Printing machines have a number of motion requirements mostly working at high speed and subject to demanding repetitive movements. Designers choosing linear systems need to know that their choice can demonstrate durability and an ability to work with minimal maintenance.
In addition, some of the motions can be short stroke making Hepco V guide systems particularly suitable as they can work with only very small amounts of lubricant between the V slide and bearing. The wiping action of the V bearing along the slide provides a low friction, surprisingly rigid, solution able to deliver accurate movement with a longevity other solutions will find difficult to match. Hepco’s range of PRT2 rings, also extensively used in this challenging industry, will provide you with a complete package to cover all requirements.
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