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Linear Unit for Format Adjustments
March 2008
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The supplier, a developer of plastic cable carriers, bearings, and continuous-flex cables, offers a new maintenance-free linear unit for format adjustments. DryLin EasyTube can be used for adjustment tasks up to 33 lb in vertical applications or 110 lb when installed horizontally. The system is temperature resistant up to 176°F (80°C) and has the option of a corrosion-free stainless-steel leadscrew. The unit is a lubrication-free, compact, lightweight system consisting of just six individual parts: a leadscrew, tube, two clamping rings, an attachment flange, and slide block. The tube guides the slide block and is available either in anodized aluminum or stainless steel. The trapezoidal leadscrew and nut are integrated into the tube so they are protected against external influences. With this compact, single-tube system, any applied moment is supported by the tube, and therefore, a second guide shaft is not required. The slide block, moment support, and leadscrew nut are made from a single molding of the polymer iglide P, which was developed by the supplier. This material is characterized by high wear resistance, low friction, and minimal moisture absorption.

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