Linear units VES are made from chrome-plated steel and can be ordered from stock in the standard lengths given in the table for short delivery times. Configurable linear units in individual lengths are available under VE1R.
A continuous spindle with ball bearings on each side is installed in the guide tube. The spindle nut transmits the linear movements to a linear unit connector via a drive key along the guide groove.
The guide element bore forms a solid linear round guide together with the guide tube. Multiple connector types are available for selection and can be adjusted or clamped for low play using the slitted bore. Depending on the design, the part to be moved is fastened to the guide element or the guide element itself is installed at the place of use such that the entire linear unit moves together.
The journal length is designed for attachment of a handwheel. The handwheel and the linear unit connectors are not included with the linear unit and must be ordered separately.
Adjustable hand levers are intended for repeated, tool-free clamping of the guide elements. Under the designation HSK, these are available separately for individual use and in other designs. Compared with the tool-operated hex socket cap screw, the clamping force achievable with an adjustable hand lever is lower due to the shorter lever length.