Locking Bushings provide positioning on sliding shafts.

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ETP-Octopus(TM) hydraulic shaft-locking bushings offer uniform and repeatable locking pressure, and can be set up for frequent locking/unlocking of linear slides from remote switching locations. Bushings are corrosion resistant with either bronze or steel sleeve bores. They are available in 3 models with pressure ranges to 6500 psi. Model C is available with bore sizes from 30 to 100 mm; Models O and F offer bore sizes from 10 to 100 mm.



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New ETP-Octopus(TM) Hydraulic Shaft Locking Bushings Available From Zero-Max Provide Fast And Accurate Positioning On Sliding Shafts In Automated Systems



Plymouth, Minnesota: The new model ETP-Octopus(TM) hydraulic shaft locking bushings are ideal for simultaneous, quick locking and accurate positioning of sliding shafts and components in automated systems such as machine tools, extruders and packaging systems.

By providing uniform and repeatable locking pressure, these ETP-Octopus bushings can be set up for fast and frequent locking/unlocking of linear slides or similar motion devices at one position or series of positions from a remote switching location. Ruggedly designed for long operation, these ETP-Octopus bushings are corrosion resistant with either bronze or steel sleeve bores for smooth, long-life operation.

The ETP-Octopus is designed as a better alternative to most shaft locking devices. Its unique hydraulic locking design and positioning flexibility make it superior to other locking
mechanisms where torque transmission with no axial movement of the shaft mounted components is required.

Additional ETP-Octopus benefits include: compact design for tight mounting; longer traveling distances; excellent runout; frequent locking/unlocking; and wide temperature variations.

Available in three models with pressure ranges to 6500 psi:

Model C with bores from 30mm to l00mm and where transmitted torque and axial force and a torsional stiff design are required.

Model O with bores from 10mm to 100mm and where transmitted axial force, corrosion resistance and longer travel distances are required.

Model F with bores from 10mm to 100mm and where transmitted torque and axial forces are required for longer travel distances. Corrosion resistant.

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