Machine Design

Ring track system

The HepcoMotion precision ring track PRT2 system has been revised to contain a more-comprehensive range of ring slides, ring segments, bearings, and ancillary components. Now available in stainless steel, the friction-free, debris-tolerant system includes a wider range of sizes with lower and higher load capacities as well as increased bearing and lubricator sizes, floating bearings, fixed center carriages with clamping brake, continuous-bleed lubrication to reduce downtime, and the availability of pinions.

An extensive selection of ring slide types — double edged, single edged, internal/external vees, gear cut or plain — in various diameters now come in both steel and stainless steel with hardened vee edges for maximum wear resistance to provide circular motion control at the edge where it is needed. A large hollow center accommodates other components, services, and even people, such as in an MRI scanner. Track systems can also be combined with ring segments to create virtually any shape.

Five bearing sizes in a variety of formats, in both twin and double-row configurations, suit most design requirements. The special raceway conformity and low radial clearance make these bearings specifically suited to ring-slide applications. The bearings, internally lubricated for life, are available with metal shields to prevent the ingress of liquids and debris.

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