Automated format adjustment using RK linear actuators and actuators from Lenord+Bauer

Automated format adjustment

using RK linear actuators and actuators from Lenord+Bauer

Automated format adjustment

Quick and precise machine conversion and error prevention are two of the advantages offered by this automated solution

With a range of different adjustment points, frequent product changeovers and small batch sizes, the new construction of packaging machines and production lines is the perfect opportunity to plan and network automated format adjustment solutions. But there is also a huge potential for increased efficiency in existing systems. Retrofitting is an obvious choice for production systems where components still require time-consuming manual adjustment work, such as adjustment wheels, guides with clamping devices or cylinders with limit stops.
As well as the time factor, the increased quality and reduction of waste when the system is re-started following a format changeover also cannot be underestimated. The more manual format adjustments are installed in a system and the more complex the system as a whole, the quicker the investment in an automated positioning solution will pay off.

  • Product benefits:
  • Time/cost savings thanks to quick format changes
  • Reduction of incorrect settings
  • Individual linear actuators can be adjusted during operation
  • Existing systems can be retooled
  • Everything from a single source – mechanical adjustment, actuators and control technology

The RK Rose+Krieger linear actuator modular system and the Lenord+Bauer actuators make automation quick and easy to achieve.
Our experts will be happy to support you with the implementation!

Catalogue format adjustment

RK Rose+Krieger and Lenord+Bauer benefit from the synergies that arise from the sensible combination of their product ranges

Automation specialists RK Rose+Krieger GmbH from Minden and Lenord, Bauer & Co. GmbH from Oberhausen both work together to meet customer demands for fully automated infeed axes. The linear units and actuators complement each other perfectly.
The linear units and actuators complement each other to create a practical complete package.
The package features single-tube linear actuators E, twin-tube linear actuators EP/EPX, and profile linear actuators quad® EV from the Move-Tec range. There is then the option of a short or long actuator with either an aluminium or stainless steel housing. The devices provide a rated torque of 3.5 Nm or 5 Nm.
Lenord+Bauer offer the torque supports necessary in fitting the SeGMo´s to the corresponding linear actuators. Once the torque support has been fitted, the actuator is simply placed onto the axis and pushed into position. A clamping ring fixes the drive firmly onto the drive shaft of the linear unit. In addition to the positive shaft connection, a flexible motor support also forms the necessary floating bearing on the torque support.
The actuator can be used either as stand-alone components or as a modular overall system, and can be directly plugged into the machine control system using the integrated fieldbus interface. The only things then needed to commission the linear actuator with automatic adjustment are a 24 V power supply and connection to the bus communication.

Focus on the customer

The two companies also work in close collaboration to fit even complex machines with multiple linear units and a local communication unit. In these cases, actuators with hybrid cable and a SeGMo-Box are used, along with a compact PLC control system with operator terminal.
Both of these are supplied by Lenord+Bauer on request, in the form of a connection-ready module with operator software included. Integration into an existing control environment is really simple, as the SeGMO-system supports standard interfaces such as PROFIBUS and PROFINET.

Preferred positioning axes for the format adjustment

E-II tubular linear unit


• Linear actuator for light to heavy moving applications
• Sizes (30, 40, 50, 60) can be combined
• Comprehensive range of accessories
• Stainless steel version available

EP(X) tubular linear unit


• Linear actuator for supporting high torques
• Version with large fixing plate available (EPX range)
• Comprehensive range of accessories

quad® EV profile linear unit


• Spindle covered by steel band
• Wide range of available carriages and fixing elements
• Comprehensive range of accessories

SeGMO reduce the setup times for format adjustment

Lenord+Bauer offers a modular application for the automation of linear actuators

  • Consisting of:
  • Fully automated drives SeGMO-Positioning and SeGMO-Motion
  • Electronic control unit SeGMO-Box for up to 5 actuators
  • Pre-packaged software modules SeGMO-Lib
  • Single-cable wiring (hybrid cable) SeGMO-Connect
  • Complete retrofit set SeGMO-TouchBox

SeGMo - actuators for RK Rose+Krieger linear actuators

  • Features:
  • Non-wearing, brush-free 24 V DC motor and compact spur gear
  • Sturdy housing in aluminium or stainless steel
  • Magnetic multiturn sensor for precise positioning
  • Integrated joystick for setup without PLC programming
  • Wide temperature range from -10°C to +60°C

If you have any questions on how to choose the right linear actuator or the right size, our product consultants will be happy to help.

Your linear technology contact at RK Rose+Krieger:
Telephone: +49 (0) 571 93350
or just use our contact form.

Depending on customer requirements and the technical circumstances, the SeGMo system is either integrated into the existing control-system architecture or constructed as a cost-effective parallel system. And if you wish, we can also integrate the system into your machine control system for you.

Your SeGMo contact at Lenord+Bauer:
Telephone: +49 (0) 208 9963 215

We are on hand with expert advice at every stage of your Project.

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Your contact at RK ROSE+KRIEGER:

Olaf Durstewitz

Olaf Durstewitz
Head of Product Consultancy

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