Press Release Summary:
Eliminating drag and wear associated with high pre-load forces, VHD Series uses Axial Take-Up Mechanism, creating stiff spacer, which continually expands to accommodate wear that occurs during use. Leads are available from .050-3.6 in. with lengths up to 160 in. Self-lubricating, anti-backlash assemblies are 303 stainless steel, with custom KerkoteÂ® TFE extended life coating optional. They are available cut-to-length or with screws machined to user requirements.
Original Press Release:
Kerk Offers VHD Series for High Load Motion Control Applications
Ideal for OEMs in a Variety of Industries
Kerk Motion Products, one of the world's premier manufacturers of non-ball lead screws, offers its VHD series, ideal for eliminating drag and wear associated with high pre-load forces. The Kerk VHD Series anti-backlash assembly provides the maximum load-carrying capability and the highest axial and radial stiffness of any Kerk nut assembly.
Designed for smooth, quiet operation and long life, the VHD assembly provides low drag torque by making use of the patented Kerk AXIAL TAKE-UP MECHANISM, creating a stiff spacer which will continually expand to accommodate the wear which occurs during use.
The self-lubricating Kerk VHD Series is also instrumental in combating environmental and noise reduction challenges, as encountered in the packaging industry. Since airborne paper dust is regularly generated in the cartoning and case packing area, almost everything eventually gets covered in a light layer of dust. However, the VHD screw does not require grease to operate, and therefore reduces noise and dust in the workplace.
Accuracy, reliability, and load rating make the Kerk VHD Series a popular replacement for ball screws. Available leads from 1.27mm/.050" to 92mm/3.6" and lengths up to 4m/160" cover a range unmatched by ball screws. VHD Series Screws are 303 stainless steel, with Kerk's custom Kerkote® TFE extended life coating optional. Assemblies are available cut-to-length or with screws machined to your requirements.
About Kerk Motion Products
Established in 1976, Kerk Motion Products, Inc. is one of the world's largest exclusive manufacturers of non-ball lead screws. The company, headquartered in Hollis, NH, develops internationally patented, anti-backlash designs and materials that provide high accuracy, unsurpassed repeatability, and long life in a full range of motion control applications. The company's production facilities include its own injection molding and moldmaking, CNC machine tools, and a quality control department utilizing real-time SPC. For more information about Kerk Motion Products and its lines of lead screws, screw rails, and linear rails, contact Kerk Motion Products, Inc., 1 Kerk Drive, Hollis, NH 03049; Call 603-465-7227; Fax 603-465-3598. More information is available at www.kerkmotion.com.