Adjustable feet are used for levelling and supporting structures, machinery, furniture and display stands that require vertical adjustments to function correctly. Adjustable feet come in various base sizes and thread sizes to suit different applications. Larger thread sizes and base diameters provide the best weight capabilities in comparison to smaller sizes. The larger the base the better the levelling of stabilisation.
RS offer an extensive range of products suitable for light-duty and heavy-duty applications. All metal machine feet are ideal for heavy-duty items. The base material can consist of galvanised steel, nickel-plated steel, stainless steel or zinc-plated steel. The footing material can also be manufactured from stainless steel as well as PS reinforced nylon or rubber.
What are Adjustable Feet used for?
Adjustable feet are used as stability tools in machinery to distribute the weight evenly. They are standard in production environments where conveyor belts are used such as the food manufacturing, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. They are also used in the packaging industry where precision alignment and balance levels are required for the special machinery to function.
Where can I use Adjustable Feet?
Here are just a few good examples of where you can use adjustable feet:
- When raising furniture or machinery, the adjustable thread offers more height you can add for stability.
- To level off an object articulating and tilting feet help with un-even surfaces or varying heights.
- To reduce vibrations and noise – a rubber base foot helps reduce vibrations and noise as rubber provides a great level of shock absorption.
- When frequent height adjustment is required, feet can be used to help e.g. portable stands and stalls.
Types of Adjustable Feet
- Fixed feet - with a rigid base. They can be adjusted vertically, but not sideways. Suitable for general uses.
- Articulating feet - allow a deviation of up to 8 degrees and are used for balancing structures on uneven surfaces.
- Tilting feet - have ball joints located between the bases and the thread which provide up to 20 degrees of articulation and are used in applications with varying heights.