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TransDev Partners with IKO

21 November 2017

Users and buyers looking for quality linear products and expertise have even more choice now at TransDev since it has been named as an Authorised IKO Linear Partner, adding to its existing NTN SNR reseller status. This new partnership positions TransDev as a key distributor in the UK and Ireland for IKO linear products.

TransDev has already carefully integrated bearings and linear products into its already expansive range of motion products. Now, with IKO’s highly regarded linear products, plus a soon to be launched linear cutting production cell, there is even more reason to explore their offering.

IKO Linear Motion

IKO linear guides are used in a wide variety of industries, including product handling, cutting and sealing applications, such as food processing machines, cigarette packaging and bottling machines.

The IKO Linear Motion Rolling Guide Series is a range of machine parts that are indispensable for reducing linear motion friction in the positioning mechanisms of machinery. TransDev supply a large range of products, including the linear way and linear roller way rail guiding systems, and a ball spline-based shaft guiding system.

Available sizes range from the world’s smallest track rail at just 1 mm wide, to a very large version which provides high rigidity and high-load capacity. The Linear Motion Rolling Guide Series is widely used in various fields ranging from the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing devices to large machine tools, construction equipment and packaging machinery.

Bearing expertise & resources

If customers need advice TransDev have the expertise to discuss any requirements and advise the best solution for your needs. John Loonam is the Product Manager for rotary and linear bearings at TransDev. Loonam comes with over 18 years of experience working with engineering end users and distributors; with a focus on bearings that started with successful sales and management roles at FAG and Schaeffler and more recently at Fersa Group.

Loonam comments: “Linear guides from IKO are suitable for vertical and horizontal linear motion and are manufactured from Stainless and carbon steel. They are enhanced with IKO’s ‘C-lube self-lubrication technology’, which reduces oiling management and helps keep products maintenance-free. They also feature interchangeable linear bearings and rails for quick delivery; ensuring optimum performance. Our new linear cutting cell will offer excellent delivery and customisation support. Many of our bearings are also ready for next day delivery, so customers can specify the exact bearing solution they require and be fitting them the very next day!”