Free guide to track roller guidance systems

03 June 2008

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Free guide to track roller guidance systemsSchaeffler UK is offer a free 112-page reference guide to track roller guidance systems – including locating and non-locating track rollers, concentric and eccentric fasteners, solid and hollow-section guideway profiles, as well as a comprehensive range of accessories.

As well as providing technical data on individual products, the Track Roller Guidance Systems catalogue also includes useful information for design engineers on load carrying capacities, life calculations, lubrication options, design of bearing arrangements, fitting instructions and operating limits.

Due to their lightweight construction, track roller guidance systems are typically used in materials handling applications, where quiet running, high speeds and relatively long travel distances are required, together with uniformly low displacement resistance.

Schaeffler’s LF range of track roller guidance systems are modular in design. The main elements of the system are the carriages, composite guideways, track rollers and a precisely matched range of accessories, including end plates, side plates, stops, end covers, lubrication and wiper units, cap wipers, guideway connectors and fasteners.

Carriage options

The carriages are supplied to suit the application: as economical, lightweight hollow section carriages; as robust, open carriages for high-performance guidance systems; as closed, compact carriages where guidance systems operate in contaminated, harsh environments; as non-locating carriages for locating and non-locating bearing applications with two guidance systems operating in a parallel arrangement; or as bogie carriages for curved tracks or closed oval and circular guidance systems.

Composite guideways come in solid or hollow sections, with a support rail that offers high bending rigidity. Half sections, curved and flat type sections are available, as well as guideways with slots for toothed racks or belts.

Profiled track rollers without filling slots are used to guide the carriages and support the forces. These double-row, angular-contact ball bearings have an outer ring with a Gothic arch profile raceway, are sealed on both sides and greased-for-life. They can support axial loads from both sides and high radial forces due to the thick-walled outer ring.

For a free copy of the catalogue, or for more information on Schaeffler’s complete range of track roller guidance systems, please visit or telephone the marketing department on +44 (0)121 351 3833.

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