Vertical Travel Positioner features rack and pinion mechanism.
March 31, 2011 -
Model ZKB20 Z-Axis Simplified Adjustment Unit is used to make up-and-down height adjustments in various positioning devices to prevent misalignment due to shaft rotation. Rack and pinion feed mechanism allows adjustments via rotation of handle. Available in various lengths to accommodate travel distances ranging from 70-170 mm, rugged, scaled post, vertical travel positioning system is constructed of stainless steel, aluminum alloy, and carbon steel.
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MISUMI's Z Axis Simplified Adjustment Units Feature Rack and Pinion Mechanism for Easy Alignment and Quick Adjustments
The long-stroke, scaled post adjustment units clamp securely to prevent misalignment due to shaft rotation - they provide an economical choice for less demanding positioning and adjustment of jig fixtures and other devices.
(Schaumburg, IL) MISUMI USA, Inc., a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation, part of MISUMI Group, Inc. (TOKYO: 9962), has announced the addition of a new Z Axis Simplified Adjustment Unit to its diverse selection of Simplified Adjustment Units designed for use in a variety of industrial applications.
The MISUMI Z Axis Simplified Adjustment Unit (Part Number ZKB20) is a long-stroke, scaled post, vertical travel positioning device commonly used in manufacturing and assembly plants to make up-and-down height adjustments as needed in positioning devices such as jig fixtures, cameras, sensors, spray nozzles and the like. The units can also be used for slotted hole adjustments and setup changes.
The new Z Axis Simplified Adjustment units provide secure clamping to prevent shaft rotation, and they feature an easy to read scaled post, and a rack and pinion feed mechanism that allows for fast, easy adjustments with a simple rotation of the handle. The result is more accurate alignment during setup and improved stability in maintaining the proper position during operation.
Available in various lengths to accommodate travel distances ranging from 70mm to 170mm, the Z Axis Simplified Adjustment Units are ruggedly constructed to withstand repetitive long-term use. The post material is 304 Stainless Steel. The block is made of 6063 Aluminum Alloy with a clear anodized finish and the handle is 5067 Aluminum Alloy. The rack and pinion gears are formed of 1045 Carbon Steel.
Brackets for the ZKB20 Z Axis Scaled Post Simplified Adjustment Units are sold separately so that users can select bracket types that fit each installation surface (e.g., tabletop mounts, wall mounts).
In addition to the new Z Axis Unit, MISUMI offers a comprehensive family of Simplified Adjustment Units, designed for manual adjustment in less demanding positioning applications. The simplified units provide an economical alternative to building or purchasing the more complex and costly precision stages often required in automated positioning applications. The MISUMI line includes Feed Screw, Push Screw and Rack & Pinion feed mechanisms, and the products are offered in a variety of axis styles.
For more information about MISUMI's new Z Axis Rack & Pinion Simplified Adjustment Unit, as well as the company's entire product line, visit http://us.misumi-ec.com.
About MISUMI USA, Inc.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, MISUMI USA, Inc. was established in 1988 as a Subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation, a part of the MISUMI Group (TOKYO: 9962). MISUMI USA, Inc. is a leading supplier of fixed and configurable components such as leader pins, single-axis actuators, linear shafts, slotted keys, aluminum extrusions, parting locks, linear guides, XY stages and other components for factory automation, plastic mold and press die industries. For a complete list of available components, please visit http://us.misumi-ec.com.