Winco’s new solid machine feet are well-suited for large and heavy systems and machines. The GN 36 uses the weight of the machine to create a very stable, robust connection between the threaded stud and the foot. The threaded stud is not connected to the foot plate. Rather, the stud centers itself automatically at the contact point via the radius. The blue zinc-plated steel threaded stud is available with fine thread from M20x1.5 to M42x2 for precise leveling and comes with the matching lock nut. The forged-steel foot plate is available in diameters up to 7.87 in., has a powder-coated black matte surface, and can be ordered in three different types.
With type A, the foot plate rests flat on the underlying surface. Type B has an NBR rubber pad that reduces wear on the surface beneath and is also suitable for contact with oil or coolants. Type C has an O-ring that seals the foot plate, preventing liquids from penetrating under the foot. Depending on the foot plate diameter, types A and C can each support a load of 11,240 lbf to 56,202 lbf. The static load capacity for type B ranges from 4,496 lbf to 24,729 lbf due to the nature of the rubber pad. The feet are perfect when it comes to compensating for an uneven floor; however, the machine feet may not be used on a surface inclined at greater than 3 deg to the threaded stud.
The GN 37 machine foot also has a central fastening hole running clear through. This allows use of an anchor bolt. The anchor secures the foot to the floor, preparing it for lateral loads, making the machine feet optimal for manufacturing systems or conveyors that are subjected to dynamic movements and lateral forces due to the use of robots. As with the GN 36, the foot plate GN 37 can be ordered in types A, B, and C. The GN 37 machine feet types A and C can support between 8,992 lbf and 33,721 lbf, depending on diameter, while the load capacity of type B ranges between 4,496 lbf and 24,729 lbf.