To reduce the time involved in setting up equipment and production lines, JW Winco, the standard parts specialist, has incorporated a new coupling in its product portfolio. With the GN 1050 quick-release coupling, components can now be quickly and securely connected to a machine or device with a simple click.
Quick-release couplings are frequently used in events to rapidly set up and take down stage equipment. JW Winco recognized that this advantage could also be leveraged for industrial applications and adapted the proven functional principle to this context.
A safety locking button protects the coupling from accidental opening. When the button is pressed, the sleeve can move axially to unlock a stud, inserted into the notch on the inside. A red ring is visible on the outside to indicate if the device is unlocked.
The studs can be purchased individually, allowing several to be used with one coupling. Different devices can then be properly positioned, depending on the application.
The couplings and studs can be fastened by a threaded stud (type A) or an internal thread (type I). The flange GN 1050.2, which evenly distributes force, allowing for additional attachment options.
JW Winco currently offers the quick-release coupling in two different designs.
- Version F has a fixed bearing for precisely positioned attachment.
- Version L has a loose bearing permitting a certain degree of tolerance between the fastening points.
The quick-release coupling comes standard in black anodized aluminum and possesses a locking mechanism made of zinc plated steel. The high-quality materials and surface finishes effectively protect against corrosion and wear and sustain axial connection loads up to 7868 lbf (35 kN).
Other individual combinations of materials and colors can be produced by Winco in accordance with the customer’s wishes. Moreover, other sizes and designs of the quick release couplings are currently being planned.