LinClamp clamping and braking systems are designed to brake and retain masses moving axially over linear guide rails and elements. Their design, surface quality, and dimensional, shape, and positional tolerances are equivalent to the commercially available linear guide rails.
The right clamping system for every application
Our LinClamp clamping systems are available in two versions: as a classic design that opens when compressed air is applied and eliminates the need for compressed air or compressed air failure (fail-safe) or as an active version that clamps when pressurized.
LinClamp clamping systems are available in many sizes and for both low and high carriages.
LinClamp S/SK released
Compressed air is applied to the chamber between the two spring steel diaphragms. This deforms the spring steel sheets elastically and shortens them in the horizontal direction. The clamp body is deformed in such a way that it comes into contact at the top with the spring steel sheets and expands at the bottom around the brake shoes. This lifts the brake shoes from the rail, making it freely moveable.
LinClamp S/SK clamped
The chamber between the two spring steel diaphragms is vented. The spring steel sheets spring back to their normal position and expand the upper part of the clamping body. However, this expansion at the top simultaneously leads to a narrowing at the bottom. This narrowing causes the brake shoes to press against the rail and to clamp it.