Accuracy and reliable linear motion for tough environments

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What makes HepcoMotion's GV3 system stand out from the crowd for arduous applications? Build quality is key to its superior performance and so too is its 'V' operating principle.

Continuously developed for more than fifty years, the 'V' concept makes the GV3 linear motion system the perfect choice in tough environments such as offshore engineering. One of the major benefits is the self cleaning action that eliminates contamination of the slideway.

Also significant is the extent of travel achievable by GV3, fitted with HepcoMotion cap seals, before re-lubrication is required. For most harsh environment applications GV3 is therefore a fit and forget system.

The inherently low friction of the GV3 system means it positively thrives in high speed conditions, especially in applications which also require prolonged accuracy. In addition to low noise, low friction also allows the system to run dry, if needed.

Low friction also means low energy consumption and long re-lubrication intervals cut maintenance costs. By comparison a recirculating ball monorail is highly susceptible to dirt ingress in the ball track, causing the block to fail catastrophically and permanently damage the rail.

The need for a replacement bearing is the worst that can happen to a GV3 system, a task that can easily be accomplished without affecting the slide. Furthermore, thanks to its adjustable eccentric bearings, GV3 will continue to work even when worn.

If corrosion resistance is needed, the customer can specify the HepcoMotion SL2 range which is directly interchangeable with GV3 and made to the same specifications. Indeed the range offers a choice of materials to achieve the best compromise between corrosion resistance and wearability. Different bearing options complement this flexibility.

Superior surface finish also plays an important part in the longevity of the GV3 system. Quite simply, the better the finish, the less likelihood of surface corrosion and for this purpose HepcoMotion has invested heavily in capital equipment to provide this performance edge.

HepcoMotion harsh environment and corrosion resistant products are not just restricted to basic X-Y-Z linear motion. It also provides complete ring and track systems.


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