Frictionless Tables feature cage centering mechanism.

Press Release Summary:

Formula-S Cage Assist Solution for Frictionless Slides eliminates cage creep in linear motion applications up to 15 G's. It utilizes KBS cross roller cage with built-in pinion. Formula-S is available with Type NK and NKL precision linear motion slides. Type NK comes in steel or cast iron, in 5 sizes with lengths from 25-510 mm and strokes from 10-450 mm. Aluminum Type NKL comes in 4 sizes with lengths from 25-410 mm and strokes from 10-280 mm.

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Schneeberger Frictionless Tables Now Available With Anti-Cage Creep Roller Cages

SUBJECT: New Product/Design Engineering/OEM Manufacturing

Bedford, MA, September 18, 2003--Schneeberger, Inc.- announced the addition of the Formula-S-Cage Assist Solution to their line of Frictionless Tables (Slides). This cage centering mechanism eliminates cage creep and is now available with their Type NK and NKL precision linear motion Slides.

Steel rollers retained in a plastic cage roll in between precision ground surfaces of linear guide rails to provide ultra smooth linear positioning. Creep of the cross-roller cage gradually occurs in cross roller type bearings 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.

Schneeberger slides type NK and NKL offer exceptional quality and reliability through use of Schneeberger cross roller bearings. The NK, single axis model available in steel or cast-iron, comes in 5 sizes, has lengths ranging from 25 to 510 mm and strokes from 10 to 450mm. The NKL, single axis model has a light-weight aluminum design and comes in 4 sizes, lengths from 25 to 410mm, and strokes from 10 to 280mm. Applications for Schneeberger slides include optical inspection, medical and automated assembly.

Schneeberger Inc., one of four subsidiaries of W. Schneeberger AG, headquartered in Switzerland, markets precision linear motion components and systems for demanding applications. Products include ball and cross-roller bearings, miniature slides and rails, profile guides, automated linear and rotary modules, multi-axis positioning systems, and precision ball screws. Based in Bedford, MA, Schneeberger, Inc sells directly through regional sales offices located throughout the US. For more information, contact Schneeberger at 1-800-854-6333 or visit

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