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Ring track carries heavier loads and offers more choices

07 July, 2010

HepcoMotion has launched a precision ring track system with load capacities at least 50% higher than its previous generation, as well as offering more sizes, extending customer choice by 45%. The PRT2 system (shown below) includes a wide range of ring slides and segments, bearings and ancillary components.

The friction-free, debris-tolerant system, launched at the recent MACH show in the UK, also adds several options for engineering innovative systems. Various types of slide – single- and double-edged, internal or external vees, gear-cut or plain – are available in either steel or stainless steel with hardened vee edges for good wear resistance. The large hollow centre can accommodate components and services.

The track systems can combine ring segments and straight slides to achieve an almost unlimited variety of open and closed circuits. As well as 90° and 180° ring segments, customers can specify straight slides up to 4m long that can be butted together to achieve track systems of any length.

Bearings are available in five sizes and various formats in both twin- and double-row configurations. All are lubricated for life internally and are available with metal shields to exclude dust and swarf, or nitrile seals to prevent the ingress of liquids and debris.

Other additions include carriage clamping brakes and high-moment load carriage system. The latter provides extra support in applications where high downward or offset loads are possible. A bleed option can dose continuous lubrication directly into the vee contact faces to eliminate the need for servicing.

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