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Hepcomotion is offering the low-temperature Dualvee motion technology range from Bishopwisecarver.

Dualvee systems can now be specified for automation systems in aerospace, refrigeration and other subzero climates.

They are suitable for anti-friction guidance mechanisms, typically in pick-and-place units and in packaging machinery that does not require the high precision of the Hepcomotion GV3 system.

It comprises three basic components – tracks, guide wheels and bushings – all of which can be individually supplied.

The new low-temperature additions to the wheel range are available in sizes one to four.

They feature 440C stainless-steel balls and races and 304 stainless-steel retainers.

A specially formulated lubricant allows them to withstand service temperatures from -70C to +110C.

They join a collection of other Dualvee wheel options, including high-temperature, wash-down, clean-room and stainless-steel versions.

Dualvee guide wheels can be provided with custom or customer-supplied lubricants, generally within a three-week lead time.

Lubrication-free wheels can also be specified for applications such as food processing and medical device manufacture, where non-contamination by grease is a prerequisite.

Designing a unique engineering principle and making it a commercial success is quite an accomplishment.  Developing that concept and embracing complementary technologies to the point where the business becomes a world leader in its field takes that achievement into a different league.  HepcoMotion has achieved both and in 2009 celebrates 40th year of trading.   

Today HepcoMotion is one of the world’s foremost innovators and manufacturers of linear motion technology.  And this can be attributed to the important tenet – continued investment in its people processes and products.  This has allowed the company to grow even at times of economical difficulty.  

Although its range of individual, linear motion products remains an important part of its business the growth area for HepcoMotion in recent years is in specials and assemblies.  Almost one fifth of its shop floor space is devoted to assembly and the company has invested heavily in flexible manufacturing to ensure that even last minute changes can be accommodated to customer specification.  

Constantly re-assessing its strengths against changing market demands continues to provide HepcoMotion with the momentum for business growth.  The culture of ongoing investment has certainly worked well throughout its first 40 years and will continue to underpin its business in the decades to come.

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