Machine Design

Belt-Driven Linear Transmission

The DLS5 is a belt-driven linear transmission with a 50-mm-wide belt for handling large loads.

It sits on an aluminum beam of up to 6 m and is fitted with a HepcoMotion GV3 precision-ground slide. The combination of a Vee bearing and cap wiper ensures precise motion even in hostile working environments. The unit is suitable for single and double-axis gantries. The carriage has a maximum load capacity of 10,000 N and the single beam can accommodate multiple carriages for larger loads. The unit drive force is 2,450 N with speed up to 6 m/sec. Drive is via toothed timing belt and pulley. Standard features include simple belt-tensioning screw adjustments, brush seals, and end-of-stroke bumpers at both ends. Units can be equipped with a plain input shaft, a fitted geared motor, or tailored to marry with an existing gearbox.

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp.,
2104 Martin Way, Pittsburg, CA 94565,
(888) 580-8272, bwc.com

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