HepcoMotion, the linear motion specialist, will be exhibiting its solutions for moving applications at this year’s Southern Manufacturing on the 21st-23rd March 2017 at FIVE, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6XL. Catering for an array of industries, including food, automotive and aerospace to name but a few, Hepco’s innovative range of products can meet practically any requirement from linear to circular, and heavy duty to XYZ systems.
Key products on the stand include the highly-regarded HepcoMotion Guidance System for the Beckhoff XTS (eXtended Transport System). This solution utilises Hepco’s PRT2 and 1-Trak guidance systems to work with Beckhoff’s XTS circuit linear system to meet the needs of higher duty XTS applications where motion profiles and long-term durability requirements are particularly demanding. The combination of technologies from market leaders Beckhoff and Hepco provides users with a robust, high production and flexible solution that will revolutionise production processes in many manufacturing applications. This system is ideally suited for a range of applications, such as a variable speed lane divider to sort randomly positioned items into separate lanes, or a double-sided system for a compact application that requires multiple motion profiles.
Hepco will also be showcasing its core V guide linear system: GV3. GV3 is designed to serve a diverse range of automation and linear applications and is suitable for a wide variety of environments from clean rooms to hostile conditions. Highly accurate, GV3 is particularly suitable for high precision applications in the medical and scientific industries, or any application where accuracy is paramount. One of the quietest linear systems on the market, GV3 offers high speeds of up to eight meters per second.
Further products on the stand include the DTS2 driven track system – an ideal choice for a food or packaging application that requires high positional accuracy and a demanding duty cycle. Widely used to facilitate high speed automation of assembly processes, the DTS2 is popular in a number of industries including the packaging, automotive, electronic and pharmaceutical industries to name but a few. Visitors will be able to see Hepco’s DTS system in action with an Omron Delta robot. The ‘spider like’ robot will be picking up chocolate bars and, at speed, moving them to the other side of the track system – demonstrating how the two leading technologies can be combined to reduce process time and increase efficiency.
Hepco is well known for its V guide technology – a unique wiping action that expels debris from the rail, keeping machines running and reliable. Hepco has been leading the development of V Guide technology since 1969 and continues to develop innovative linear products that offer new solutions to design engineers.
Hepco’s experienced team will be on the stand to provide visitors with practical advice and guidance on selecting Hepco products for their specific applications. Hepco looks forward to meeting visitors on the 21st-23rd March on stand P26 at FIVE, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 6XL.Back