Linear Bearings

Mechanical Power Transmission

Optimized Bearings match customers' application needs.

June 2, 2015

Part of SKF EnCompass Field Performance Programme, SKF Bearings have been optimized to meet real-world application conditions. SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings offer 50% less seal friction, while SKF Energy Efficient deep groove ball bearings minimize frictional losses. SKF Energy Efficient Y-bearings are characterized by lower frictional moment, and SKF Explorer steel/steel plain bearings are initially lubricated and sealed to eliminate need for relubrication. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

The Advantage of OAV Dovetail Series

March 20, 2015

WHEN ULTRA PRECISION LINEAR MOTION MATTERS For some applications there is a need to maintain ultra precision even under heavy loads, high speeds and high acceleration. That’s where OAV Dovetail Series manifests its advantage over other linear air bearing systems. The OAV Dovetail is equipped with non-contact frictionless support on the top and angled frictionless support on the bottom –... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Drives are available with fourth rolling ring bearing.

April 16, 2014

Amacoil-Uhing Model RG3 linear drives with 3 rolling ring bearings can be fitted with 4th, adding 2 more bearing-to-shaft contact points and doubling thrust of units. Products come in range of sizes with side thrust ranging from 7-800 lb. Travel speed and direction are mechanically controlled, suiting drives for use in equipment needing reciprocating linear motion component. They also suit material handling systems, spraying assemblies, converting equipment, and metrology/inspection machines. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Integrated XY Ball-Screw Stage for Cost-Sensitive Planar Performance

April 2, 2014

• Integrated, low-profile, XY, ball-screw stage • Long-life linear motion guide bearing system • Optional low thermal expansion glass linear encoder • Cost-effective, high-precision planar performance Aerotech's PlanarSL mechanical bearing, ball-screw-driven XY stages offer exceptional performance in a cost-sensitive, low-profile package. Combining two axes of motion in a... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Mechanical Power Transmission

Thomson Glide Screw(TM) Selected as "Golden Mousetrap" Awards Finalist

February 24, 2014

WOOD DALE, IL – The innovative design of the Glide Screw™ from Thomson Industries, Inc.,  a leading manufacturer of linear motion products, has been recognized by the judges in the Design News 2013 "Golden Mousetrap" Awards. These awards showcase the best new products and celebrate people who are leading and invigorating design, engineering and manufacturing in North America. Selected as... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Bishop-Wisecarver Group Exhibiting at Automation Technology EXPO West from February 11-13

February 12, 2014

Woman-Owned Automation Manufacturer to Feature New Products and Services at Press Briefings Pittsburg, CA – The Bishop-Wisecarver Group (BWG), a woman-owned family of WBENC certified companies will feature recently released automation products and services at the Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West in Anaheim Convention Center from February 11-13. Join them at their on-site press... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Action Bearing Biomedical Division Stands Boston Strong with Prosthetics Niche

November 21, 2013

BOSTON, MA – Long before the Boston Marathon bombing, Action Bearing, providers of bearing and related products for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets throughout the U.S. and internationally, served prosthetics companies through its Robotic and Automation Division. Post-bombing, the company has doubled its efforts in serving prosthetics... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Emerson Bearing Biomedical Division Stands Boston Strong with Prosthetics Niche

November 21, 2013

BOSTON, MA — Long before the Boston Marathon bombing, Emerson Bearing, providers of bearing and related products for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets throughout the U.S. and internationally, served prosthetics companies through its Robotic and Automation Division. Post-bombing, the company has doubled its efforts in serving prosthetics... Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Thomson Solution Delivers Smooth, Backlash-free "Horsepower"

November 12, 2013

Thomson ballscrew and linear rail bearing assemblies support heavy loads while delivering accurate equine patient positioning for fast and accurate CT scans WOOD DALE, IL – The EquusCT℠ from Artec Imaging is a patient position and CT scanning table with floating carousel that offers a high degree of maneuverability for veterinarians practicing equine healthcare. EquusCT utilizes a... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

50 Years of NSK Europe

November 5, 2013

The Japanese bearing manufacturer NSK established its first European sales office exactly 50 years ago – in October 1963 – in Düsseldorf. As it expanded its business activities in Europe, additional sales organisations were set up in other European countries. NSK Europe's first manufacturing facility in Peterlee (UK) was founded in 1976 – an important milestone in the company's 50-year... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Bearings come in JIS sizes.

