HepcoMotion says that one of the critical differences between its new LBCG series of ball cage guides and alternative systems is that the design ensures minimum ball and cage contact. This reduces friction, extends system life and promotes higher load and movement capacities. An important feature is the newly designed ball cage that lowers noise and enables higher running speeds and outstanding accuracy.
The LBCG series is being introduced as part of the established and highly popular HepcoMotion LBG linear ball guide product programme. Unlike conventional ballrails, HepcoMotion's caged system ensures equi-spacing of the balls, providing even load distribution and superb smoothness. The design also allows the oil membrane to adhere more easily to the balls while in motion, again promoting a long working life and extended maintenance intervals.
As well as being offered in a comprehensive range of sizes, precision grades and preload options, the LBCG range is interchangeable across international standards. Specifier have the choice of seven options for block configuration including with/without flange, long block, short block and through-hole. Five accuracy grades range from normal to ultra-high-precision and preload options from clearance to heavy preload.
A second new addition to the LBG range is the LBGM miniature linear ball guide with cage. This stainless steel design is excellent for use in measuring machines, medical and electronic equipment as well as automation systems in semiconductor manufacture. The LBGM series provides the same operational benefits as the caged ball rail series and includes patented self-lubrication points.
Both additions to the LBG series are available in a stock range that suits most automation requirements. However, a combination of preloads and grades can also be supplied on a short-lead-time basis to suit individual applications. In line with the entire LBG range, the LBCG and LBGM series are highly competitively priced.