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Oval Track System

We design, develop, and manufacture custom curved linear rail guide systems for medical, industrial, and mobile vehicle applications. Below is an example of a system that we designed for a food packaging machine. It provides a means to transport pouches in a controlled manner along an oval track to various fill and seal stations.

The track radius 225mm (8.8 inches) with 1200mm (47.2 inches)long straight sections. Up to 40 moving blocks can be utilized to move product along the rail.

Oval Track System

Food Pouch Transport System

Blocks driven via belt, cable, or chain. Payload is about 3-5 lbs (13-22 N) per block.

Track Radius is 225 mm (8.8 inches)
Payload attaches to top of block
Block and Rail made of Aluminium, Black Anodized

This design started with a requirement to move pouches in a particular motion profile within a food packaging machine. An economical off-the-shelf solution was not available.
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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.

Modular Track Sections Allow For Use in Multiple Machines

The ability to easily shorten or lengthen the track allows this product to be used across multiple machines. Blocks can be added or removed as also required per machine configuration.

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  • Cam Rollers allow Blocks to move freely with very little frictional drag.
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  • Polymer Cam Roller Wheels allow for quiet movement.
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New Project Requirements

Since our systems are made to order we require the following to start a design or make a quotation:

  1. Motion Profile Sketch
  2. Required Number of Blocks
  3. Approx. Payload for each Block
  4. Estimated Block Speed
  5. Description of drive system
  6. Operating Environment

Typical Product Use

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

  • Packaging Machines
  • Medical Systems
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Lab Automation
  • Light Duty Transport 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.

Options: Various length track sections can be made available. Special hole pattern can be accommodated on blocks.

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