Product Releases

Mechanically Controlled Linear Drive

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:00am

Aston, PA Amacoil/Uhing has announced a linear speed control option for Model RG rolling ring linear drives. Normally, the drive moves on a driven shaft with linear speed being adjustable via a pitch control lever located on the drive unit. Now, for applications that do not require variable speed, the new option lets users fix a specific linear travel speed in one or both directions of travel. The fixed travel speed is achieved using set screws which Amacoil inserts into the drive housing. No adjustments to motor speed or controls are necessary. The Uhing drive unit runs on a smooth shaft. There are no threads where dirt and debris can collect which minimizes the chances of jamming or clogging. Amacoil designs and builds linear or traverse drive assemblies for a wide range of positioning and reciprocating motion applications. Uhing drive units provide from seven to eight hundred pounds of axial thrust. Travel spans range from a few inches to several feet. Linear movement is backlash-free. 

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