FATH Components has plug-and-play solution for mounting machinery
Setting up and levelling a machine or installation into a relatively permanent position for years to come is no longer necessarily common practice. Until now, individual elements of a facility would, when necessary, be shifted using floor-borne vehicles and, at relatively high costs, be set up once again.
It is with this scenario in mind that FATH Components has developed a lift castor unit as a plug-and-play solution that has been conceptualised as a mounting for machinery and facilities with a maximum lifting load of 500kg per unit.
The extra flat unit is composed of a Blickle swivelling roller that is screwed onto an aluminium mounting. The rolling mounts of these swivelling rollers are bedded into the die-cast aluminium chassis using a Teflon strip. The helix threading translates rotation of the lift into vertical movement. An Ergoswiss hydraulic cylinder drives the rotation.
All bearings are equipped with very durable igus bushes. When the roller is lifted, the load is carried by die-cast zinc levelling feet.
The Lift Castor is delivered as a set containing four lifting units including the levelling feet, a manual hydraulic pump and the necessary hydraulic piping. The lifting units are simply screwed onto the structure that is to be moved. The pipes are attached and can be laid out freely so that the pump can be mounted in a convenient position. There are no levers or rods to be mounted or adjusted.
Just by turning a crank, any machine or installation using this equipment can be lifted by the levelling feet and easily pushed along any normal industrial floor. The lifting motion is conducted evenly so that nothing tilts or becomes unlevelled. Even open tanks containing fluid can be moved when exercising due care.
With its combination of high load-bearing capacity, easy and simple mounting and gentle lifting motion, the Fath Lift Castor is ideal for delicate operations such as those involving the use of sensitive measuring and testing devices. The system has already found one particular niche, being used in removing revolving stages in the world of entertainment.
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