Amacoil (Aston, PA) has introduced a linear bearing slide load carrier to enhance the load carrying efficiency of Uhing traverse drives and to prevent them from slipping. The load carrier protects the rolling ring bearings from undue wear by assuring that weight and radial forces are not transmitted to the shaft-bearing interface. Supported by end supports and guide rails, and riding on linear bearings, the load carrier accepts the full force of any payload attached to the Uhing traverse. Two yokes extend down from the load carrier. The traverse pushes against the yokes to move the load linearly. The yokes are not screwed or bolted to the traverse, so no forces are placed on the traverse other than the lateral resistance to movement of the load carrier.
Three styles of load carriers are available to accommodate varying payload styles and weights. The standard model SLS and the model L2 for heavy-duty loads mount on top of the Uhing drive. A third model, the L4, mounts to the back of the Uhing drive and features a load-supporting surface that extends above the top of the drive by 1.0 – 2.0 mm.
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