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Spindle-driven linear axis is just 20mm high

24 October, 2013

At the recent Drinktec exhibition in Germany, the German engineered plastics specialist igus unveiled a spindle-driven linear axis with an installation height of just 20mm and a width of 45mm. It also revealed a spindle linear module that can handle radial loads up to up to 1,000kg and axial loads up to 250kg. Both ranges are targeted at food and drink applications.

The drylin SLT-BB linear axis (above) achieves its compact dimensions by positioning the spindle next to the linear guide system. It weighs only 0.15kg and can be driven manually or by a motor. It offers a maximum rotational speed of 1,000 rpm and a maximum linear speed of 1.5 m/min.

The ball-bearing spindle is available with trapezoidal or steep threads in various gradients. The high capacity, compact size and lubricant-free operation of the axes makes them suitable for automation applications in beverage and food machinery, including vending machines.

The high load-bearing capacity drylin SLW-25120 linear module (above) has a flat and compact design and is easy to install. It is suitable for manual format adjustments or for electrical adjustment. The maintenance-free drive has a torsion-resistant aluminium double-shaft profile, a hard-anodised rail and thermoplastic plain bearings.

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