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Linear technology

Axial clearance

Zoe Moser | 5. November 2020

How exactly is axial clearance defined? What must we watch out for? And what possibilities does igus offer for reducing axial clearance? The axial clearance is used to describe the lost motion, i.e. the “dead travel” on the lead screw, or in other words the gap between the lead screw and the lead screw nut.

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About lane adjustment and where it is used

Adriana Glazer | 27. October 2020

There are large and small packages, narrow and wide bottles, round or square products and in order to pack or guide all these products quickly, there are so-called lane adjustments also called multi-lane adjustment systems. Where is lane adjustment used? Lane adjustment from igus enables the adjustment of several conveyor belt tracks without replacing heavy […]

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Lead screws – terms and definitions

Zoe Moser | 16. October 2020

The most important terms and designations concerning lead screws. How do I actually recognise the core diameter? And what exactly is the pitch diameter? We have summarised the basic terms and designations on the subject of lead screws simply and clearly

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Thread direction

Zoe Moser | 9. October 2020

What is the difference between left-hand and right-hand threads? How can I recognise the thread direction even without a test? The thread rotation direction right or left can be easily determined with a visual inspection. If you look at the lead screw from the front, you can best see the difference between left-hand and right-hand threads.

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igus at the D-Expo Metal

Volker Beissel | 7. October 2020

Virtual trade shows have become the new norm for us since April. Besides our own permanent exhibition in Cologne KMI (Köln Messe igus), we also take part in other exhibitions. The most recent event for the machine tool industry was D-Expo Metall (https://www.hanser-tagungen.de/en/d-expo-kunststoff). Within this framework, I was able to present exclusively some of our […]

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