Ordering EasyLock shaft collars isn't as simple as it should be. And it's not my fault, folks. Rather than use this post to point fingers (at the manufacturer) I'll just cut to the chase in hopes of making it easier for Amacoil customers to order these unique items.
Shaft collar for high speed converting & winding applications – new design assures collars won’t jam on shaft
Easylock™ shaft collars, from Amacoil/Uhing, install quickly without special tools to provide non-slip holding of tools and reels on smooth, case hardened (Rockwell > 55) shafts. A new option – Easylock positive release – assures the collars won’t become jammed on shafts.
The Precision Motion Drive System is a Model RG rolling ring linear drive integrated with a motion controller for precision linear motion applications. The Precision Motion Drive is fully programmable and meets application requirements for precision winding/spooling, pick-and-place machines, X-Y coordinate tool movement, metrology equipment and other machinery providing fast, accurate positioning and reciprocating linear motion.
Amacoil/Uhing has expanded its line of model RS traverse winding drives with the new RS8 drive. The new unit runs on an 8mm diameter case hardened and ground smooth shaft and is designed for electronically controlled winding systems. The RS8 nut is the smallest drive in the RS line, yet it provides the same axial thrust (100 Newtons/23 pounds) as the next larger size traverse. For level winding wire and other materials under high tension, the small size of the RS8 conserves space without loss of side thrust capacity.
All Uhing Model RG linear drives now feature a manual pitch control which permits a 10:1 adjustment of the linear pitch of the drive unit. Each of seventeen Model RG drive units has a specific maximum linear pitch. This is the linear distance the drive will move on the shaft per one revolution of the shaft. The pitch control lets users turn the pitch down in 0.01 increments across one hundred discrete settings. For example the model RG30 drive has a maximum pitch of 26.0 mm (1.02 inches) and may be turned down to 2.6 mm (0.10 inches). In applications where it is desirable or necessary to keep the drive motor running at a constant speed, the adjustable pitch feature enables a variable speed drive system without requiring changes or adjustments to the drive motor speed.
Redesigned spool flange sensing system for winding traverse expands functionality and simplifies operation
The FA-II system saves time by eliminating the need for an operator to adjust the reversal stops on the Uhing traverse. During spool changeovers, it is often the case that a new spool is not placed on the mandrel in the exact same position as the spool being replaced. Normally this means that a worker must readjust the end stops on the traverse to make sure the traverse reverses at the correct points. The FA-II eliminates this step saving time and enabling operators to manage more winding stations which helps boost production.
As an alternative to the standard manually adjustable end stops on Amacoil-Uhing traverse drives, an option is now available for fine adjustment of traverse travel distance.
Changing travel length of a Uhing traverse drive assembly is usually a simple matter of moving the end stops. But sometimes this simple adjustment can cause problems. Here's how to avoid the problems and make sure your Uhing traverse works like a charm.