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Bishop-Wisecarver Corp.

2104 Martin Way, Pittsburg, CA, 94565, US

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Bishop-Wisecarver Corp.

Mechanical Power Transmission

AC Servo Motors offer power densities from 50-750 W.

August 7, 2015

Housed in compact packages from 40–80 mm flange sizes, DMV Series can be driven by any servo drive with UVW commutation capabilities. Servo motors are pre-wired with 1 m long cable leads and are equipped with incremental encoder at 2,000 P/R for positional feedback. UL standard compliant, motors feature IP67 protection rating for harsh environments such as falling debris or liquid splash. Optional electrical magnetic brake is available. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Guide Wheels operate in vacuum environments.

March 31, 2014

Capable of ultra high vacuum down to 10-9 mbar, DualVee® Wheels are linear guide bearings with precision ground 90° surfaces for linear and rotary motion applications in vacuum environments, vacuum testing chambers, and vacuum processing equipment. Units are made of vacuum compatible AISI 440C and 304 stainless steel and grease, providing chemical resistance over wide range of temperatures. Available in size 1 and size 2, wheels offer load capacities up to 1,855 N radially and 440 N axially. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Guidance System can be used across industries/applications.

July 29, 2013

Based on DualVee Motion Technology®, QuickTrak® is 90° vee guide wheel based linear motion platform that enables smooth motion in environments ranging from very clean to heavily debris-laden. There are 2 sizes and 2 configurations available, in kit of parts or fully assembled, and track support sub-assemblies reduce number of hardware pieces required for fastening track to mounting substrate. Holes do not need to be drilled in track; aluminum wedge is used to secure steel vee-edge track. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Construction Equipment & Supplies

Curvilinear Track System comes in unlimited 2D shapes.

March 8, 2013

Completely seamless and free running, HepcoMotion® PRT2 1-Trak eliminates possibility of misalignment during installation or in service. Entire track element is manufactured from single piece of steel, with or without base plate, and features 3-bearing wheel plate. Wheel plates can carry loads from 67–51,000 N, and tracks can be made up to 5.5 x 1 m or 1.9 m square. Track systems can be specified with vee profile guide section of any size to suit bearings from 13–150 mm in diameter. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Guides can be installed on finished products/equipment.

November 29, 2012

QuickTrak® components and sub-assemblies facilitate process of assembling machines with motion guidance systems for manufacturers and automation solution providers. T-nut and T-slot based kit of parts lets user build linear guide system from modular, cut-to-length parts. QuickTrak wheel plates consist of wheel mounting kits assembled in T-slots on extruded aluminum wheel plates. Wheel mounting kits consist of DualVee® guide wheels, bushings, wheel covers, and T-slot mounting fasteners. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Single Row Ball Bearing travels at speeds up to 5.5 m/s.

June 5, 2012

Designed for applications with specified radial loading conditions, MadeWell® Radial Wheel achieves reliable motion in environments exposed to debris, such as sawdust or grit, where traditional linear bearings fail. Available in carbon steel or stainless steel and in 3 primary sizes ranging from 0.774-1.803 in. OD, 90° vee-groove bearing works well in sliding wall panels, motorized doors and windows, heavy-duty drawers, and commercial furniture. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Camera Slider Kit utilizes linear guide technology.

June 10, 2011

Based on UtiliTrak® Linear Guide Technology, UTCSK Camera Slider Kit helps filmmakers create smooth, professional camera shots with minimal equipment. Unit is available in 1,000 and 1,500 mm aluminum track lengths and is suited for small to medium DSLR cameras and lenses. For tripod mounting, ¼-20 in. threads are located at center and on both ends of track. Anodized aluminum wheel plate with linear guide wheels includes ¼-20 in. camera thumb screw for use with/without ball head mount. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Track Support promotes linear slide system rigidity, stability.

May 27, 2011

Track Support joins MinVee® low-profile, miniature linear slide system track to mounting substrates and ensures clearance for free travel of carriages. Made from extruded 6063-T6 aluminum alloy, support is clear anodized and comes in single-piece lengths to 10 ft. Longer track lengths are possible via multiple, butt-jointed track supports. Continuous, lengthwise contact, along with support for DualVee® track across full mounting surface width, ensures optimal support and rigidity. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies

Aluminum Rings are designed to accommodate lighter loads.

April 15, 2011

Available in 4 sizes from 148-300 mm dia as standard and with external vees, HepcoMotion® ALR rings are machined from aluminum alloy and anodized for durability. Rotary movement system suits medium precision and light load applications requiring corrosion resistance and non-magnetic environment. Available options include additional diameters and thicknesses, internal vees, gearcut rings, and rings machined in form of self aligning timing belt pulleys. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Guides offer manual brake option.

