New ZIMM screw jack GSZ series with smooth surface
The screw jack specialist ZIMM from Lustenau, Vorarlberg/Austria has developed a new gearbox series. The GSZ series is as powerful and easy to service as the predecessor series Z, however with the difference that it has a smooth gearbox surface for special applications and industries.
For more than three decades, ZIMM Maschinenelemente GmbH has developed and produced spindle type lifting gearboxes and drive elements, which are exported to 40 countries. Product Manager Gebhard Stadelmann describes the reasons for developing the new GSZ gearbox series: "The product benefits of the Z series with cooling fins which were introduced to the market in 2006 rapidly convinced our customers, and the gearbox series established itself very well. For some applications and industries, e.g. the food industry, a smooth gearbox surface which can be easily cleaned was requested. We wanted to close this gap. We developed a new smooth housing in the preferred dimensions which incorporates the improved technology of the powerful Z series."
Product advantages of the GSZ series
The GSZ gearbox series is suitable for a lift load from 2.5 to 100 kN and available in rigid or rotating version. One of the major advantages of the new ZIMM screw jack series is easy and clean servicing. Spindle lubrication can be performed during operation by simply placing the grease gun on the filling nipple and pressing in the spindle grease. This brings the grease exactly to the correct position. The selection of the correct, optimum spindle grease is also made easy by ZIMM ¬ it is offered together with the GSZ series. The gearbox itself is sealed and has lifetime lubrication in normal operation. The separate lubrication system is decisive for the high productivity of ZIMM screw jacks. Standard corrosion protection is a further advantage of the Z and GSZ series.
The attachment of the new GSZ series is performed with threaded bores in the gearbox; the Z series can be attached by means of through holes. Integrated swivel eyes allow swivel connection of the Z gearbox directly on the housing. Both have very high performance and service life in common. Benefit for the customer: Improved technology does not mean higher costs. "Due to optimization in the development processes, warehousing and assembly, we are able to offer our recently developed gearbox series at approximately the same price as their predecessors", says visibly pleased Managing Director Gunther Zimmermann.
ZIMM screw jacks are delivered as completely assembled units ready for mounting; on request there are detailed design drawings with parts lists and mounting instructions. Competent personal service and support are available from our back office as well as field staff.
Information on ZIMM Maschinenelemente:
ZIMM Maschinenelemente GmbH + Co KG is an international company in Vorarlberg / Western Austria which specializes in spindle type lifting gearboxes. The family business was founded in 1977 and today supplies its products to more than 40 countries. With its modular building set for spindle type lifting gearboxes, ZIMM offers a versatile program for electro-mechanic adjustment of linear movements in all directions for loads of up to 100 tons. Drive elements (gearing, clamping, thread, connection and linear technology) are a further segment from ZIMM. The ZIMM Solar company which develops and markets electro-mechanic drives for solar tracking also belongs to ZIMM Maschinenelemente.