Friday, August 13, 2010

PAPER INDUSTRY: Guide Wheel System Properties, Selection & Sizing

By Brett Frederick, Project Engineer with C.G. Bretting Manufacturing and Kevin Kegel, Assembly Specialist with C.G. Bretting Manufacturing

Paper dust particulates wreak havoc with just about every aspect of paper converting machinery, and especially the bearings. Linear guides, planar bearings and shafts, even with wipers, lubricators, scrapers or bellows, tend to draw particulates into the bearings. Without adequate protection, paper dust mixes with bearing lubricant and damages bearing raceways and balls. We found Bishop-Wisecarver’s DualVee® guide-wheel carriages protected the bearings and track from particulates, resulting in higher machine performance ratings without sacrificing accuracy [ VIEW FULL PDF ]