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Pitch Adjustment Option for Linear Drive Enhances Accuracy and Linear Speed Control

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 5:12pm
MDT Staff


Amacoil/Uhing has introduced a new option for Uhing RG linear drives which enables extremely fine adjustment to the linear pitch of the drive unit. Medical equipment designers will find that the new control knob option permits pitch adjustment while the drive is moving without changing motor speed. Nor is there any need for gear reduction. The pitch adjustment option enhances both positioning accuracy of the drive unit and control over linear speed in linear motion applications.

The standard linear pitch adjustment control on the Uhing RG drive is a lever which is manually moved to a notched setting on a scale. Each notch increases or decreases pitch by 0.01. There are 100 discrete notched settings on the scale which enable a 10:1 turndown of the linear pitch of the drive unit. For example, if the drive is set up with a maximum pitch of 0.25 inches, the operator may use the pitch control lever to turn down the pitch to 0.02 inches.

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