Thursday, August 9, 2012

[ ANIMATION ] Moment Load Carriages for Linear and Rotary Guides

The latest version of the HepcoMotion® PRT2 product line — a collection of ring slides and segments, bearings and ancillary components — supplied design engineers with a multitude of rotary motion options to choose from. And just recently, another addition has been made for applications with high downward or offset loading conditions. Check out the video demonstration below.

High moment load carriages are now available, providing extra support and rigidity. They come in two configurations (both designed to connect to the track system support beam):
  • The static carriage is designed to take on additional load while in a stationary position. The carriage is supported when it makes contact with a pair of eccentrically adjustable roller bearings, fitted to the framework of the track system. In essence, this set-up provides the system with the extra load capacity needed at a workstation with large downward forces (like punching or stamping).
  • The dynamic option provides continuous support to the carriage, around the entire track while the load is moving. The carriage is fitted with eccentric roller bearings which can be adjusted to make contact with a support track following the main vee guide circuit.

These moment load carriages are available in a range of sizes, including an extra wide carriage option. Carriages can be supplied complete with a carriage locking system for positive location within +/- 50 microns. Another great feature is that these carriages can also be utilized with GV3 components in linear applications.

To learn more about PRT2 moment load carriages, strike up a conversation with one of our in-house applications engineers. We will also have PRT2 on display at our IWF booth (#4412) this month.