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Motion Control – The Engineering Edge – Linear Motion Application – Moving Articles of Antiquity!

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Linear Motion Application – How Do You Move Articles of Antiquity?

Very Carefully With A High Load Rail System from LM76!

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E. Longmeadow, MA – — The Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has to move articles of antiquity from one location to another. In this instance, they are moving a 5000 year old relief (hieroglyphics) weighing 8000 pounds to a new location in the Museum. Here is a frontal photo of the Relief from The Tomb of Senenuka.

Part of wall from tomb of Senenuka; nine stones fitting together and including two niches; lower left piece smooth limestone; upper far left preliminary black ink sketch; right of this sketch is a complete relief showing two seated figures; central piece has large scene of seated male on the left and other smaller male figure to the right; upper far right male figure relief outline; left of this again a scene of two seated figures at a table.

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Senenuka Time of Khufu or Khafre (Maybe Dyn 5?) Overseer of the Pyramid-town of Khufu, Director of King’s wad-priests, Boundary official of a settlement, etc.

The MFA contracted CBI Consulting of Boston to design the frame and fixturing. Craig Barnes, an award winning architectural engineer called Mike Quinn of LM76 to review the linear motion application. Over the course of several weeks, LM76 and design partner Todd Kanipe designed a telescoping, high load roller/linear motion rail system that won approval. According to CBI’s Keith Bouchard, the linear rail system moves very smoothly and so far meets the expectations of this program.”

Linear Motion Application – According to MFA Antiquity Specialist Jean Louis Lachevere, “All of these moves present very real dangers to the artifact being transported. In this case, we have a 8000 pound relief which already has its problems due to age and the fact that it is limestone ( limestone is very vulnerable to the atmosphere ).” Seen from the front, the relief is straight. From the back, much of the top back is gone. Thus, the back of the relief has to be plastered so the back is flat. Pins are inserted to further reinforce the relief and then it is tipped on its back. It is then moved to its new atmospherically controlled display case. LM76’s design is used in the transfer from the dolly to the mounting rails and restraints in the display case. This 36” motion is fraught with things that can go wrong. One of the considerations is the possibility of an earthquake…any problem conceivable is taken into account.

motion control - linear bearingsCastors and sliders at end of armature. The sliders are mounted to the castors and work like telescoping drawer slides.

 

motion control - linear bearing applicationCastors and sliders as seen from below. The chalk X is used to mark the block where added weld is required. Each block is to be welded both sides. Each slider is to be addressed.

 

motion control - applicationPhoto demonstrates that the wheels can rotate independently.

 

 

motion control - heavy loadView of the slider assembly at the center of the welded fixture.

 

 

 

For Additional Information on LM76’s High Load Rail Systems go to: http://www.lm76.com

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman Teflon® Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge”

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Customizable Lintech 100 Series Screw Driven Linear Stages That Ship In 1 Week Are Available from Electromate!

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motion control - ElectromateVaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components —
Lintech’s 100 Series Positioning Tables set the standard for high performance and value. 

Acme Screw or Ball Screw Driven Linear Motion:

The Lintech 100 series linear positioning slides are designed to maximize performance while minimizing physical size and cost. These linear slides use a low friction, preloaded, recirculating linear ball bearing system, which ride on precision ground linear square rail guide. The linear profile rails are mounted to a precision machined aluminum base, which offers a rigid support over the entire travel of the table’s carriage. The load is mounted to a precision machined aluminum carriage, which has threaded stainless steel inserts for high strength and wear life.

There are 30 different acme & ball screw options, that offer high efficiencies and long life at an economical price. These linear positioning tables are designed to allow for numerous options. They include EOT & Home switches, linear & rotary encoders, power-off electric brakes, motor wrap packages and versatile mounting brackets for multiple axis applications.

Single or Multi-Axis Configurations:

Lintech has the ability to build any of its standard positioning systems in single or multi-axis, using pre-engineered mounting brackets. Mix and match different axes for a customized linear robotics solution.

