Track Range is designed for heavy lifting applications.

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Hepcomotion® MHD (Max Heavy Duty) track range is designed to support high-load and high-duty applications. Supplied as kit of parts, products have 2 basic elements: bearing blocks and tracks. Kits come with set of 4 bearing blocks, each with 3 integral crowned rollers, that are sealed for life of product. Bearing blocks run on pair of 100 x 40 mm flat tracks, available in single lengths of 1.4 m. Tracks can be butted together to meet any length requirement.

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Bishop-Wisecarver Announces Hepcomotion® MHD for Heavy Lifting

Max Heavy Duty System is Ideal for Transporting Heavy Automation Equipment

Pittsburg, CA - - June 6, 2006 - - Today, Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation announced its new MHD track range, which supports high load and high duty applications, such as robot transfer systems for welding and assembly operations in the automotive and heavy mechanical handling industries.

MHD - or Max Heavy Duty - is supplied as a kit of parts with two basic elements - - bearing blocks and tracks. The system comes complete with a left and right block assembly.

MHD's advanced features reduce down time associated with bearing failure. The set of four bearing blocks, each with three large integral crowned rollers, are sealed for the life of the product. This increases the linear life of the bearings, and provides a smoother operation. The top bearing, which sustains the heaviest load, is a tapered roller bearing, providing superior capacity and rigidity. Side and lower rollers are eccentric, eliminating play from the system. The double-row tapered roller bearings, which are caged and lubricated for life, reduce friction and require no maintenance. Additionally, MHD's bearings are aligned in the direction of motion, allowing it to resist end loading and premature failure caused by axial loading.

The bearing blocks run on a pair of 100 by 40mm flat tracks. Tracks are hardened and fully ground on all surfaces, and are available in single lengths of 1.4m. The high-precision tracks can be butted together to provide a system of unlimited length.

MHD can increase productivity in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, robotics, transfer system, welding system and material handling - - anywhere high offset loads are seen in heavy automation applications, where durability and long life is required.

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.

Bishop-Wisecarver has been the exclusive North and Central American Partner and Distributor for HepcoMotion® products since 1984. HepcoMotion is the worldwide identity and trading name for Hepco Slide Systems, Ltd.

© Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation. All rights reserved. Bishop-Wisecarver is a registered trademark of Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation. HepcoMotion is a registered trademark of Hepco Slides Systems Limited.

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