Rigid Linear Drive Guides
15 January 2013
With the need to equip its Ultra- Precision diamond lathe with an effective swarf extraction system, the Ultra-Precision Structured Surfaces (UPS2) Department at Cranfield University sought the help of Glyndwr Innovations.
The result was the development of a bespoke, standalone system whose extraction head is guided by a HepcoMotion Sealed Belt Driven linear actuator (SBD), specified for its accuracy, rigidity and suitability for use in hostile environments.
The HepcoMotion SBD was designed for applications characterised by high loads and demanding duty cycles. It also introduced a brand new method of sealing that proved an important quality for the design requirements given to Glyndwr Innovations.