Linear axes basically handle adjustment tasks in both simple and highly dynamic environments. When are they used? Linear axes with spindle drive (spindle axis) are used when high axial thrust forces are applied or the highest accuracy is required. These are better suited for such applications than linear axes with toothed belt drive. The slide is positioned via a sliding guide or roller guide. The RK linear axis is also suitable for combination with multi-axis systems.
What is a linear guide?
It is a linear guide equipped with plain bearings and rolling elements. The return is often the rolling element (recirculating ball bearings, ball screw operation). Round bushings have the advantage that they can be run on two parallel rails (double). This eliminates the need for rotation. In addition, there is the track roller guide. This works with bushings. These are moved with wheels on rails.
What demands are made on the manufacturers?
The linear axis system consists of a robot unit profile as well as highly developed connection technology and a hardened guideway developed in-house. Since the systems are constantly in operation and have to provide maximum performance, it is necessary that downtimes are kept to a minimum. Manufacturers must therefore provide fast, high-quality solutions. Manufacturing according to customer-specific design is therefore indispensable in this industry. Repairs and regular maintenance should therefore be carried out quickly and professionally.
The materials used must be of high quality, resistant and robust in order to withstand daily continuous operation. Which system is suitable depends on the area of application. It should be possible to visit the plant in advance. Online ordering is another option that saves time today and still delivers high quality products quickly.
A good customer service is also indispensable in today's world. Well-trained personnel with many years of experience is the company's calling card, especially in this highly technical area. The products themselves are precise and made of the best high-performance materials, which is the only way to deliver best of practice results.
Replacement products with longer delivery times should not be a problem either. Good cooperation in the industry is another selection criterion. The availability of individual spare parts and components on the company homepage facilitates the selection.