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Linear Z-Drive DN160CF

Product code: MZ160

The MZ160 Z-Translator is optimized for precise movement of heavy eqipment.
For this purpose a swiss made screw jack kit with a maximum lifting capacity of 5kN(500kg) was chosen:

"The kit is subject to the highest standards of functionality, quality and design. With little effort, very much can be moved and still, the investment, maintenance and operating costs are kept within narrow limits" (

Considering the force resulting from the pressure difference (2.4kN), a net load capacitiy of 2.6kN (260kg) allows for the installation of heavy equipment to the movable top flange of the MZ160. The screw jack kit is available with gear ratios of 4:1 or 16:1, reducing the driving torque to <2.35Nm (4:1) and <0.83Nm (16:1) at maximum load, while at the same time improving the resolution of the Z-motion.
The laterally pre-loaded linear guide rail system is equally designed for heavy loads of several kN in axial and lateral directions and features a measured parallelism of <50 micron over 1000mm travel distance.
Ferrovac products are exclusivly built with highest qualtiy edge welded bellows made in Switzerland by Comvat AG.

"COMVAT membrane bellows comply with strictest requirements in terms of leak tightness and durability. In the finishing process every bellows units is subjected to a Helium leak test in order to be able to guarantee one hundred per cent leak tightness. The production process is fully documented from the raw materials to the final check and we can supply quality objective evidence for materials, supply parts and our own production processes at any time" (

Standard configuration of the MZ160 is manually operated by a handwheel on the side. A vertical ruler indicates Z-Position.
Advanced configurations include stepper motor drive, end limit switches, linear encoder and guided support tubes on the vacuumside.
Please contact us for a discussion of your requirements.


Ordering information:
  • MZ160-[linear travel in mm]
  • MZ160-200
  • MZ160-300
  • MZ160-400
  • MZ160-500
  • MZ160-600
MZ160 accessories
  • stepper Motor
  • end limit switches
  • linear encoder
  • support tube
  • high resolution gear ratio 16:1


Specifications: Linear Z-Drive DN160CF

Z-Translator DN160CF

  • base flange: DN160CF, through hole (tapped M8 if desired), 304L
  • top flange: DN160CF, through hole (tapped M8 if desired), 304L
  • free bore: 150mm
  • max. load capacity 260kg
  • max driving torque at full load: 2.35Nm (4:1) / 0.83Nm (16:1)
  • bakeout temperature: 150deg C max. (motor, switches, encoders removed)
  • pressure range 1E-11mbar to 1000mbar
  • welded bellows: Comvat, stainless steel 316L

Note: MZ160 must be supported with a stand if mounted horizontally
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CAD 3D-model: on request

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