Cross linear unit connectors KK.E of precision-cast stainless steel have slitted clamping points and guide element bores machined by cutting methods, with or without a sliding insert. The bores are offset in the plane and arranged at an angle of 90°.
Together with the guide tube of the linear unit, the guide element bores form a solid linear round guide mechanism that can be adjusted and clamped for low play. Drive keys transmit the linear movement of the linear unit to the linear unit connector.
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 or clamping point size.
Adjustable hand levers are intended for repeated, tool-free clamping. Under the designation HEK, 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.