In an age of information overload, sometimes you just want a quick jolt of just-the-basics. That's why we started this "Espresso Chat" blog series — a quick 200-words-or-less article that touches on a little bit of everything from products and technologies to industry news. Today, we bring you a shot-sized application story about our [ PRT2 ] precision ring and track solutions.
SOLUTION: PRT2 by HepcoMotion exclusively from Bishop-Wisecarver proved to be a perfect fit — after customization, you can "fit and forget" because the product keeps neat and tidy using its self-cleaning vee-groove linear guide wheels. This curvilinear track fills and seals 12,000 quarter-liter to two-liter bottles an hour. That's thirty linked carriages shuffling bottles at a rate of 1.4 meters a second with 5-meter-per-second acceleration around curves. The track is 1,800mm long with a curve diameter of 318mm, and because it's stainless steel, the motion system holds up well in a food processing environment like this one.
MAKE IT A DOUBLE: Check out this video we created of a robotic gaming chair that uses a ring and track system to swivel and rotate a seat in sync with the player's game — super cool!