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To accommodate parellelism tolerances, Hepcomotion’s Floating Bearing with Vee profile can be used in conjunction with ring and track applications.

The bearing enables two linear slides or track systems to operate in parallel, with one free to move.

This function can be achieved in tandem with the entire Hepcomotion flagship, GV3 and PRT precision ring-track ranges.

Hepcomotion Vee slides, ring and tracks are available in a range of formats and sizes, and with the ready availability of standard carriage plates, lubricators and other co-operating parts.

In providing axial movement (float) to compensate for parallelism between the opposing Vee’s, the Hepcomotion Floating Bearings reduce the potential of additional loading and help to maintain a consistent running quality.

They are available in three basic sizes to work in harmony with the GV3 and PRT ranges.

They may be specified in two stud lengths covering most thicknesses of carriage or mounting plate, the short stud version being compatible with Hepcomotion carriage plates.

Both versions are available in three different types.

The concentric type is fixed, providing a datum for the system, and the eccentric and double eccentric types enable system adjustment.

The latter has sufficient stroke to permit disengagement of a ring encircled by bearings.

To allow for high-speed and lifetime lubrication, all versions feature caged-needle roller bearings and, to protect them against the ingress of debris, they have nitrile seals.

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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