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Traverse Winding Drive Now Features Option For Fine Adjustment Of Travel - Improves Spooling Accuracy

ASTON, Pa. — January 2012 — As an alternative to the standard manually adjustable end stops on Amacoil-Uhing traverse drives, an option is now available for fine adjustment of traverse travel distance. The option enables users to meet level winding application requirements where more precision is needed in setting the winding traverse reversal points.

Normally the end stops are on two hex shaped rods. Users loosen a setscrew, slide the stop to the desired position and re-tighten the setscrew. The fine adjustment option has the end stops positioned on threaded rods. The rods are extended through the pillow block end supports and a control knob is mounted on the end of each rod. Turning the control knob rotates the threaded rod and causes the end stops to move in very fine increments for more precise location of the traverse reversal points. This feature is particularly useful with fine material such as thread or fiber. An additional benefit is that operators may adjust travel distance while the traverse is running without placing hands near moving parts and risking injury.

The control knobs are typically positioned on the end of the threaded rods opposite the drive end of the traverse shaft. This assures clearance for connecting the shaft to its drive source. Because the fine adjustment option does not affect the travel capacity of a Uhing traverse assembly, existing assemblies are readily retrofitted either in the field or at Amacoil's assembly shop.

Uhing traverse winding drives are available in a wide range of sizes with axial thrust from 7 to 800 pounds. The linear pitch of the traverse drive is adjustable without gear changes or adjustment to motor speed. The pitch control lever on the traverse unit enables variable pitch with a 10:1 turndown range. Amacoil representatives can provide assistance in selecting the correct size drive for most applications. Periodic light lubrication of the traverse shaft is the only maintenance required on an Amacoil-Uhing traverse drive assembly.

Posted on February 1, 2012

Source: Amacoil Inc.