01 September 2011
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Individual control of multiple carriages on same leadscrew

The SLW range of components for assembly systems from linear expert igus UK comprises a standard drylin W slide which is adjustable via a leadscrew for precise movements.

The latest addition to this range is the SLW Stop-and-Go.

The drylin SLW Stop-and-Go allows multiple carriages to be on the same leadscrew but controlled separately, offering a significant cost saving to customers. To lock the carriage into position the knob is lifted up, this disengages the nut from the leadscrew and the other carriages are still able to move freely. When the knob is released and pushed back into the carriage, the leadscrew nut re-engages.

The slide can be used in a number of industries, such as machine building and automation. The stainless steel system comes with three options of liner – iglidur J for wet environments, iglidur X for high temperatures or iglidur A180 for applications that require FDA approval. It is therefore well-suited to applications in the food and packaging industries.

Meet igus at the FAST Exhibition, 20th October 2011, National Motorcycle Museum Birmingham

Paul Gay

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