HepcoMotion’s V guide technology derives its name from the V shape design of its slides and bearings. It encompasses the various mechanical features that characterise HepcoMotion’s products, including self cleaning action, low maintenance, high speeds, long system life, and compliance.
The difference in diameter between the inner and outer of the V profile in the bearing results in a peripheral speed that increases towards the outer edge of the V. The effect of this speed differential pushes dirt to the outside edge of the bearing, effectively wiping the flanks of the V clean as the bearing passes over the slide, making it an ideal solution for even the harshest environments.Play Video
Unlike recirculating ball guides, the internal balls are fully captivated between the innner and outer race and do not directly contact the running surface of the rail.
At the end of life the bearing will present a warning in the form of movement and noise, however it will continue to run without a sudden and catastrophic breakdown.
The ball pathway of a V bearing is completely circular, providing uniform acceleration and therefore consistent radial force, allowing for far greater speeds when compared against the irregular ball path of recirculating bearing systems.
A further benefit of V guide systems is that they are significantly quieter than ball guides when operating at high speeds.
V guide technology guarantees a long system life for bearings as they can easily be readjusted when a small amount of wear occurs, allowing the system to carry on running. Conversely, with a ball rail system, both the block and rail should be replaced even if the rail shows no sign of wear.
Individual V bearing components may be changed several times over the total system life, reducing the total cost of ownership.Play Video
Low friction, self-cleaning and adjustable eccentric bearings keep maintenance to a minimum. Lubrication devices provide simple and hassle-free operation with long lubrication intervals. Bleed lubrication options offer complete maintenance-free fit and forget solutions.Play Video
V guide technology makes it easy for HepcoMotion’s systems to be mounted on minimally prepared surfaces, saving both time and money on installation. Compliant options are available accepting inconsistencies up to 2.5mm when using flat track and rollers. Twin bearings and floating bearings are also available.Play Video
Hepco’s team of field-based technical sales engineers and dedicated internal team of application engineers can provide accurate load life calculations and the technical support that you need.
We use the highest quality raw materials to ensure that our finished products sustain the demanding needs and expectations of our customers.
Products are available as assembled systems or as individual components; the choice is yours. Bespoke designs are provided by Hepco's technical team who will use their extensive experience to find a solution for you.