Our customers have special needs beyond off-the-shelf catalog linear guides. Here 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.
Track turn radius 200mm (7.9 inches) mates with catalog standard FXR43 series straight rail sections.
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.
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.
Prototypes: We reserved a portion of our production area exculsively for building prototypes. The lead engineer takes "hands-on" responsiblity for the first prototpye.
Additional Offerings: Design and Made-to-order 90 degree and 180 degree custom turns with matching block or carriages.
Since our systems are made to order we require the following to start a design or make a quotation:
A few areas where you can find these products in use are listed below: