I would not say that Artemis and XCS are interchangeable.
I have seen two XCS Ergo handles on an Artemis gimbals and had informed both operators that the fit did not appear correct. Also indicated that further damage could occur to the gimbal fork and the Ergo handles spindle. I had asked both ops to contact Sachtler and request technical details or mechanical drawing of the conical shaft, I too contacted a Sachtler rep with no useful details provided on that spindle interface. However I would not provide those technical details, possibly one might consider them trade secrets.
The issue with the fit I see (but more research is needed) is the conical shaft does not have enough contact surface area on the fork and gimbal handles spindle. There are minimum standard requirements. Looking at the two components mated (I have only seen multiple close up photos sent to me) I have come to the conclusion after doing a few calculations off the photos that indeed there is not enough contact area. And the conical hole in the Artemis fork is not deep enough for the XCS Ergo handle to safely operate without possibly damaging the Ergo handle or more likely the gimbal fork. I am not saying the Artemis gimbal fork is not correct for its gimbal and handle design because it is their design.
I am saying based on what I have seen, that until I have either a mechanical drawing of the Sachtler gimbal handle spindle or a drawing showing the details of the conical hole depth and angle on the Atremis fork, I do not recommend an XCS gimbal handle on a Sachtler gimbal. I would also say that this goes for any XCS gimbal handle on another gimbal design if its expected to function correctly other then GPI
I have informed the two operators of this and I don’t have confidence that it is not going to cause damage, or balance issues. If anyone has a gimbal handle shaft from another manufacture in question that they can provide I will gladly take and have it measured for the depth & correct tapper angle. The tapper angle (conical) of the Atremis is also in question. Or Sachtler can tell me what that angle they use and I can give operators a yes or no answer on that part of the issue that is in question.
An operator may say “its feels fine”, but that is completely different then the correct specifications of a design and it ability to balance and failure points in that design.
XCS and Pro tappers are the same and are interchangeable that of course I do know.
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