LV7R/B & LV20R/B Racks
Strongest in the market - Rack-and-pinion vent opening system for greenhouse
The LV7R/B and LV20 R/B aluminium racks form part of the DGT by Senmatic vent opening system for greenhouse vents. The design and manufacturing of the rack-and pinion opening systems are based on more than 40 years’ experience. They are therefore thoroughly tested products.
The design of the original DGT by Senmatic rack ensures that the weight from the windows is always resting on the whole rack. The low weight of LV7R/B and LV20R/B meets the requirements for still lighter greenhouse constructions without reducing the strength. The construction of the rack-and-pinion system ensures also a low noise level during operation.
Solid and reliable
The teeths are placed as close as possible to the drive shaft, resulting in reduced torque and reduced twisting on the shaft. With less torque required, smaller gear motors can be used. The aluminium rack also exhibits great tolerance towards temperature changes and smaller mechanical irregularities in the construction.
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Materials and pinion
The rack is made from a hard aluminum alloy which – together with the softer zinc pinion – gives a considerable strength and optimal durability. The rack is reinforced of aluminum at all points of attachment. These points makes this rack the strongest in the market. The pinion is provided with special rollers in a synthetic material, resulting in a minimum of friction during operation.
The pinion rests in special synthetic bearing materials, as the radial force (about 50 % of the lifting power) is to be transferred. The rollers in synthetic bearing materials, influenced by the same strong force, give a smooth and silent operation. The pinion is reinforced for a safe fastening on the drive shaft and to transfer the maximum screw force.
Profile and maintenance
The super ellipse profile gives the strongest rack and an accurate adaptation between the compressive load and the bending torque. LV20 has been further reinforced to stand up to the continually increasing load demands.
LV7R/B and LV20R/B require only a minimum of maintenance, as the closed housing keeps dirt out. All movable parts in the pinion have been specially factory-treated with a teflon lubricant and require only a minimum of maintenance. The rack should be greased once a year as a minimum.
What's in it for you?
Low weight without reduction of the strength
The strongest rack in the market
Aluminum racks have much better wear resistance than steel racks
Reinforcement of aluminum at all points of attachment
Based on more than 40 years' experience in Development and production
Available in two types (strong and extra strong), straight / curved and many lengths
Long durability - up to 30 years
Minimum of maintenance
Low noise level
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