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The Hepcomotion bleed lubrication system can be used to provide constant lubrication for linear motion systems and high-load linear actuator systems.

The system — which constantly lubricates the slide vee face using machined pathways that are connected to an external supply — is being offered as an option for the company’s core linear motion products.

The bleed lubrication system delivers the lubricant to the vee end where it is picked up by the carriage and bearings as they pass over each of the lubrication exit points, evenly distributing lubricant around the entire system.

Slide lubrication inserts are offered with either an M5 thread or a 4mm-diameter bore with an O-ring seal in order to comply with the linear system.

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Key features and benefits

  • The system, which is connected to the external supply of lubrication via lubrication inserts, reduces the number of lubricators or cap seals normally fitted to each carriage
  • It also reduces system friction and cost
  • Lubricant can be supplied through either a grease- or oil-filled pressurised container or via the customer’s centralised lubrication system
  • Double-edge slides are available with single bleed lubrication holes and are positioned on either vee and anywhere along the length to suit the application
  • Single-edge slides can also be supplied with bleed lubrication
  • Both types of slides are offered with a range of dedicated inserts
  • The bleed lubrication system can be specified for the GV3 precision slides, the HDS2 heavy-duty slide system, the PRT2 ring and track system, the SL2 stainless steel and corrosion-resistant range, the DTS driven track system and the Hepcomotion HDCS and HDLS driven systems

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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