Bosch Rexroth’s (www.boschrexroth-us.com) latest linear motion system seamlessly combines a relatively low traveling mass with fast belt drive to allow for higher dynamics across longer distances in feed units.
Fixed at both ends of the body, the Omega Module’s belt drive is looped around the drive shaft in the shape of the Greek letter “O”. This kind of configuration makes the module highly dynamic as it significantly reduces the module’s mass. Guiding the table part in the ball rail system allows the module to deliver a high level of rigidity for precise movements.
With the stationary drive, the linear system can not only be used as a vertical axis, it can also be set up by the user in any position. A pneumatic clamp keeps the position at standstill while clamping hanging loads.
Its single axis system features electrical and mechanical interfaces that fit with the company’s modular EasyHandling system. In addition, the Easy-2-Combine form-fit connection method of the system also allows for faster assembly while reducing time spent in up-front engineering.
Available in three sizes, the Omega Module linear motion system can handle a wide variety of performance requirements. Customers can select from main frame widths of 55 mm, 85 mm or 120 mm and specify their desired lengths up to 5,500 mm. Several carriages that have their own drive can be operated independently of each other. The mechanics are specifically developed to deliver up to 154 Nm of torque for the largest size.
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