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Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

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NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

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UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)


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New Generation of drylin Linear Axes for food and beverage applications

New Generation of drylin Linear Axes for food and beverage applications igus, the tribopolymer and plain bearing specialist, introduces the spindle-driven linear axis drylin SLT-BB and spindle linear module drylin SLW-25120. Both models have been specifically developed for machines and equipment used in the Food and Beverage industry, fulfilling specific design requirements concerning installed size and load-bearing capacities.

The high capacity, compact design size and lubricant-free operation of the drylin linear axis SLT-BB makes it ideal for automation applications in food and beverage machinery, including vending machines. A minimum linear axis installation height of 20 mm and an installation width of 45 mm can be achieved thanks to the innovative lateral positioning of the spindle next to the linear guide system. The compact design weighs only 0.15 kg with a manual or motor drive both being possible. Movement can be fast as well as effortless and smooth with 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 thread, additionally a range of different thread gradients is available ex stock. The bearing clearance can be adjusted seamlessly using the complementary drylin T-miniature slide TWE-04-12.

The low-profile and sturdy design of the drylin SLW-25120 make it ideal for demanding positioning tasks. This spindle linear module can transport up to 1,000 kg radial load, and an axial load of up to 250 kg is possible. Despite this high load-bearing capacity, the module has a flat and compact design and is therefore easy and flexible to install. It is suitable for manual format adjustments as well as for electrical adjustment, and is connected to a motor via a flange or coupling. Equipped with a torsion-resistant aluminium double-shaft profile, a hard-anodised rail and thermoplastic high-performance plain bearings, this linear module achieves high stability and a maintenance-free drive.

Since all of the bearing points of the drylin products are lubricant-free and dry running, they do not attract dirt and debris. Their maintenance-free operation significantly lowers operating costs.

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