UK manufacturers are increasingly automating their processes to ensure competitiveness. While many applications are satisfied by off-the-shelf load and unload systems provided by machine tool builders, others require bespoke handling systems. And it is in this segment of the market that linear motion specialist HepcoMotion is really growing its business.
On stand 4461 at MACH 2008, HepcoMotion will emphasise its continuing commitment to providing linear assemblies and systems for automation. The show has been chosen as the launch platform in the UK for its latest generation of heavy-duty systems. This range - the HDS2 - provides designers and systems integrators with an unprecedented choice of linear elements that are designed to provide maximum reliability for high loads and demanding duty cycles. This is designed to be the most comprehensive range on the market enabling the needs of a broad variety of applications to be accommodated. The all-new HDS2 catalogue outlines in detail the features and benefits of this upgraded product.
With the ever-increasing demand for high-quality, off-the-shelf assemblies and component packages, HepcoMotion will be also be focusing on its driven and multi-axis products at MACH 2008. From light high-speed component placing to heavy lifting and handling, its assemblies allow increased productivity, improved efficiency and reliable round-the-clock working.
A wide range of linear driving packages
The HepcoMotion linear driving packages are custom-engineered to individual specification and are supported by extensive before- and after-sales service. Comprising elements from the company's standard range of proven products that are themselves available ex-stock, the assemblies may be specified as rack, screw or belt-driven; for arduous applications, HepcoMotion also offers its Sealed Belt Drive.
Further choices include a range of gearboxes and ancillary mechanical components, as well as motor/control packages from HepcoMotion's system partner Smart Drives. The bespoke system can be supplied ready-assembled or in kit form.
To complement its linear motion products, HepcoMotion has introduced its MCS Machine Construction System. This is now believed to be one of the most comprehensive of its type on the market. The excellent rigidity of the new HepcoMotion MFS Machine Fencing System is provided by elements of this proven MCS aluminium profile product range. An extensive choice of components allows the optimum structure to be created in any size and with standard or sliding doors, and solid or mesh panels. MFS provides a highly economical alternative to steel fence constructions and is excellent for use in all areas of the factory but typically around machine installations.