Information on the 100 Series Positioning Slide from Lintech can be viewed at: https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/lintech/Lintech_100_110_120_catalog.pdf

About Electromate:

Electromate’s Core Purpose is to help Manufacturers build better machines using differentiated automation technology. They specialize in Robotic and Mechatronic Solutions for the Industrial Automation marketplace. Respected by customers as a premiere source for High Performance Automation and Motion Control Components & Systems, Electromate® specializes in AC & DC Servo and Stepper Motors & Drives, Motion & Automation Controllers, Positioning Systems & Actuators, Feedback Devices, Gearing Products and HMI’s & Operator Displays, all supported via extensive product selection, just-in-timedelivery, dedicated customer service and technical engineering support.

More on Electromate can be found at

Website: http://www.electromate.com

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For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak at sales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

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Motion Control – Use FDA Compliant Off-the-Shelf Linear Motion Components!

Motion Control – FDA Compliant Components

To: OEMs “Tooling Up” for Urgently Needed Medical Products! Use FDA Compliant Off-the-Shelf Linear Motion Components!

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E. Longmeadow, MA — Motion Control Components – Linear Motion – In dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic many companies have volunteered or been requested to produce urgently needed medical products such as: Masks, gowns, and ventilators. “Tooling Up” quickly to produce medical grade products for some companies can bring challenges. In addition to needing FDA compliant materials that will be used in the actual masks, gowns, and ventilators, the tooling used to manufacture these products may also need to meet FDA compliance standards. Depending on the product being manufactured, the tooling may need to be: Washed down using caustic chemicals, cleaned with high pressure steam, or sterilized with high Intensity Ultra Violet light or radiation.

Ordering custom FDA compliant linear motion slides and XYZ stages can result in long delays. As an alternative, many companies have linear motion slides in stock for immediate delivery, however, they may not be FDA compliant. In many cases it is the bearings that are not in compliance. LM76 manufactures several types of FDA compliant linear bearings and pillow blocks that are drop-in-replacements for existing bearings. FDA compliant bearings and pillow blocks from LM76 will not trap contaminating debris and can be thoroughly sanitized following Sanitation StandardOperating Procedures (SSOPs). SSOPs are detailed schedules and procedures specifying what to clean, how to clean, how often to clean, and the record keeping used for monitoring.

A helpful component selection guide from LM76, “Linear Bearings, 6 Simple Steps – FDA Compliance, Wash Down Compliance,” details the linear motion components available from LM76 that are FDA/UDSA/3A-Dairy compliant. Included are: Foodstream electroless nickel plated pillow blocks, PTFE lined stainless steel bearings, ceramic coated linear bearings, self-aligning corrosion resistant linear ball bearings, and Thomson® Super SmartTM corrosion resistant, self-aligning, high load linear ball bearings, and solid ETX pillow block/bearings. Shafting to compliment the type of bearing selected includes: Class L Stainless 303/304/316, 440C case hardened stainless, Rc 60 case hardened steel with an Armoloy coating and also Rc78 Class L for enhanced hardness and wear resistance. End blocks and shaft supports that have a ceramic or electroless nickel coating are also available, as well as new ETX Scraper Seals that prevents intrusion of contaminates adding another line of defense.

LM76 also designs and custom builds linear slides from Stainless Steel and other FDA wash down compliant materials.

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com


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Motion Control – Trust Steinmeyer for Linear Mechanism Solutions!

Motion Control – Linear Mechanism Solutions!

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Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems

Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of Steinmeyer, offers design and assembly services of custom linear mechanisms in a variety of applications. We have a deep background in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept

Steinmeyer has decades of experience in precision assembly. All of our systems, whether simple linear rails or multi-axis positioning systems, are manufactured carefully. Our high standards, monitored continuously through vigorous quality systems, are evident in every assembly we produce. We pay attention to every detail.

  • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using as little as 3 mm width linear rails, to as large as 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
  • As an added value, our engineers will offer you optimized, innovative ideas for your design.
  • We can quote you a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!

For more information, visit: https://www.steinmeyer-mechatronik.de/en/products/custom-linear-modules/

About Steinmeyer

Steinmeyer is the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws. In the realm of linear motion control, our company has become synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality.

Steinmeyer’s extensive product line is used widely in drive systems for industrial machines as well as precision positioning in optical instruments, medical devices, and other mechatronic applications.

 

 

Contact Steinmeyer for further information on their extensive product portfolio:

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Motion Control – One Piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks Can Be Used In Radioactive Environments!

Motion Control – ETX Pillow Block/Bearings for Radioactive Environments
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E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – LM76 now offers one piece ETX Linear Bearing/Pillow Blocks that will not degrade in a radioactive environment! Machined from a solid block of self lubricating ETX, linear bearing-blocks have high strength, excellent wear resistance, low coefficient of friction, and excellent dimensional stability at higher temperatures As there is no other materials such as PTFE seals or lubricants these bearing-blocks are maintenance free. Custom designed for use in a nuclear power plant these linear bearing/pillow blocks travel on ceramic coated shafting (also supplied by LM76) completely submerged in radioactive water. Designed with a slight interference fit between bearing ID and shaft, contaminates are scraped from the shaft’s surface. The low frictional characteristics of ETX have little impact on drive force. They are now available in Inch and Metric sizes.

ETX bearing-blocks are also FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant and are also are ideal for: Pharmaceutical, medical, food, and dairy processing applications.

EXT features a high continuous service temperatures up to 210°F (100°C) and offers good chemical and abrasion resistance, low moisture absorption, and resistance to staining. These ETX linear bearing-blocks with the slight interference fit keeps the bearing free from debris and bacterial contamination, are not affected by biological fluids, mild acids, can be washed down with cleaning agents, and steam cleaned.

Don’t need solid EXT bearing-blocks consider the FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy compliant electroless nickel coated or stainless steel pillow blocks with PTFE linear bearings and Snap-in EXT Scraper Seals which are available for closed linear bearings, and closed pillow and flange blocks.

LM76 also manufacturers a broad variety of FDA & USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in inch sizes of .25 inches to 1.5 inches, and a FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications. The bearing options include: Self-lubricating FDA & USDA compliant Teflon® composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower cost bearings with a ceramic coated shell and FDA & USDA compliant liner. Bearings are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.

To follow the NEW Series from LM76, THE ENGINEERING EDGE! and learn about interesting Outside-of-the-Box solutions developed by LM76 to solve some interesting linear motion problems! CLICK HERE

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Precision “Zero Clearance,” Smooth Sliding Partial Extension Rails Available from LM76!

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E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – As the exclusive distributor of SAIBO Linear Motion Systems in the US, LM76 is offering the SAIBO TPE28 and TPE43 series of Partial Extension Rails. These compact, precision, smooth sliding rails are assembled with a zero clearance. The TPE28 and TPE43 Partial Extension Rail series are created using a “C” shaped external rail and an internal slider. Two rows of steel ball bearings (one on the top and bottom of the slider) travel in ball cages on hardened “V” shaped ways with four points of contact. These Partial Extension Rails are Ideally suited for applications requiring smooth motion such as: Material handling, rail systems in trains, aircraft, ships, trucks, and autonomous vehicles, wafer handling, delicate parts transfer, assembly, testing, laser machining and drilling.

The TPE28 series of Partial Extension Rails consists of 14 rails with stroke lengths from 72 mm (2.834 in) to 601 mm (23.661 in.) and supporting loads from 1224 N (275 lbs) to 15,166 N (3409 lbs) when two rails are mounted in parallel and the load is uniformly distributed between the rails. The TPE43 series of Partial Extension Rails consists of 23 rails with stroke lengths from 123 mm (4.842 in) to 1013 mm (39.881 in.) and supporting loads from 3192 N (717 lbs) to 48460 N (10,894 lbs) when two rails are mounted in parallel and the load is uniformly distributed between the rails. Stroke lengths (extension) are typically 51% of the length of the assembly.

