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Mounting and Alignment

January 14, 2019

Alignment of linear guides and drive screws is critical linear motion systems. The use of a dial indicator or a laser alignment device is required for this procedure. Without a measuring device, it will be impossible to define exact parallelism and height alignment of the assembly. Improper alignment can cause excessive noise, binding, vibration, rough operation and outright failure after only a few operating cycles. In addition, for screw driven systems, it is extremely important that the ball nut is only loaded axially. There should not be any radial or side-to-side loading. The ball nut is rated for “pure” thrust load. If a dial indicator is not used, it will be difficult to measure any height variances.installation alignment

Lintech provides detailed instructions for the installation of linear motion systems in their Component Service Manual.

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