According to the company, this gives it additional rigidity, meaning that it can withstand a more powerful rolling moment. A protective cover tape is optionally available that is simply clipped to the top of the rail. This closes off the installation holes, and there is no need to fit cover caps. In order to provide a reliable supply of lubricant, the new series is equipped with an additional lubricant channel in the middle of the block, as well as the usual lubricating channels at both gates. This is particularly advantageous with short stroke applications, since no complete ball circulation takes place. Like all the linear guideways from the manufacturers, the new versions have a high degree of efficiency with precisely repeatable linear movements. They will be available in all sizes by the end of 2017.
High-strength linear guideways in O-arrangement
Hiwin, a specialist for drive technology, has added the CG model series to its family of linear guideways. Its ball guide differs from the previous one due to the O-arrangement of its four rows of balls.