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Zach Olsen

Use Integral-V Linear Guides to Reduce Design Cost

July 05, 2011 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by Zach Olson

Integral-V™ Technology (IVT) is a next-generation linear guide product developed by PBC Linear that uses cold rolled steel races directly embedded into an aluminum extrusion to cut out painstaking assembly and alignment – reducing overall costs.

Historically, a commonly applied approach to linear guides has been a collection of bearing blocks equipped with re-circulating ball bearings running along profiled steel rails that are fastened unto a structure.

What advantage does Integral-V™ provide to the linear motion designer? It’s a shortcut. IVT allows the designer to simplify the assembly – reducing fasteners, mounting components and cost. Integral-V is comprised of a precision machined aluminum structure (using our proprietary SIMO™ process) with a hardened steel raceway embedded directly into the structure to form a unified rail component. V-profile cam roller carriages run along the structure consistently and accurately; providing significantly less need for alignment. This process also reduces mounting components and fasteners; which further drives down cost and reduces tolerance stack-up.

See the cost comparison breakdown in the table below:

Integral-V Linear Guide Cost Comparison

 
 

 

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