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Low-profile levelling feet provide stability for medium-duty applications

22nd February 2024

A new range of pressed stainless steel levelling feet from WDS Components is providing a lightweight, low-profile alternative to the component supplier’s existing, heavy-duty range. Duck feet and circular designs are available, providing durability at a competitive price point for medium-duty applications. Offering stability and controlled adjustment for a range of host machinery and equipment, the new levelling feet are designed and manufactured in-house at WDS’ Leeds facility.

Stabilising equipment on uneven surfaces, WDS’s levelling feet enable tilt adjustment and can be used across applications including conveyor systems, OEM machinery, manufacturing and industrial equipment. They can be installed by OEMs to simplify installation, retrofitted to legacy equipment, and used in conjunction with aluminium profiles.

The levelling feet are pressed from sheet stainless steel or mild steel, achieving a durable construction. The new light-weight designs offer a lower price point compared to WDS’ existing range of machined or cast, heavy-duty, steel or stainless steel levelling feet, and are ideal for light- to medium-duty applications. Stainless steel construction means the new levelling feet are corrosion-free and can be used in environments where moisture or chemicals are present. The polished steel designs also offer a high quality aesthetic appearance. The steel variants are available with a zinc plated finish.

Both new levelling feet designs, presented on under part number WDS 772, comprise a pressed steel base with bolt-down holes, a coupling nut and a screw with an O-ring assembly. The coupling nut is threaded onto the base, and the screw adjusts the height, enabling five degrees of tilt adjustment. When the desired position is reached, it can be locked in position when the hex nut is tightened. The rubber seal O-ring sits below the assembly, giving smooth articulation and enhancing adjustment control.  

The duck feet design, so called because of its flat and semi-circular adjacent ends, provides stability while enabling the supporting side to be angled out of the way. The protruding side can be pointed inwards and positioned underneath the item it’s supporting. Alternatively, the design allows its host to have a lower profile, with the protruding side pointing outwards. The duck feet design can be secured via two screw/bolt holes.
Alternatively, the circular design has a diameter of 125mm. With this wider base, stability can be optimised by bolting the foot to the floor via four holes. 

Both designs are available in male thread variants with a connecting stem, as well as female thread variants. Just 3mm thick, the designs have an extremely low profile across the base, increasing to a maximum thread height of 45mm. Meanwhile, male stem lengths range from 20mm to 100mm. Available thread sizes across both the duck feet and circular designs, in male and female threads, include M8, M10, M12, and M16.  

Full specifications of the new levelling feet are available online, including free to download CAD drawings in nine formats, as well as non-specialist image file formats. The website also presents WDS’ wider range of levelling feet designs, which include plastic bases, as well as 316 stainless steel construction. 

Image 1: Pressed stainless steel levelling feet from WDS Components

About WDS Components Ltd

WDS Components is the home of standard parts and machine accessories. Established in 1952 ‘Woodside Die Sinking Company’ made jig and die parts to speed up production in tool rooms, WDS Components has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading European manufacturer and global distributor of high quality durable parts at competitive prices. We supply components, standard parts and machine accessories to original equipment manufacturers, maintenance engineers, small businesses and individuals all over the world. Over 98% of our range is available from stock and can be shipped the same day from our global distribution centre in the UK, using best in class worldwide logistics companies.

We provide unrivalled choice and unequalled availability.

WDS Components are proud to support some of the most prestigious engineering companies and brands in the world, who all trust WDS Components to service their needs.

We are committed to engineering excellence and continuous improvement. Our team of in-house engineers has expertise spanning several decades and is a blend of highly experienced and new generation graduate engineers who focus on the latest developments in design and manufacturing technology.

Our entire range of products is available to purchase on our website WDS COMPONENTS.COM where designers and manufacturers alike can download 3D models of all components in the widest range of formats available.

WDS Components provide solutions for customers who require a wide and growing range of high quality, competitively priced products, coupled with incredible product availability and same day despatch, backed up by easily accessible technical support.

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