Cage Assist Device eliminates cage creep.

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Based on rack and pinion design, Formula-S utilizes KBS cross roller cage with built in pinion. It is suitable for applications that require high acceleration and decelerations as well as high frequency oscillations. Unit can be used in any mounting orientation, especially vertical installations, and conforms to DIN standard. Formula-S is designed as drop-in solution for retrofitting existing machines or for use in new designs.



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Formula-S Eliminates Cage Creep

Bedford, MA, December 7, 2001-- SCHNEEBERGER, Inc. today announced an exciting innovation to eliminate "cage creep" - the Formula-S. Cage creep occurs in cross roller type slides that are subject to high accelerations, especially in vertical orientations with oscillatory motion. Once a cage migrates out of position, the result is reduction of travel and eventual damage as it repeatedly contacts the end piece and skids back.

Based on a rugged rack and pinion design, the SCHNEEBERGER Formula - S is the first production proven cage assist solution to eliminate cage creep in linear motion applications with accelerations up to 15G's! This economical device, utilizing the new KBS cross roller cage with built in pinion, is compatible with SCHNEEBERGER type RN and RNG series linear bearings. Grooves are machined along the face and top of each side of the bearing rail, to accept a rack. The rack is slid into the groove and secured with two clips that are snapped into place, preventing the rack from sliding. Based on this robust design, the Formula-S is ideal for applications that require high accelerations and decelerations as well as high frequency oscillations. It can easily be used in any mounting orientation, especially vertical installations, and conforms to DIN standards. The most beneficial feature of the Formula-S is that it has been designed as a "drop-in" solution for either retrofitting existing machines or for use in completely new designs!

"We feel the Formula-S option presents the marketplace with the perfect answer to a problem that has existed since the first cross roller bearing was offered over 60 years ago! " says Adrian Fuchser, Executive Vice President of Schneeberger, Inc. "Formula-S is a very simple and innovative option that design engineers can immediately implement in both current and new designs, without the worry of cage creep in their application."

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