Where would we be without standards – especially in times of increasing economic globalization? In the world of technology, there would be no compatibly between parts, with every manufacturer doing its own thing, and progress would likely have come to a standstill shortly after the advent of the steam engine. Luckily, however, there have been times when reasonable people agreed on reasonable regulations, which included standardized dimensions - a fact that companies like norelem Normelemente KG have used to their advantage. By offering a unique selection of standard parts and components, all neatly listed in its company catalog "The Big Green Book", norelem helps design engineers and technicians achieve their machine and plant engineering goals. The company is now expanding its range to include an indexing plunger with a rotation lock - just in time for EMO Hannover 2019.
What sets this patent-pending, non-rotating indexing plunger apart from the rest of the norelem portfolio is its lead-in chamfer, which is designed to ensure the plunger automatically engages as soon as it is subjected to a lateral force from one side. Once the chamfer has been completely cleared, the indexing pin then locks securely into place through spring force and can only be retracted manually by pulling on the mushroom knob. The integrated rotation lock ensures the pin and sleeve do not change position. The lead-in chamfer can be adjusted in 60-degree increments to suit the user's needs by loosening a screw. This new indexing plunger is available with fine or standard metric threads. In terms of material, users can choose between steel and stainless steel, with the grip on both versions made of plastic.