In many applications, including aerospace, it is critical that components do not move in a predictable manner. The RLSS Series Rod Locks hold precisely with low backlash for linear motion control applications where high accuracy is required. The spring-engaged, air-released seriesâ€šÃ¢â‚¬â€available in an array of standard and custom sizesâ€šÃ¢â‚¬â€features a wide clamping surface to ensure high holding forces even during power/pressure loss, providing reliable precision gripping of up to 5,026 lb, depending on the model.
The rod locks ensure accurate positioning and holding while other operations are performed. The rugged units use numerous ball bearings to transfer the spring force onto the clamping collar, resulting in large clamping areas for a uniform force to the contact area on every engagement. This configuration allows the lock to engage without any rod displacement.
Additionally, a cam operated manual release feature mechanically disengages the rod lock with no special tools neededâ€šÃ¢â‚¬â€just a simple turn of a hex screw using a standard wrench. The default-to-lock function springs back to the engaged position when released.
Available in ISO and NFPA sizes, they are IP67 rated and withstand harsh industrial environments, including washdown applications. Flexible, they accept most standard accessories.
Nexen Group Inc.
Filed Under: Aerospace + defense, Linear motion • slides, Motion control • motor controls