One example of the competitor’s linear motion failure deals with a foundry casting tipper. The problem was in the transportation of castings that weighed several tons. Previously, no linear motion system could handle the weight, and would fail after a couple months of operation. This left the foundry with increased production costs and wasted time. To solve the problem, PBC Linear introduced them to their Hevi-Rail system. The Hevi-Rail bearings have been running without failure for well over two years
Hevi-Rail offers extreme radial load capacities up to 4-1/2 tons per bearing and industrial strength handling applications. It is a heavy-duty linear bearing system that is cost effective for medium to low precision applications. Together, these make the Hevi-Rail guide system a perfect solution for custom lift units and trucks, and heavy load applications in the aerospace, paper, steel, and coil industries. The list below offers a more thorough description of Hevi-Rail applications.