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igus system provides individual control of multiple carriages on same leadscrew

13 September 2011

The new drylin SLW Stop-and-Go from igus UK allows multiple carriages to be on the same leadscrew but controlled separately, offering a significant cost saving. To lock the carriage into position the knob is lifted up, which disengages the nut from the leadscrew while allowing the other carriages to move freely. When the knob is released and pushed back into the carriage, the leadscrew nut re-engages.

The SLW range is available in anodised aluminium or stainless steel, and has high torsional stability as well as being flat, compact and completely supported. SLW systems can be mounted for movement in both the x- and y-axis, this is known as the SLW cross slide. Again, these systems are adjusted using a trapezoidal thread and, as with all igus drylin systems, are 100% lubricant free and corrosion resistant.
The drylin SLW can be used in a number of industries, such as machine building and automation. Additionally, the stainless steel system, which comes with 3 options of liner – iglidur J for wet environments, iglidur X for high temperatures or iglidur A180 for applications that require FDA approval – is well-suited to applications in the food and packaging industries.

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