Friday, October 24, 2014

Application Feature: Stable, Smooth, and Quiet Camera Slider


A manufacturer of camera sliders received complaints from their customers that they couldn’t record sound due to the noise being generated from the bearing and slide engagement on previous camera slider.


In this application, the customer needed a linear parallel guidance system supporting a camera mount and camera. The system required a very rigid but quiet design to reduce vibration, noise and be able to handle a max weight of 190 lbs.  


Bishop-Wisecarver’s custom UtiliTrak carriage and a hardened steel raceway with a precision ground running surface of Ra 0.8 micrometers was used in order to ensure smooth quiet operation.


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