IEF Werner offers versions for each of their drive concepts that can be used on one Linear unit let several slides move. Because only one linear unit is required, this opens up completely new perspectives for the design engineers: the design effort is reduced and systems can be made more compact. If the linear units are equipped with a spindle or toothed belt drive, a maximum of two, and with linear motor drives, more slides can be moved independently of each other.
The variant G of the linear unit 160 / 15, for example, has two toothed belts, which are driven by two motors. If the application requires it, then no two linear units must be arranged side by side, one unit is sufficient. Thus, the fitter saves considerable time, because the alignment is omitted. The space requirement is much lower, in contrast to separate units. This makes systems much more compact. The linear axis is also equipped with integrated collision protection.
Another variant of this module is the GPA version. This allows two surface portals to be operated in the same workspace. This is made possible by a parallel drive that drives the two carriage pairs separately. Even with this version machines can be made more compact and rationalized. These efficient versions are used, for example, in placement machines, transport lines or dosing and filling systems.