August 13, 2013

Available in inch, metric, and Japanese Industrial Standard sizes, Super Smart Ball Bushing® Linear Bearings feature universal self-aligning bearing plates that are forgiving of misaligned housing bores and shaft deflection, promoting uniform ball loading over entire length of bearing plate as well as optimized distribution of load between ball tracks. Bearings have coefficients of friction as low as 0.001 with steady state speeds up to 3 m/s and acceleration up to 150 m/s². Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Optical Cage System allows unlimited customization.

September 21, 2012

Consisting of precision rods and plates, TECHSPEC Cage System Linear Translation Assemblies offer alternative to complex optical alignment systems, and allow user to construct custom, adaptable opto-mechanical component systems with limitless options for modification. In addition to building customized digital fluorescence microscopes or autocollimators, system can create Michelson Interferometers, allowing for adjustment of all instrument parameters. 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

Fasteners & Hardware, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Robotics

Plastic Bushings Are the Backbone of Students' Robot

May 25, 2012

The 21st annual FIRST® Robotics Championship came to a close on April 28th in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO.<4444>More than 30,000 fans, families, educators and industry leaders gathered for the week-long event, which celebrated the engineering and robotics accomplishments of more than 600 student teams from all over the globe. igus®, a diamond-level sponsor for the organization,... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Bearings Deliver Savings of $36,000

February 10, 2012

A manufacturer of scientific instruments and laboratory equipment used for applications and research in particle science technology uses DryLin® R linear bearings in its series of physisorption and chemisorption analyzers. The manufacturer replaced recirculating ball bearings, which required frequent maintenance and re-lubrication, and as a result is able to save more than $36,000 per... Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Roller Guides offer line contact and optimized rigidity.

May 13, 2010

Suited for where heavy loads must be moved in confined spaces without loss of precision or rigidity, Tschudin and Heid linear roller cages and guides allows displacement of moving parts in axial direction via use of parallel shafts and sleeves; no radial movement is possible. Rollers offer line contact with guide, enabling low pre-load at assembly to be maintained. Rollers are arranged within plastic or metallic cage in spiral fashion, spread over entire surface area of shaft and sleeve. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Roller Bearing withstands contaminated applications.

November 11, 2009

Featuring all steel and iron construction, 4 in. RoundWay® RW64-V provides dynamic load capacity of 70,000 lbf at operating temperatures up to 500°F and speeds up to 100 fps. Round shaft enables bearing to rotate, eliminating potential for induced torsional stresses. In addition to concave rollers with 10 million inch L10 rated travel life, bearing features eccentric trunion pin that enables pitch self-alignment, and chain-link design for use in severely contaminated applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Smooth Guidance

November 5, 2009

Linear guidance in the food industry<4444>EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - October 30, 2009 - A cutting machine's in-feed uses pillow blocks from the igus® DryLin® linear range on its guidance mechanism used to center blocks of cheese weighing up to 187 pounds.<4444>The arms of this centralizing unit are mounted on the pillow blocks and then guided smoothly up from beneath a conveyor. The position of... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Patent Awarded to Bishop-Wisecarver for New Dualvee® Washdown Wheels

August 31, 2009

Third DualVee Patent is Granted for Life Extending Design<4444>Pittsburg, CA - - August 19, 2008 - - Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee® guide wheel and industry leader in guided motion technology, announced today that it has been awarded a third U.S. Patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its latest technological development of a washdown... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Rail/Bearing System is anti-magnetic and corrosion resistant.

April 29, 2009

Designed to be washed down with disinfectants or industrial cleaners, SS DEFENDER Linear Rail(TM) suits medical, pharmaceutical, and food processing applications. Rails are available in lengths of 40.94, 59.84, 81.89, and 122.83 in. or in cut to order sizes, and each 3 bearing slider unit is 3.15 in. long. Cross section of bearing and slider is only 1.02 x .866 in. Bearing rails are rolled 304 stainless with internal bearing race, and each 440C SS ball bearing roller features 2RS seals. Read More