Flanged linear unit connectors FM.E of die-cast aluminum have a split guide element bore machined by cutting methods. This is arranged in the plane parallel to the face of the flange.
Together with the guide tube of the linear unit, the guide element bore forms a solid linear round or square guide mechanism that can be adjusted and clamped for low play. Centering bushes in the pass-through bores eliminate axial play. Drive keys transmit the linear movement of the linear unit to the guide element.
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. At the screw points, hex socket cap screws or adjustable hand levers reduce the guide element bore size.
Adjustable hand levers are intended for repeated, tool-free clamping. 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.