Volume

153.5cm3

Price

$20.00

Quantity

1

Recommended Supplier

Looking for an alternative supplier of extrusions?

Consider purchasing from OpenBuilds, the original designer of these V-slot extrusions: