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Engineering Services Management (ESM) has utilised a Hepcomotion Z-axis linear motion system in a reduced engineering package as the basis of a vertical feed mechanism that forms an integral part of a dual-purpose fibre-optic tower for research environments.

The screw-driven linear actuator system, which is suitable for cleanroom conditions, features the profile screw-driven PSD120 with Herculane wheels mounted onto a heavy-duty beam.

The ballscrew drive and linear guide are housed in a strong aluminium beam protected by a stainless steel cover strip, preventing the ingress of dirt and debris.

The PSD120 was specified with additional Utilitrak rollers to increase moment capacity and rigidity.

Key benefits of product application

  • The system was supplied with joining plates and T-slots, ensuring easy on-site assembly.
  • Herculane wheels provide smooth, low-maintenance performance.
  • Mustafa Elhaggagi, engineering director at ESM, said: ‘Extremely stable and linear movement is vital to the quality of fibre-optic production. This was easily achieved with the PSD120 with some modification using standard Hepcomotion components.’

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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