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HepcoMotion - Industry Solutions | Machine Tool

Within the Machine Tool Industry there are many diverse applications for linear products, traditional ball guide systems being the default choice for machine XYZ movements. V guide linear motion systems really come into their own in applications such as tool changers, parts feeding systems, gantries, swarf carriers and guard doors.

Our PRT2 and 1-Trak products have already satisfied many tool changing applications, the product compactness provides the best utilisation of space guaranteeing a highly reliable low maintenance solution.

The ability to operate Hepco’s V based linear solutions within the body of the machine where metal swarf is present is a key benefit, especially where in – machine parts feeding is required. Many builders have also improved the motion of their guard doors by the introduction of V groove bearings and V rails taking advantage of the in built ability of the technology to work under hostile conditions.

Some of our relevant application examples, case studies and videos

CNC Tool Changer System

The Application Conventional tool changer designs using a chain drive with guidance rollers running on angled steel sections have been a standard solution for many years. Designers... Read more

Paper Roll Re-winder

The Application Linear systems are used extensively on printing machines but the most common motion requirement is rotary. The two mandrels fitted to the turret will need... Read more

Multi-Head Drilling Machine

Task Design an automated multi-head drilling machine to drill 112 holes in aluminum sheets, 126 inches in length, that are used in the manufacturing of semi-tractor trailers. Currently CH... Read more

Adjustable Control Panels

Task A common problem with machine tool control panels is that the operator cannot see into certain areas of the machine with the controls at the same time, when... Read more

Automation of Guard Doors

Task T W Ward CNC Machinery Ltd (Ward CNC), A UK Distributor of overseas manufactured machine tools, needed to automate the opening and closing of large heavy... Read more

High Speed Tool Changer

Task As space within the machine was limited, this large German machine tool manufacturer needed to design a tool changing mechanism that would fit around an existing machine column. ... Read more

Cutting Aluminium Profile

Task Producing high quantities of aluminium profile cut to length requires an automated stop that would need to be accurately positioned at speed in order to ensure conformity of... Read more

Granite Cutting Application

Task Cutting large marble slabs while ensuring a precision smooth cut is a difficult task on its own, without the ongoing problem of airborne grinding dust that mixes with... Read more

Heavy Duty Cable Pulley System

Task A manufacturer of High Tech cables had a severe problem when changing bobbins for an important production machine. Because production cables broke regularly when changing bobbins... Read more


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