These industry standard Partial Extension Rails are ideal for use in new and existing applications. Both the TPE28 and TPE43 Partial Extension Rails have a maximum working speed of 0.8 m/sec. (xxx in/sec )and have an operating temperature range of -20OC (-20OF) to 120OC (-20OF). For complete information on the assembly, loads, and stroke lengths for each series and additional details consult the factory.

LM76 also manufacturers a broad variety of FDA & USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in inch sizes of .25 inches to 1.5 inches, and a FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications. The bearing options include: Self-lubricating FDA & USDA compliant Teflon® composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower cost bearings with a ceramic coated shell and FDA & USDA compliant liner. Bearings are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.

To follow the NEW Series from LM76, THE ENGINEERING EDGE! and learn about interesting Outside-of-the-Box solutions developed by LM76 to solve some interesting linear motion problems! CLICK HERE

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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The Engineering Edge – Jet Rail Linear Roller Blocks – Loading Instructions

Go to http://lm76blogger.com/linear_motion/1407 for an Application of Jet Rail Linear Roll Blocks

About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge”

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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The Engineering Edge – Application – Trunnion Grinding Slide for Oil Field

 

We are shipping another slide today for the oil patch. When Weir Oil and Gas called with a slide application that required special engineering, LM76 was all ears – as it was right up our alley. This slide is a Trunnion Grinding Slide which has a 56HP motor running at 3500 RPM mounted to the Y Axis – with a 12″ grinding wheel attached. The X Axis (52″ Stroke) runs on 440C stainless linear ball bearings that have special beryllium copper scraper seal cartridges while the Y Axis (4″ Stroke) employs profile rail guides with double scraper seal kits. Our customer did not want protective bellows so we had to ensure grinding debris would not cause bearing or screw/nut failures. On both axis, we employed our proprietary “Polymatrix, Double Preloaded Nuts” as opposed to recirculating ball nuts. Why LM76? Good question…we were the only company that got back to them with a thoughtful solution.

About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge”

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Custom Linear Mechanisms

Custom Linear Mechanisms from Steinmeyer …

Welcome to Where Precision Is.  You Can Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems
Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Here, every detail counts.Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of August Steinmeyer GmbH, offers design and assembly services for a variety of demanding applications.We have deep experience in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept.

For Example …

Zoom Unit

Sliding axes for the adjustment of two optics

Two lenses must be positioned relative to each other and also positioned together. Since the unit is exposed to stray radiation from the exposure process, lubrication must withstand these conditions in the long term. The basic solution consists of two sliding axes on a common guide system. Two moving sliding carriages have three carriages each, which allows them to move partially within each other in order to bring the lenses together as closely as possible. The drives consist of smoothened ball screw drives driven by a direct current motor with a rotary encoder. The motor encoder assembly is designed to be interchangeable for easy maintenance.

Designed for extremely dry environments

By choosing a PFPE-based lubricant and a special surface coating, the requirements for clean room compatibility and UV resistance were met. All accuracy-relevant parameters are verified by a measuring station after installation. This measuring station is located in the clean room and records accuracy, repeat accuracy, straightness, evenness and current consumption. Additional tests are performed to ensure minimum clearance in the bearing and smooth running of the drive system.

Steinmeyer has decades of experience in precision assembly. All of our systems, whether single or multi-axis, are manufactured carefully. Our high standards, monitored continuously through vigorous quality systems, are evident in every assembly we produce. We pay attention to every detail.


Trust Steinmeyer With Linear Mechanism Solutions:

    • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using 3 mm linear rails, to 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
    • As an added value, our engineers will offer innovative ideas for optimizing your design.
    • We can quote a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!
    • We offer our customers the advantage of a close working relationship, enabling us to provide you with the best possible solution to meet your needs.

