Ganter takes a pragmatic perspective. For one thing, the standard parts experts regularly discover gaps in the already gigantic selection and develop clever new solutions for specific requirements. The cleverness lies in the iterative approach followed by the designers in Furtwangen, optimizing and enhancing the functionality of elements that have already proven themselves in practice. One recent example of this development philosophy is the levelling foot that is now included in the Ganter portfolio under the designation GN 360.
In principle, the new levelling foot represents an improvement on already familiar levelling elements that compensate for level differences by means of an adjustable spacer bush. The levelling foot incorporates this height flexibility but also features a compensating foot disk. This is permanently attached, articulated and can incline three degrees from the horizontal in any direction.
After deduction of an appropriate safety factor, the load capacity of the levelling feet ranges from 7 to 22.5 tons, depending on the size. For each of the three nominal sizes, two foot disk diameters are available, selectable via item number, to keep the contact pressure on the floor within tolerable limits. The levelling feet are available in two materials – in a galvanized steel version as well as in high-quality, non-rusting A2 Stainless Steel.
The compensating element is levelled by means of fine thread between the foot and support elements using a C-Spanner and can be locked, if necessary, with a slotted nut that can be easily ordered for each type. Thanks to an integrated circlip, the levelling thread can be prevented from being unscrewed completely, ensuring the minimum screw-in depth. The levelling foot itself is fastened to machines and plants either from above using the female thread in the support element or from below using the female thread in the machine base.
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