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ANYONE CAN DESIGN WITH A LEAD SCREW CONFIGURATOR

22-03-2019
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Whether trapezoidal, high helix or metric threads, lead screws in combination with nuts made of iglidur high-performance polymers ensure lubrication-free adjustment for long-lasting and smooth running. But designing the right drive solution has so far demanded the necessary knowledge in technical drawing and a lot of effort. From determining the right parameters up to machining the lead screw, and designing with a CAD programme and checking for technical plausibility up to ordering, the process took several hours to several days.

Therefore, igus has developed a tool for easy configuration of the ideal lead screw, which directly checks the plausibility of the configuration. This way, anyone can become a designer without any CAD software. In three steps, the user can customise their lead screw, configure the machined end and directly generate a dimension drawing. Then they can download the 3D model of their configuration and order the pre-configured lead screw or request a binding offer.

The configuration takes place very quickly, with three steps. In the first step, the customer can determine the lead screw type. In addition to classic trapezoidal and metric threads, the user also has the option of choosing the dryspin high helix thread, a thread patented by igus, which ensures a higher efficiency through an optimised flank angle. After selecting the thread type, the user can determine the thread direction, the material and the lead screw length.

In the second step, the machined ends are configured. Here, the configurator offers the user the opportunity to configure the base body from outside inwards and add 12 standard elements such as chamfer, clamping surface or circlip to the machined end. In the configuration process, the designer can download the current dimension drawing directly at any time.

In the third step, the customer receives a complete overview of their configuration. They can download the STEP file for further construction of their application, save the configuration as a link for follow-up orders, or share it with colleagues.

Treotham Automation
1300 657 564
www.treotham.com.au

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