New Bearing and Drive System Capable of Travel Speed up to 1.7 m/sec (5.5 ft/sec)

Press Release Summary:

  • Features +/- 5-micron repeatability, and zero backlash
  • Can handle dynamic loads to 500 kg (1102 lbs)
  • Offers 4000 mm. (157.480 in.) standard stroke length and custom stroke lengths to 10 m (32.8 ft.) can be specified

Original Press Release:

New! High Speed Integrated Bearing and Drive System Features +/- 5 Microm Repeatability!

E. Longmeadow, MA – LM76 is the Exclusive North American Distributor of a new high speed integrated bearing and drive system featuring +/- 5 micron repeatability, and zero backlash! This new X-Axis BE125-10 Open Screw Drive System sets new standards for: Length of travel, speed, and precision for Cartesian Robots (robots that move in X,Y and Z axes according to Cartesian Coordinates also know as rectangular coordinates) and single axis linear stages! 

The new X-Axis BE125-10 Open Screw Drive System is a compact linear stage measuring 125 mm (4.921 in.) wide x 86 mm (3.386 in.) high x 4391 mm (172.874 in.) long and can handle dynamic loads to 500 kg (1102 lbs). The standard stroke length is 4000 mm (157.480 in.) and custom stroke lengths to 10 m (32.8 ft) can be specified. 

This new drive system consists of a precision ground open screw and two pre-loaded radial ball bearings additionally the open screw drive system is supported by bearings spaced every 250 mm that prevent screws as long as 10 m from whipping even at 5000 rpms. This is in contrast to a closed screw system (ball screw and nut) which are more limited as to length of travel and rpms.

 The guide system consists of two parallel shafts and 8 preloaded radial bearings. In addition to smooth motion, low vibration, low noise (<68db at 3000 rpm), and minimal heat generation the BE125-10 Open Screw Drive System is capable of travel speed up to 1.7 m/sec (5.5 ft/sec). and pitch and yaw accuracy over 4000 mm (157.480 in.) of travel is just +/- 0.02 mm (0.00079 in).

Get the high precision X Axis BE125-10 Open Screw Drive System for higher throughput, and guaranteed longer life in: Pick-and-place, sorting, packaging, assembly, machining, and testing applications. This complete linear stage and drive system is easily integrated in new and existing applications. 

LM76 also manufacturers a broad variety of FDA & USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in inch sizes of .25 inches to 1.5 inches, and a FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications. The bearing options include: Self-lubricating FDA & USDA compliant Teflon® composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower cost bearings with a ceramic coated shell and FDA & USDA compliant liner. Bearings are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman Teflon® Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr. E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: or visit the Web site at:

For additional information regarding this release prior to publication please contact--
Don Wismann
Tel: 505-234-1182
Cell: 760-497-0776

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