A newly designed “Versatile Mount” has been engineered to provide industry with a highly flexible, easily changeable mount for a wide range of positioning applications. This mount was designed to be very compact in size (product envelop of 1 3/” ‘x 2″ x 2″ in collapsed position) yet still be capable in supporting substantial weights when secured in the desired positions. The rugged design was developed for industrial and commercial applications.
The mount provides a high degree of flexibility thru its ball-in-socket design (up to a 45 degree conical basis) allowing a wide range of rotational orientation at either mounting block. In addition, the mount can freely rotate 360 degrees and slide out on shafts to an extended position or be retracted in for tight fitting mounting application by loosening a single knob that locks both shafts. Wither mounting block can be secured by attaching it to the fixed structure or the adjustable component with two bolts. After the component is positioned into the desired orientation it can be locked in place by tightening the locking screws and knob.
The new mount can be used wherever there is a need to have a highly conformable mount between fixed structure and a component on the other end that needs to be positioned quickly, reliably and securely. Some common applications could be but would not be limited to the following: 1) Work piece placement 2) Individual Ergonomic set-up 3) Test equipment positioning 4) Marking machine orientation 5) Vision equipment location.
The new “Versatile Mount” can be further adapted for extended lengths by extending the supporting shafts or by adding additional ball-in-socket joints for greater degrees of freedom.
Filed Under: Factory automation, Automation components, Machine tool industry + subtractive manufacturing