Rod Lock clamps and holds cylinder rods and shafts.

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Static Rod Lock linear motion control device is offered in stand-alone and ISO/NFPA cylinder mounted versions. Spring engaged, air released rod lock functions as holding mechanism on pneumatic cylinders, and as guide rod. Applications include holding high accuracy work or general purpose duty in industries such as machine tool, packaging, food processing, material handling, printing, semi-conductor, robotics, and injection molding.



Original Press Release:


Nexen Introduces Static Rod Lock


Vadnais Heights, Minn. - June 7, 2004 Nexen Group, Inc., today announced their new linear motion control device, the Static Rod Lock. This spring engaged, air released rod lock is designed to
clamp and hold cylinder rods and shafts up to 32.0 mm (1.375 in.). Nexen's Rod Locks function as holding mechanisms on pneumatic cylinders, and guide rods.

Key features and benefits of the Rod Lock include:

- Stand alone and ISO or NFPA cylinder mounted

- Extremely low backlash, 0.000 - 0.003 in.

- High clamping force

- Accurate holding precision

- Holds critical loads in the "Z" (vertical) axis

- Fits air cylinder rod diameters 16, 20, 25, 32 mm and 0.625, 1.000, 1.375 in.

- Small air chamber/low air consumption

- Spring engaged/60 psi air released

- Blue anodized finish

- IP67 rated for washdown

- Large clamp-to-rod surface area

- Rated for more than 3,000,000 cycles

Nexen's Rod Locks are ideal for holding high accuracy work or general purpose duty in such industries as machine tool, packaging, food processing, material handling, printing, semi-conductor, robotics, and injection molding.

Nexen is a leading manufacturer of brakes, clutches, servo motor and linear motion brakes, torque limiters, overload protection devices, and web tension control systems for a variety of industrial applications ranging from motion control and robotics to packaging and material handling. With headquarters in Vadnais Heights, Minn., Nexen has more than 40 worldwide sales offices and more than 1,500 worldwide distributor sales outlets. For more information on Nexen's line of motion control products, contact:

Bobbi J. Jensen

Marketing Communications

560 Oak Grove Parkway

Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

651/286-1054
www.nexengroup.com

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