EZ Slider Eliminates Need for Traditional Slide and Lifter Components
Michmar Engineering announces the EZ Slider, which eliminates the need for traditional slide and lifter components.
Michmar Engineering announces the EZ Slider, which eliminates the need for traditional slide and lifter components. The component simplifies 2D machining with no need for complex angular machining set ups. The slider replaces expensive hydraulic cylinders, external limit switches, mounting plates, and it eliminates the manufacture time and materials for additional components. Travel can be readjusted without the need to remanufacture horn pins, slide travel stops or replace slide locks. The component comes in a compact system with limited real estate use, and easy installion and adjustment from parting lines. Full 3D CAD is available for ease of design, and integrated internal stainless steel limit switches with LED illumination are available upon request to give a positive signal that it is safe to continue the molding process. The EZ Slider comes in standard 5 degree increments of deceleration up to 35 degrees eliminating the need for costly mechanical or hydraulic drivers.
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