We design, develop, and manufacture custom curved linear rail guide systems for medical, industrial, and mobile vehicle applications.   Below is an example of a door guide system that allows an offroad vehicle cabin door to slide and seal tightly upon closing.


Door Guide Track System Door Guide Track System


Door Closure System Example

Allows door to push out and slide back upon opening. Allows door to pull in and seal tight upon closing.


Block (or carriage) is driven via external belt system

Payload is about 25 lbs (111 N) per block.
Specifications:
  • Rail length is 864 mm (34 inches)
  • Offset is approximately 152mm (6 inches)
  • Payload attaches via a female rod end bearing

Background - Offroad Vehicle Application

In this application the customer needed to control or guide the cabin door movement along a specific motion path.

Drawer Slide Systems

Our standard slide systems are made of heavy duty cold drawn steel profiled rails mated with cold formed intermediate elements to give the product superior strength over conventional stamped metal drawer slides.

Each rail goes through a special heat treating process to improve wear and provide a corrosion resistant surface for long life.

Custom Design Capabilities

For annual volume production requirements of a few hundred pieces it is sometimes feasible to design and manufacture a custom solution.   If you have unique requirements or wish to keep the competition from quickly replicating your efforts custom solutions are a good way to go.   In this particular case no off-the-self solution was available and it made sense to go this direction.


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 Unloading Arm
  • Pull-outs on Mobile Vehicles
  • Hospital Isolation Areas
  • Pass-Through Chambers
  • Workstation Loading Systems
  • AS/RS Storage Retrieval Systems