Amacoil tech support personnel simplify selection of Uhing linear drives for customers by using a proprietary software program. OEM designers and production personnel with linear motion needs may submit application data by telephone or using forms on the Amacoil website. Based on criteria such as travel distance, weight of payload to be moved and desired ramp up time, the software enables fast calculation of required side thrust, linear travel speed, and other useful technical and performance parameters. A printout summarizes the output data and indicates the correct Uhing linear drive.
The software saves time by analyzing complex linear drive selection criteria in seconds. Those considering a Uhing traverse drive receive immediate access to useful information such as shaft rotational speed, drive torque, power requirements and shaft sag. Additional output data includes Fourier transformation analysis (showing drive displacement versus distance traveled at a constant speed) and dynamic simulation charts for visualizing shaft deflection off the centerline in relation to shaft rotation speed.
Uhing rolling ring linear drives are used in production machinery for processes such as positioning, scanning, cutting, measuring, winding and spraying. Applications exist in a variety of automated manufacturing industries including textile, automotive, wire/cable production, metrology and CNC machining. Uhing linear motion assemblies feature zero backlash and a jam-proof, smooth shaft. As the exclusive North American distributor for Uhing, Amacoil provides sales, technical support, service/repairs and parts.