The HepcoMotion GV3 linear guidance and transmission system, available from T.E.A. Transmissions , has been designed to provide the customer with an unrivalled choice of size and options to cater for virtually every linear motion requirement.
HepcoMotion has continually developed the ‘V’ concept incorporated in the GV3 system for over 50 years to enable superior performance in tough conditions. The 70° ‘V’ creates a self cleaning action that eliminates contamination in the slideway, prolonging the life expectancy of the slide and bearings. For harsh applications GV3 is therefore a fit and forget system.
In terms of cost over the life of a machine this system is superior to its alternatives especially where conditions are contaminated. By comparison, a re-circulating ball monorail is susceptible to dirt ingress in the ball tracks, causing the block to fail and damage the rail. The worst case scenario with the GV3 system is the need for a replacement bearing, a task that can easily be accomplished without affecting the slide.
The adjustable eccentric bearings GV3 will continue to work even when worn. The long term savings through cut maintenance cost, longer re-lubrication intervals and replacement components is worth the initial investment.
The GV3 system is available in various configurations, double edge spacer slide, single edge spacer slide, double edge flat slide, single edge flat slide and flat track. Track widths from 11mm to 120mm are available in three different precision grades. The result is an optimum linear solution that can be specified to suit both application and budget.
This system can also be supplied as a driven system with standard belt driven carriage units or rack driven carriage units available to suit. The GV3 philosophy is to provide a solution to every linear motion problem.