Heavy-duty Winkel multi-axis systems from HepcoMotion

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Heavy-duty Winkel multi-axis systems from HepcoMotionHepcoMotion is now offering complete Winkel multi-axis systems for loads of 50kg to 100 tonnes. The extensive Winkel range of heavy-load linear components has been an important element of the HepcoMotion product programme for many years and HepcoMotion says these products offer important benefits over those from Winkel's competitors.

Winkel systems are excellent for heavy-duty applications that have high radial and axial loads. Indeed, individual linear/rotary bearings can sustain loads of up to 140kN. Equally robust are the I and C-section rails that are stocked in lengths of up to 12m and are easily butted together for unlimited travel. The rails themselves have up to 30 per cent higher load capacity than similar rail systems due to Winkel's use of special high-yield-strength steel. Winkel rails can also be fine straightened for superior accuracy.

For corrosion resistance, stainless steel rails and bearings are available ex-stock or, alternatively, specialist coatings can be applied to Winkel's standard components.

High-temperature bearings

This modular system provides up to 18,000 permutations and Hepco Winkel prides itself on having one of the widest stocked ranges of combined bearing and rails available. From this HepcoMotion can confidently provide a heavy load system to suit many tasks. New to the range are combined bearings for high temperatures up to 250degC. Other standard offerings include the Speed and Silent and Speed and Force bearing ranges whose special composite coatings allow increased speed and quieter travel.

HepcoMotion undertakes any machining that may be required to customer drawings and can supply both I and C-sections to order. Indeed, the company's fabrication services can provide anything from a sub-assemblies through to a complete turnkey systems. However, for those requiring Winkel components for self-assembly, the range offers both ex-stock availability and fast delivery.

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