Parallel Index Drives Overview

Parallel Index Drives convert a uniform input motion into an intermittent output motion through use of a precision-machined flat cam. Motion Index Drives flame-hardens cams and cam followers, increasing system accuracy and component lifespan when compared to processes used by leading competitors. These indexers encompass a large range of standard sizes and come in a variety of conjugate cam profiles and station counts – custom made to order based on your specific needs. Parallel Index Drives are ideal for high-speed indexing applications – up to 1,000 indexes per minute. Conveyor indexer systems, vertical indexing applications and lift and carry devices are common uses for parallel indexers.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Flame-hardened cams and cam followers
  • Available in standard and custom configurations
  • Clockwise, counter-clockwise and oscillating index modes of operation
  • Automatic reversing cam
  • Smooth acceleration and deceleration
  • Anodized aluminum housings with nickel plated shafts available
  • Accuracies of up to ±0.023 mm (0.0009)
  • Locking dwell for stand-alone precision
  • Up to 1,000 indexes per minute
  • MEDEX Drive versions meet clean room requirements

Advantages for design engineers and special machine builders

  • Compact design
  • Universal mounting surfaces
  • Standard shafts available
  • High torque capabilities

Technical benefits for users

  • High speeds possible
  • Can have dwell angle larger then index angle
  • Extremely reliable with long service lives
  • High efficiency mechanical components require less input power
  • Flame-hardened cams and cam followers
  • Internal components immersed in oil bath
  • Low profile housing for seamless integration

Options Available

  • Custom output shafts
  • Custom input configurations
  • Custom drives units
  • Custom index and dwell angles
  • Custom stainless steel shafts