Guide to linear bearings and guidance systems now available

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An overview to Schaeffler's complete range of linear bearings and guidance systems is now available. Schaeffler's comprehensive range of linear products includes shaft, track roller and monorail guides; linear recirculating units; hydrostatic guides; linear roller bearings; miniature guides; linear actuators and tables; ball and planetary roller screws; direct drives; and linear accessories.

Design engineers, machine builders and systems integrators will benefit from a new, 12-page reference guide to Schaeffler's comprehensive range of linear bearings and guidance systems.

The free guide enables engineers to quickly browse and locate the relevant component or system and then order the more detailed catalogue(s).

Schaeffler's complete linear offering is one of the most comprehensive in the world, available from a single source. The range includes shaft, track roller and monorail guidance systems; six-, four- and two-row ball guidance systems; linear recirculating ball bearing units; hydrostatic guidance systems; flat cage guidance systems; linear roller bearings; miniature guidance systems; linear actuators and tables; ball and planetary roller screws; mechatronics and direct drive technology (IDAM); and a range of linear accessories.

As well sections on specific linear bearing products, the guide also explains how customers can benefit from using Schaeffler's Bearinx® application support software, which enables modeling and calculation of complex linear machine bearing arrangements. The new linear calculation module takes into account the non-linear elastic deflection behaviour of the bearings; elasticity of carriage and guideway; linear bearing pre-load; roller profiling; load-related contact angle shifts for linear ball bearings; and the actual contact pressure when a tilted position and rolling element profiles are considered.

For customers who require fast delivery of custom linear bearings and guidance systems, including machined shafts, Schaeffler has a large stock of shafts available from its UK Linear Quick-Centre, which is located at the company's UK manufacturing plant in Llanelli, South Wales. This facility enables Schaeffler to offer UK customers rapid deliveries on linear systems, rails, shafts, cages and carriages, as well as customer-specific machined shafts.

For your free copy of the 'Linear Bearings and Guidance Systems' (ref: LP8) overview guide, please visit or telephone the marketing department on 0121 313 5870 or email

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