Machine automation is a core focus at Hannover Messe 2017; the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. A key part of automation is the use of guidance systems that provide the necessary linear or circular movement. HepcoMotion, a specialist in linear guidance systems, will of course, be attending Hannover. Indeed, machine automation is the largest sector where Hepco’s V based linear components are used extensively. From track systems for robot automation to complete production lines performing multi-assembly tasks, Hepco’s products have been developed to provide designers with a multitude of solutions. Hepco looks forward to welcoming visitors to its stand (Hall 16, Stand G18).
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 to 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 any 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.
Hepco’s highly original 1-Trak continuous motion system will also be on the stand. 1-Trak gives designers complete freedom in 2D bearing track design – a necessity for some challenging applications. Perfect where space is important, 1-Trak enables tight track return curves to be achieved and can be customised to fit an existing machine. 1-Trak can achieve track designs that were previously perceived to be too expensive or not feasible.
Catering for straightforward, simple linear applications, visitors will be able to see the HLG linear guide system. Suitable for most automation requirements, HLG offers a smooth low friction movement, high rigidity and an excellent load capacity at a competitive price. The rails of the recirculating ball system are available in widths of 5 to 55 mm and can carry loads up to 180 kN
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.
With Hepco’s experienced team on hand to discuss applications and product offerings, Hepco looks forward to meeting visitors in Hall 16, Stand G18 at Hannover Messe on the 24th-28th April 2017.Back