Uhing RG3 traverse winding drives available from Aston, Pa.-based Amacoil — the North American
distributor of Uhing Co. level winding drives and accessories — now may be supplied with an extra
bearing option to double the axial thrust capacity of the unit without significantly increasing the
length of the drive box. Amacoil reports the RG4 drive is an economical and space-saving upgrade
solution, and notes that the extra bearing increases the number of bearing-to-shaft contact points,
allowing it to double the thrust.
The RG4 drive is suitable for winding large-gauge wires and cables as well as other materials
wound under high tension. It is available on models RG315, 320, 322, 330, 340, 350, 360 and 380.