RK Rose+Krieger has added a fully corrosion-protected version in the common size 80 to its series of toothed belt-driven linear axes of the RK MonoLine type especially for automation solutions in areas of application where condensation and dripping water form due to the ambient or production conditions.
The compact linear units of the RK MonoLine series from RK Rose+Krieger convince with high power density and very good price-performance ratio. Specially designed for highly dynamic, repeatable pick-and-place, palletizing and loading/unloading operations in the medium load segment, they combine high rigidity with smooth running behavior, a repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm and a maximum acceleration of 20 m/s².
Comprehensive protection against corrosion
For the new corrosion-protected RK MonoLine Z80, RK Rose+Krieger not only replaced all parts that are made of steel in the standard version with stainless steel components. Corrosion-resistant material was also selected for the toothed belt: in the corrosion-protected axle variant, it is made of polyurethane with stainless steel cord (HTD 8M RF LL ). In addition, prefabricated drain holes are provided for vertical use of the axle in the timing belt deflection, which can be opened by the customer if necessary to allow condensation water to drain off. Typical applications of the corrosion-protected RK MonoLine are automated removal systems of injection molding or compression molding machines, where water mist, condensation and downstream dripping water are to be expected.
Numerous practical features
Like all axes in the RK MonoLine Z series, the new corrosion-protected linear unit also has a variable mounting concept for almost all motors on the market. This means that the motor position no longer has to be specified when ordering. It can also be subsequently adapted to the current situation. Optional clamping and slot strips reduce the design effort and facilitate customer-specific adaptation. Profile grooves offer the greatest possible flexibility for attaching customer-specific accessories such as energy chains, hose brackets, or limit or proximity switches for end position switch-off. The payload is securely fastened via the sliding blocks with threaded holes available as accessories. For the user, this means less design work, lower assembly costs, and faster assembly.