March 18, 2011

Available for UtiliTrak Linear Guides, carriage brakes offer 2-component assembly solution for manually securing carriage to rail in confined spaces. Brake system is available in 4 sizes with anodized aluminum body for corrosion resistance. Components are positioned below carriage's payload mounting surface to minimize interference, and angular position of handle arm can be adjusted to any position without affecting brake engagement status or level of braking force. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Ring and Track System suits rotary and track applications.

October 29, 2010

Available in stainless steel as standard with range of sizes and load capacities, HepcoMotion Precision Ring Track PRT2 system includes ring slides, ring segments, bearings, and ancillary components. Friction-free, debris-tolerant system also offers options, including floating bearings, fixed center carriages with clamping brake, continuous bleed lubrication, and pinions. Turntable applications are possible with addition of precision ground ring discs. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motion System allows driving forces up to 280 N.

March 11, 2010

Suitable for demanding single-axis systems and multi-axis applications, HepcoMotion® PDU2M Profile Belt Driven Unit is comprised of rigid but lightweight aluminum slotted profile fitted with toothed belt drive and carriage, which effectively encloses unit. Belt is rated for operating speeds up to 6 m/s and loads up to 750 N. Mounted on adjustable eccentric studs, wheels run virtually friction-free on inside of profile, providing support for carriage plate. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Screw Driven Linear Actuator suits light load applications.

March 4, 2010

Housed on aluminum beam and fitted with stainless steel sealing band, HepcoMotion® PSD80 Profile Screw Driven Linear Actuator uses Herculane® wheels mounted to adjustable carriage and does not require re-lubrication. Single or multiple carriages on unit are possible and can handle loads to 500 N. Stainless steel lead screw, offered in right- and left-handed threads, provides actuation with pitch ranges of 4, 15, 25, and 70 mm. Corrosion-resistant and double-acting versions are available. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low Temperature Guide Wheels target aerospace industry.

June 8, 2009

Available in sizes 1-4, DualVee Low Temperature Guide Wheels feature Type 440C stainless steel balls and races, and Type 304 stainless steel retainers with special lubricant formulated to withstand service temperatures from -94 to +230°F. Wheels can also be provided completely dry for applications such as food processing and medical devices. Designed primarily to meet demands in aerospace industry, Low Temperature Wheels are also suitable for refrigeration and sub-zero climates. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Heavy Duty Slide System offers capacities up to 68 kN.

September 2, 2008

Available in component form or as ready mounted assembly, HepcoMotion® HDS2 Heavy Duty Slide System is offered in 3 sizes, including 150 mm dia vee bearing and 144 mm dia taper roller bearing. Maximum single bearing capacity is 50kN. Low friction cap wipers expel dirt and debris while providing continuous lubrication. Slides and tracks are available in single piece construction up to 4 m long, and are offered in single or double edge format in V slides or flat tracks. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

Clamp Extrusion requires no track drilling or fasteners.

June 12, 2008

Designed to fit 40 mm series structural aluminum extrusion, Quicktrak® allows trouble-free mounting of signature DualVee® Track. Design creates solid interface between beam, clamp, and DualVee track, retaining components in state of compression, which significantly increases joint rigidity. DualVee track is available in carbon and SS, hardened or unhardened, and in single lengths up to 22 ft. Plating options are also available. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuator is built to withstand harsh environments.

October 29, 2007

Designed using DualVee Motion Technology®, LoPro® is available in 4 sizes and belt-, lead screw-, ball screw-, and chain-driven as well as in un-driven configurations. Carriage assembly handles radial load capacities up to 4,274 lb, depending on size, and motor mounts are available to fit motors and gearboxes from any manufacturer. Sizes 2L and 3 belt- and chain-driven systems utilize 20 mm shaft dia for optimal torque delivery. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Guide is available with bridge connections.

October 16, 2007

Suited for running 2 systems in parallel, UtiliTrak® is designed to compensate for mounting errors and does not require absolute parallelism for accurate operation. Vee side serves as motion guide, while roller side allows for parallel misalignment. Available in steel and aluminum configurations, bridge connection facilitates assembly and completes system by joining 2 slides and providing stable mounting surface. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuator handles up to 66 kN of dynamic load.

September 29, 2006

Available in belt and ball screw driven versions, Model SRX-150 aluminum profile linear actuator offers speeds up to 5 m/s. Features include NSK K1 lubrication units, high energy absorbing bumpers to prevent damage from accidental crashes, and SS sealing strip to protect linear guides and ball screws from particulate ingress. With zero backlash and long stroke operation, heavy duty actuator is suited for high load gantry systems and heavy transfer equipment. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Sealed Belt Drive keeps dirt and debris at bay.

August 15, 2006

Offered in standard and clean room configurations, SBD Sealed Belt Drive comes in 80 and 100 mm beam widths with load capacity of 408 lb and 1,002 lb, respectively, and in single beam lengths to 6 m. Stainless steel band runs across length of beam, which is held in place by magnetic strip. Band and strip effectively enclose linear motion system, minimizing entrance of dirt and debris. Recirculating ball guides optimize load capacity and extend life. Read More

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