JW Winco perfects stability
Machines and systems always require stability. Heavy-duty, large-size elements also emphasize the quality of the objects they support. JW Winco has added two newly designed machine feet families to its portfolio. In addition to a high-quality and exceptionally stable design, the components feature additional, beneficial properties.
The new solid machine feet from the standard parts specialist Winco are particularly well suited for large and heavy systems and machines. The machine foot GN 36 uses the weight of the machine to create a very stable and robust connection between the threaded stud and the foot. The threaded stud is not connected to the footplate. Rather, the stud centers itself automatically at the contact point via the radius. The blue zinc-plated steel threaded stud is available with fine thread from M20x1.5 to M42x2 for precise leveling and comes with the matching lock nut. The forged steel footplate is available in diameter up to 7.87 in (200 mm), has a powder-coated black matte surface, and can be ordered in three different types.
With type A, the footplate rests flat on the underlying surface. Type B has an NBR rubber pad that reduces wear on the surface beneath and is also suitable for contact with oil or coolants. Type C has an O-ring that seals the footplate, preventing liquids from penetrating under the foot. Depending on the footplate diameter, types A and C can each support a load of 11240 lbf (5 t) to 56202
lbf (25 t). The static load capacity for type B ranges from 4496 lbf (2 t) to 24729 lbf (11 t) due to the nature of the rubber pad. The feet are perfect when it comes to compensating for an uneven floor; however, the machine feet may not be used on a surface inclined at greater than 3 degrees to the threaded stud.
The second new machine foot GN 37 from Winco also has a central fastening hole running clear through. This allows the use of an anchor bolt. The anchor secures the foot to the floor, preparing it for lateral loads. This makes the machine feet optimal for manufacturing systems or conveyors that are subjected to dynamic movements and lateral forces due to the use of robots. As with GN 36, the footplate GN 37 can be ordered in types A, B, and C. The machine feet GN 37 of types A and C can support between 8992 lbf (4 t) and 33721 lbf (15 t), depending on diameter, while the load capacity of type B ranges between 4496 lbf (2 t) to 24729 lbf (11 t).
For customers who already have special threaded studs for their machines, Winco offers GN 36.1 and GN 37.1 as just the footplate without stud.