Partners in Vee Principle linear motion

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The relationship between HepcoMotion and Bishop-Wisecarver spans many decades and is based on the linear motion vee-principle. Bishop-Wisecarver's DualVee Motion Technology (DMT) is now an important and integral part of the HepcoMotion product programme and a popular choice for anti-friction guidance mechanisms operating in parallel.

Bishop-Wisecarver's DualVee Motion Technology (DMT) is based on a double row angular contact bearing arrangement. In common with HepcoMotion standard vee technology, DualVee® uses opposing concentric and eccentric bushings for adjusting free play and clearance between the track and guide wheels. The rolling contact between wheel and track also provides a constant self-cleaning action.

DualVee is ideal for anti-friction guidance mechanisms, typically in applications requiring two systems to be spaced apart offering a wide span in machine door guarding systems, packaging and handling equipment. Continuous development of DualVee® has led to a range of new options. These address applications from light duty linear motion in clean rooms through to rugged transport systems.

The DualVee product programme comprises individually selectable tracks, guide wheels and bushings, all of which have been enhanced by new sizes and options. Wheel capacities across the range have increased by up to 40% and one notable new addition is integral bushed wheels that reduce both component cost and assembly time.

Polymer over-moulded wheels are now available for low load, cost sensitive applications and also new to the range is Pristinox drilled stainless steel track, offering improved corrosion resistance. A further choice is the new MiniVee®, a low cost miniature linear guidance system using polymer or steel wheels and the smallest double edged track.

The UtiliTrak linear guideway has also been upgraded. It's now a more compact one-piece carbon steel construction that is both hardened and ground to provide a smooth running surface. It comes with 3, 4 or 5 wheel carriage assemblies allowing higher loads to be accommodated. Quick to install and available on short lead times UtiliTrak is available in two series for loads up to 16,800N or 311N. The corrosion resistant option comprises a stainless steel composite rail and stainless steel DualVee® wheels with sealed bearings for high load requirements.

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