Del-Tron Offers 3D Models in All Major CAD Formats through 3D ContentCentral
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Del-Tron Precision Inc.
5-T Trowbridge Dr., P.O. Box 505
Bethel, CT, 06801
Press release date: May 17, 2006
(May 17, 2006) - Del-Tron Precision has announced that it is making 3D models of its linear motion products available in all major computer-aided design (CAD) formats in an on-line catalog on its web site www.deltron.com and also on www.3DContentCentral.com. The online 3D catalog makes it easy for users to locate the component they need, configure and view the desired 3D model, and download the model for use in their own design. Downloading certified models saves design engineering cost and makes it possible to bring products to market faster. A key advantage of Del-Tron's new online catalog is that customers can view, zoom, pan and rotate 3D models of Del-Tron products on the web simply by downloading a free viewer without requiring CAD software.
Del-Tron product lines that are currently available on the on-line catalog include Ball Slide Assemblies, Anti-Creep Linear Slides, Crossed Roller Slides, Precision Series, High Precision Series, Mini Posi-Drive Stages, Posi-Drive Stages, Friction Free Actuators, Crossed Rolled Rail Sets, Crossed Roller Slide Tables, and Micro Miniature Automated Positioning Stages. Other products will be added in the near future.
Del-Tron ball slide assemblies offer extraordinarily low friction because of their straight line design. More commonly used recirculating ball bearings have a higher coefficient of friction because the peripheral track is shorter on the inner race than on the outer race, causing the ball to skid on one or the other. Linear ball bearings with Del-Tron's straight line design run exactly equal distances on the pair of tracks in linear bearings, permitting the balls to run with low friction, wear, or skidding at any preload. The typical coefficient of friction for Del-Tron ball slides is only 0.003.
Crossed roller slides use rollers that are alternately crisscrossed with each other and move between a set of four, partially flat, parallel, smooth rods on each side of the base. The rollers share a larger contact surface with the rods as compared to the point contact of steel balls. This bearing design allows crossed roller slides to carry larger loads and absorb greater load impacts than equivalent size ball slides. Del-Tron crossed roller slides provide straight line accuracy to 0.0001"/inch of travel and repeatability to 0.0001".
Del-Tron Precision anti-creep ball slide assemblies eliminate misalignment that can sometimes occur in conventional linear motion devices when they operate with vertical or uneven loads or offset forces. The new design features a single piece cage and integral positive end stop that prevents ball cage misalignment and keeps the rolling elements centered in the assembly.
Del-Tron also offers both ball slide and crossed roller positioning stages. Spring loaded micrometer drives allow precise repeatable adjustments with low friction and zero backlash. Slides provide accuracy to 0.0001 inch straight line accuracy per inch of travel and 0.0001 inch repeatability.
Del-Tron Precision is a leading manufacturer of linear bearings used in automated industrial equipment and instruments worldwide. The originator of the sub miniature ball bearing slide assembly, Del-Tron Precision began operations in 1974 supplying original equipment manufacturers with the world's first commercially available sub miniature ball slide model D-1. Since then, thousands of Del-Tron ball slides have been incorporated into medical analyzing and testing machines, semiconductor processing equipment, computer peripherals, assembly systems, scientific instruments and many other machines. Del-Tron's modern corporate campus boasts highly automated computer controlled equipment and final inspection of 100% of all products has been Del-Tron's policy since its inception.
For more information, contact Del-Tron by phone at 800-245-5013, by fax at 203-778-2721, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the web at www.deltron.com or www.3DContentCentral.com. All Del-Tron Precision products may be ordered online with purchase order or credit card.