Friday, May 21, 2010

HepcoMotion® SL2: Stainless Steel Based Slide System

HepcoMotion® SL2 is a stainless steel based slide system that is corrosion resistant, flexible and durable.

With up to 4m in length and clean room compatible, SL2 can be used in a variety of application environments. Use SL2 interchangeability with GV3 components consisting of stainless steel bearing assemblies, flat slides and spacer slides. Light-weight aluminum carriage plates and flange clamps are also available, with special surface treatment that provide corrosion resistance exceeding most stainless steels. This process is approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for use in food processing machinery. From food processing to scientific equipment, many applications have benefited from SL2’s smooth, precise, low friction movement and long service life with added corrosion resistance. Durability in the most demanding of operating conditions is what makes the SL2 Stainless Steel Based Slide System your sure linear motion solution.

• Single slide piece length up to 4 meters
• Clean room compatible
• Assembled units or components available
• Eliminate dirt traps with plastic plugs
• Can operate dry with no lubrication

Application Example (Bottle Filling Machine): SL2 system is used for vertical and horizontal guidance on a bottle filling machine in the cosmetics industry. Spacer slides are shown fixed to the machine structure on the horizontal axis. Short undrilled spacer slides are used on the vertical axis supported one end only by long type flange clamps.

Alternatively, bearing assemblies and cap seals can be mounted direct to the moving components of the machine. Care should be taken to ensure parallelism of opposing slides during installation. Twin type bearing assemblies can be used throughout in cases where there may be slight misalignment of opposing slides.

To read other application examples from the product catalog and learn more about this stainless steel based slide system // view SL2 on our website >>

Bishop-Wisecarver is growing!

We have expanded our bilingual services! Benjamin Domingo has joined Bishop-Wisecarver as the second bilingual customer service representative who can assist customers with their application requirements in either Spanish or English. To reach Benjamin, he can be phoned directly at 925.439.8272, ext. 8245, or via email at

Get the details about our newest job posting online >>

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We're hiring! Check out the details >>

Regional Sales Manager: We currently have a full time position open for Regional Sales Manager. See the original posting on our website here >

The ideal candidate for this position would be responsible for the following:
* Responsibility for the sale of company products through Independent Sales Representatives and Authorized Distributor networks.
* Oversee the Southeastern Region
* Aggressively pursue new account development
* Develop and implement sales and marketing strategies for the territory
* Conduct product and application training at OEM and Distributor locations
* Participate in the development of literature and promotional materials/activities, trade exhibitions, and competitive analysis
* Utilize CRM to provide status on quotes and leads, update contact information and write effective trip reports
* Travel as required to effectively manage territory

The ideal candidate should posses the following:
* Four year college degree preferred
* Minimum of eight years experience with sales in the Automation/Motion and Control industry
* Demonstrated prior success in achieving results using team driven philosophies
* Demonstrated proficiency in supporting corporate interest from remote site locations
* Ability to communicate effectively and exercise very positive people skills.

Please submit your resume (Word document), cover letter and salary requirements to Please include Regional Sales Manager in your subject line.

Incorporated in 1950, Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation is a second generation family owned manufacturing company specializing in guide wheels and guided motion technologies. Product offering includes linear and rotary components and systems used in automation and OEM applications.  Bishop-Wisecarver is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, or any other basis protected by Federal, State or local law or ordinance.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sponsor of the 15th Annual Luncheon of Wardrobe For Opportunity

As a sponsor, Bishop-Wisecarver attended the 15th Annual Luncheon of Wardrobe For Opportunity on May 17th, 2010 >>

Wardrobe for Opportunity works in partnership with the community to assist low-income individuals to "Find a Job, Keep a Job, and Build a Career." To learn more about Wardrobe for Opportunity's mission, 2010 plans and impact in the community, visit

To the left, Bishop-Wisecarver's bilingual customer service representative, Ricardo Iraheta, at the event. Ricardo was 2009 Male Client of the Year.

UtiliTrak® Linear Guides for Packaging Equipment

From filling to material transfer, from food products to industrial parts, UtiliTrak is available in three configurations for complete versatility for the broad and diverse packaging industry.

* With speeds up to 5.5 m/s * Acceleration to 5 g's for increased throughput * Low noise, low vibration * Lubed for life to keep equipment up and running * Self-cleaning action sweeps paper dust and other debris from the track * Corrosion resistant options available for food packaging and handling applications * Long length systems for transfer between processes or conveyor lines *

UtiliTrak is ideal for running two systems in parallel, and the vee side serves as the motion guide while the roller side compensates for parallel misalignment. Bridge connections now available!

Learn more about our three configurations: PW Series, SW Series, CR Series >>

CUSTOMER APPLICATION STORY: UtiliTrak® delivers stability and smooth operation
for the medical industry -- Custom five-wheel carriage increases load capacity needed for
“easy-to-guide” vertical motion. Read the full story here!

Monday, May 17, 2010

PD&D Editorial on FIRST by Pamela Kan

Discovering and developing a passion for science, technology, engineering and math.

"I first learned about the FIRST program while traveling with one of my salesmen. We called on several companies where somewhere within the course of the meeting one of the engineers would reveal their involvement as a mentor in a group called FIRST. I realize now that these mentors during the time of the competition are extremely dedicated and devote many hours to their teams and probably think of little else..."

Monday, May 10, 2010

Help Bishop-Wisecarver Celebrate Their 60 Year Anniversary

See our current video contest on OnlineVideoContests [COM] 

Due on June 15th, 2010 - As we gear up for our 60th anniversary, we want you to be a part of our celebration here at Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation®, and there’s no better way to kickoff the festivities than a video contest!

As the original maker of the DualVee Guide Wheel, we have a great appreciation for linear motion and innovation, so this year we want to discover and award the most creative DualVee® application.

Create a short video under one minute in length. The video needs to clearly show and explain the application -- address the challenge, explain the application and clearly show how and where DualVee is being used in your application. [ View ] the BWC contest announcement!

Friday, May 7, 2010

VIDEO SERIES, Life of an Inventor: Bud Wisecarver

Follow the series on our YouTube channel! American Toolmaker Bud Wisecarver, co-founder of Bishop-Wisecarver, is the original inventor of double angular contact bearing technology -- also known as, DualVee Guide Wheels. It all started in Bud's machine shop sixty years ago. We hope you will enjoy Bud's story via Life of an Inventor.

Click the arrows to shuffle through the video clips.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Application Profile: Plastic Bottle Molding, Inspection System

Challenge: Avid Inc. from Greeland, NH provides vision-based measurement and inspection systems for on-line and off-line industrial applications. The challenge was to meet their strong demand for a competitively priced linear slide actuator that could provide repeatable, reliable, and predictable linear transmission of newly molded plastic bottles through a high speed laser inspection station running in a clean environment.

Application Description: The plastic bottle inspection system transfers new bottles in position for thread, wall thickness, and overall “red lined” dimension inspection. Bottles are continuously inspected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A typical bottle molding machine can mold up to 80,000 per hour.

Solution: The PDU2’s extrusion design and clean lines were easily adapted to the 80/20 extrusion framework, blending in with other aluminum components. It replaced an outdated system which was about to be eliminated because of its industrial appearance, open carriage concept, and strong influence from other competitors designs. The closed system construction offered many benefits when compared to other products that were considered. PDU2 provides a competitively priced linear slide, and features such as extrusion design, sealed mechanical wheels and track, low profile, and the ability to conveniently cut the extrusion to length on-site were important benefits to Avid. Having a local sales representative available along with excellent factory support were also significant considerations.

Products Used: HepcoMotion PDU2, belt driven

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