igus to Exhibit at Pack Expo 2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - April 16, 2008- igus®, a leading developer of high-performance polymer bearings, linear guides and cable management systems, will be exhibiting at Pack Expo this year. The company's automation components are often used on processing and packaging machinery and are completely lubrication-free, while offering a longer service life at less cost. New products for this year...

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Linear Guide Blocks and Rails come in variety of sizes.

Linear Guide Blocks and Rails come in variety of sizes.

Made of AISI 1055 Steel, BBRAILMHSR Series Guide Rails are available in lengths from 160-3,000 mm and have pre-drilled mounting holes at spacing ranging from 60-150 mm. Linear Guide Blocks, identified as BBXBLKMHSR Series, are offered in heavy and ultraheavy load types.

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LM Guide features lightweight design.

LM Guide features lightweight design.

Designed with cold drawn hollow rail and aluminum block, Light LM Guide enables high-speed operation. Unit includes hardened steel raceways and THK Caged Technology, which employs synthetic resin cage with patented curvature that cradles each ball and separates it from next one. Spaces between rolling elements retain grease and act as lubrication system for long-term, maintenance-free operation.

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Guide System is engineered for aluminum apron covers.

Guide System is engineered for aluminum apron covers.

Designed for use of aluminum aprons, non-motorized guide system works in purely mechanical manner. Reversing or winding system allows guiding in 1 or 2 directions, depending on type of apron (Aluflex or GS20). Available space next to or inside machine determines type of apron guide: whether to roll up or reverse, in elliptical or spiral movement, in every orientation. Design accommodates speeds...

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Roller Guides target machine tool industry.

Offered in custom sizes ranging from RA15 to RA65 and equipped with retaining piece, RA Series Roller Guides support factory automation applications, and offer substantial reduction in roller passage vibration to ensure motion accuracy. High performance seals block entry of foreign matter such as wood chips, metal chips, and dust into rolling surface, preventing performance loss. For severe...

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Linear Actuator features small mounting height.

Linear Actuator features small mounting height.

With installation height of 1.22 in., DryLin-® ZLW-0630 self-lubricating actuator features toothed-belt linear drive equipped with hard-anodized aluminum profile, DryLin W compact linear guide, iglide-® J plastic sliding elements, and plastic end blocks. Weighing 1.76 lb, maintenance-free unit has 2 ft stroke and operates at speeds up to 6.5 fps. DryLin ZLW is suited for quickly positioning...

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Inject/Eject Mechanisms optimize cPCI board handling.

Inject/Eject Mechanisms optimize cPCI board handling.

Compatible with all cPCI board sizes used in telecom, industrial, and military embedded computing applications, RoHS-compliant inject/eject mechanisms for circuit boards feature handle optimized for grip along with release action to facilitate use. Inject/eject handles engage with mounting rail to ensure positive connection as cPCI board is inserted into backplane connector. Operating button on...

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Miniature LM Guide utilizes caged ball technology.

Miniature LM Guide utilizes caged ball technology.

Available in heights from 6-6.5 mm, block widths from 12-17 mm, and block lengths from 14.2-19.4 mm, Model SRS5M/WM employs synthetic resin cage with curvature that cradles each ball and separates it from next one. Spaces between rolling elements retain grease and act as lubrication system. With low particle generation, guide is suitable for precision equipment applications, including medical,...

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NSK Precision America Introduces Two-Week Delivery for Monocarrier(TM) Linear Actuators

NSK Precision America Introduces Two-Week Delivery for Monocarrier(TM) Linear Actuators

Expedited delivery applies to common sizes Franklin, Indiana, June 23, 2008 - NSK Precision America has announced a new 3-4 week standard, 2-week expedited delivery program on common sizes of its Monocarrier(TM) linear actuators. To support this initiative, the company has established domestic production capabilities at its manufacturing facility in Franklin, Indiana. Our customers constantly...

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Linear Rail System can withstand corrosive environments.

Linear Rail System can withstand corrosive environments.

Suited for medical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and other applications where magnetism is an issue, DEFENDER features 1-piece rolled 304 SS construction, and can take radial and axial load of 170 and 89 lb, respectively. Sliding Carriage Block body features 3 hardened, 440C rollers with 2RS seals, and eccentric center roller allows for pre-load adjustment and smooth movement without clearance....

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