Press Release Summary:
Offering rail widths from 70-150 mm, Type SRW Caged Roller LM Guide uses highly rigid rollers with L/D of 1.5 or more. Caged Technology employs synthetic resin cage with curvature that cradles each roller and separates it from the next. Cage keeps rollers uniformly aligned so that skewing is prevented when entering load region of block. Spaces between rolling elements retain grease and act as lubrication system for long-term, maintenance-free operation.
Original Press Release:
THK Widens Caged Roller Technology Possibilities With Wide Type SRW LM Guide
Schaumburg, IL - (August 30, 2004) THK has added a Wide Type LM Guide to its long list of performance-proven Caged Technology products. The Type SRW Caged Roller LM Guide is ultra-rigid, long-term maintenance free and smooth operating.
The rigidity of the Type SRW is further enhanced through the use highly rigid rollers with an L/D of 1.5 or more. The wide block Type SRW has a pitching moment (Mc) capacity 1.5 times that of the THK's Type SRG Caged Roller LM Guide. Type SRW now offers rail widths from 70 to 150 mm.
THK's Caged Technology employs a synthetic resin cage with a patented curvature that cradles each roller and separates it from the next. The THK cage keeps the rollers uniformly aligned so that skewing is prevented when entering the load region of the block. Variations in rolling resistance are reduced allowing for stable and smooth movement. The spaces between the rolling elements retain grease and act as a lubrication system for long-term maintenance-free operation. Other Caged Technology benefits include low dust generation and reduced wear.
The overwhelming success of THK's Caged Technology has propelled the expansion of caged technology throughout the product line. THK is also expanding their product offering to include larger and smaller sizes as well as new materials and technology to achieve superior results in the most demanding applications.
To learn more, visit their IMTS Booth #D-4305, log on to www.thk.com or contact THK America, Inc., 200 E. Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173, Phone: (847) 310-1111, Fax: (847) 310-1182, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.