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Custom 90 Degree Turn Mates with Standard FXR43 Series Linear Guides

Our customers have special needs beyond off-the-shelf catalog linear guides. Below is an example of a system that allows a payload to be moved around track that consists of straight and 90 degree turn sections. All the catalog offerings were for straight sections so we designed and made all the corners for this application.

90 Degree Corner Turn

Mates with Catalog FXR43 Series Rails

10lb payload hangs from block while being guided about a track consisting of straight and 90 degree corner sections.

Track Radius is ___ mm (__ inches)
Payload attached to center bolt

This design started with a requirement to move a xxxxxx for a xxxxx system along a particular motion path.
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All our curved linear rail systems are designed to your specific motion profile requirement. We will need several bits of data such as the motion profile, moving payload weight, and speed prior to estimating the cost of the system.

Using FXR43 Series Products We Created a Custom Solution

The special profile (i.e., rail end view) of the FXR rail lends itself to creating many unique assembly possibilities. Matching cam rollers bearings ride along the flats of the rail allowing higher load capability than other bearing products.

Multiple cam roller bearings can be arranged to secure and guide a payload along the rail.

  • Position one - cam roller bearing on top of rail (as shown below).
  • Position two - cam roller bearing on side of rail (not shown).
  • Position three - cam roller bearing underneath the rail (not shown).

Arranging the bearings to move smoothly along a straight section is relatively simple but when the track starts to turn you, need to know what to do to avoid binding or worse yet having the moving assembly fail to stay connected to the rail.

FXR Series Systems

The rails are made of carbon steel and go through a nitride hardening process with a T RACE-NOX treatment.

This special process improves wear and provides a corrosion resistant surface for long life.

Typical Product Use

A few areas where you can find these products in use are listed below:

  • Factory Automation
  • Material Transfer Systems
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Robot Loading Systems
  • Machine Door Systems
  • Safety Gate Systems

Custom Design Capabilities

Prototypes: We reserve a portion of our shop for custom designing and machining to quickly create working models for you to evaluate.

Accessories: Design and Made-to-order 90 degree and 180 degree custom turns with matching block or carriages.

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