The smaller spindle pitch does it!

by donpedro

SA spindle booms have been a proven component in the Afag product range for many years. However, they reach their limits in joining operations or press-fitting processes with greater force requirements. Specifically for such cases, the handling specialist is now expanding its range to include the new “Force Line” (FL) series of SA spindle booms that are significantly stronger than the standard components with the same module geometry. This is achieved by a smaller spindle pitch (between four and ten millimeters) that gives the FL booms more power. Peak forces up to 600 Newtons and the handling of payloads weighing up to 16 kilograms are possible. This allows the user to have more options and flexibility in axis design, suitable for the respective application.

The FL booms are available for spindle diameters of eight, ten and twelve millimeters, with variable stroke lengths from 50 to 300 millimeters. The components of the FL series allow the user powerful and very precise feed movements with a repeat accuracy of ± 0.01 millimeters. They can also be combined with the new KE-200 and KE-1000 force measuring units. These can be attached to the spindle axes without an intermediate plate, and allow reliable force control and high accuracy, even with changing loads during the cycle.

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