Bishop-Wisecarver Awarded Patent for Dualvee® Integral Guide Wheels


Company Granted Second DualVee Patent

Pittsburg, CA - February 7, 2008 - Today, Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee® guide wheel and industry leader in guided motion technology, announced that it has been awarded a U.S. Patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for its technology developed in the latest addition to its DualVee product line, integral guide wheels.

Available in carbon steel or polymer versions, integral wheels feature a one piece design with the stud or bushing incorporated in the wheel. Larger sizes feature a machined inner bearing race, while the smallest sizes use a swaged retaining technology to secure the wheel to the stud. With a lower profile and larger diameter fastener than the company's original DualVee (patented in 1967), new integral wheels provide greater rigidity and increased mounting torque capability.

"We are very pleased to have been awarded a second patent for our core technology," says Pamela Kan, president of Bishop-Wisecarver. "The acceptance of this patent clearly defines Bishop-Wisecarver's history of innovation, and further reinforces our position as the pioneer and industry leader of guide wheel technology. We are committed to our mission of providing Motion Without Limits."

For more information on DualVee integral wheels visit www.bwc.com/products/dual-vee.html.

About Bishop-Wisecarver

Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation has remained one of the most respected names in guided motion technology since 1950. The San Francisco Bay Area company manufactures, stocks, and distributes guided motion components and systems for linear, rotary and curved track applications. Bishop-Wisecarver products are used worldwide in industries such as packaging, medical device manufacturing, wood processing, food processing, and semi-conductor fabrication.

Rene Halog
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation
Tel: 1 (925) 431-8234
Fax: 1 (925) 439-5931
Email: renee@bwc.com

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