Aston, PA - Amacoil/Uhing has expanded its line of Model RS rolling ring linear drive nuts with the new RS8 drive. The new unit runs on an 8mm diameter case hardened and ground, smooth shaft and supports space-saving machine design trends toward smaller components. Currently being used in small axis optical metrology machines, the RS8 nut is the smallest drive in the RS line, yet it provides the same axial thrust (100 Newtons) as the next larger size drive unit. This permits a slightly smaller overall design envelope without loss of thrust capacity. The RS8 linear drive runs on a smooth shaft. There are no threads where debris may be trapped and cause clogs or jams. This provides built-in overload protection because if the system is somehow overloaded, the nut will slip and not jam. Drive system components are thereby protected from possible damage that may result from the churning and grinding that sometimes occurs with linear drive devices. The result is less downtime required for cleaning threads and making repairs and this facilitates more consistent production rates.
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