The new HepcoMotion PRT2 1-Trak continuous motion system is available through T.E.A. Transmissions .
Where conventional track technology limits track paths to simple combinations of straights and circular curves, 1-Trak allows any conceivable 2D shape to be realised. The entire track element of HepcoMotion 1-Trak is manufactured from a single piece of steel, which can include a base plate. Its strength and accuracy allows it to be used as a key structural element of the machine.
The product can be customised with holes, slots and other features eliminating the time and cost involved in designing a separate mounting plate for the track system, and supplied mounted to a HepcoMotion MCS frame as the basis for a complete automation system.
HepcoMotion 1-Trak continuous motion systems are completely seamless and free running with no possibility of misalignment during installation or service, helping to achieve smoother, quieter motion.
In addition to facilitating a high degree of flexibility in track configuration, the unique HepcoMotion three-bearing geometry combined with the track shape ensures that the carriages exhibit zero play everywhere on the circuit.
HepcoMotion 1-Trak circuits can accommodate much tighter bends than other systems, saving space and costs, and allowing the manufacturer to optimise production layout. The three-bearing carriages also provide a simple, low cost alternative to bogie carriages that are commonly chosen when the system includes both right and left hand bends.
Where the application involves higher moment loads, the HepcoMotion 1-Trak is available in a wide track section. Wide slide sections with widely spaced bearings both across and along the carriage can also be supplied to create a very rigid platform and increased moment load capacity.
Track systems can be specified with a Vee profile guide section of any size to suit bearings from the extensive HepcoMotion PRT2 or Heavy Duty HDS2 ranges 13mm to 150mm in diameter. Carriages can carry loads from 67 to 51,000 N, and tracks can be made up to 5.5 x 1m or 1.9m².
The 1-Trak system also includes corrosion resistant versions as standard.