Carrier Adjustment Procedures
- Fully loosen all tension and lock screws. They do not need to be removed, just fully loosened.
- Tighten tension screws on both sides of carrier roughly 1/8 to 1/4 turn clockwise past where the screw starts to feel snug. The carrier should be very difficult or impossible to move by hand.
- Next, adjust the lock screws on both sides of the carrier roughly 1/8 to 1/4 turn clockwise past where the screw starts to engage.
- Ideal carrier tension is achieved when the carrier feels snug in relation to the tube. No rocking motion should be present. The carrier should be loose enough to be moved by hand over the entire length of the actuator. If after this process the carrier has become too loose, equally adjust all of the lock screws with a slight 1/32 turn counter-clockwise. A carrier that is adjusted too tight will increase the breakaway pressure required for motion; in extreme cases no motion will occur when air is applied.
During the service life, this process may need to be repeated. Keeping the carrier properly adjusted will prolong the life of the S-Solid bearing system.
Watch the MX S- Solid Bearing Carrier Adjustment Procedure.