Contact Person for Custom Linear Modules

Bruce Gretz

Phone: 781-273-6220

Bruce Gretz   bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com

About Steinmeyer

In the realm of linear motion control, Steinmeyer is synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality. We are the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws, our main product line. As an added value, we offer customized linear modules from our highly innovative and experienced Mechatronik division. Designed and manufactured in Germany, our products are used globally in precision positioning for medical devices, lab instruments, and other mechatronic applications. Steinmeyer engineers will work closely with you to customize our offering to deliver a solution that meets your technical requirements and budget.

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or visit Steinmeyer at: www.steinmeyer.com

 

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Motion Control – The Engineering Edge – Application – ETX Pillow Blocks!

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Motion Control Application – This was a troublesome application. This system is completely submerged in radioactive water at a nuclear power plant. So no Teflon, no seals, no lubrication – nothing that will degrade in a radioactive environment. The majority of components are stainless steel – except for our ceramic coated/supported shafting and our special, designed for this particular application/never made before, ETX self-lubricating linear blocks. As you see, there is a circular saw which cuts metal-mesh filters which need to be replaced every few months. A big solution for a pressing application. For more information, call 1-800-513-3163 or email: mquinn@LM76.com 

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About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge”

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Custom Linear Mechanisms

Custom Linear Mechanisms from Steinmeyer …

Welcome to Where Precision Is.  You Can Turn to Steinmeyer for Design and Assembly of Custom Linear Mechanisms for your Precision Positioning Systems
Modern mechatronic systems consist of numerous precision components that must be assembled in complex configurations. Here, every detail counts.Steinmeyer Mechatronik, a division of August Steinmeyer GmbH, offers design and assembly services for a variety of demanding applications.We have deep experience in medical devices, laboratory instrumentation, optical inspection & semiconductor positioning. Our engineers can implement your finished design or optimize your concept.

For Example …


Motion Control Linear Stage

Demanding series production for a medical instrument

The task was to develop a motion unit for a computer tomography scanner which moves tungsten collimators during X-ray source rotation so that the X-ray beam can be adjusted to the minimum radiation dose required. The assembly itself is continuously moved in a circular path around the patient during use. A special challenge was the high acceleration caused by the rotation on a large diameter transverse to the direction of movement. This additional load requires a particularly stable construction with minimal potential for error.

Highest stability and reliability

Since this is used in a durable medical device, the requirements for functional safety and reliability are very high. The positioning system has been tested for three million application cycles and has proven this claim with statistical certainty in an endurance test.

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Steinmeyer has decades of experience in precision assembly. All of our systems, whether single or multi-axis, are manufactured carefully. Our high standards, monitored continuously through vigorous quality systems, are evident in every assembly we produce. We pay attention to every detail.


Trust Steinmeyer With Linear Mechanism Solutions:

    • We can assemble custom linear mechanisms of all sizes – from miniature actuators using 3 mm linear rails, to 3 m long lifting mechanisms.
    • As an added value, our engineers will offer innovative ideas for optimizing your design.
    • We can quote a completely assembled module, including sourcing of key components!
    • We offer our customers the advantage of a close working relationship, enabling us to provide you with the best possible solution to meet your needs.

Contact Person for Custom Linear Modules

Bruce Gretz

Phone: 781-273-6220

Bruce Gretz   bruce.gretz@steinmeyer.com

About Steinmeyer

In the realm of linear motion control, Steinmeyer is synonymous with precision, innovation, and exacting standards of quality. We are the world’s longest continuously-operating manufacturer of commercial ball screws, our main product line. As an added value, we offer customized linear modules from our highly innovative and experienced Mechatronik division. Designed and manufactured in Germany, our products are used globally in precision positioning for medical devices, lab instruments, and other mechatronic applications. Steinmeyer engineers will work closely with you to customize our offering to deliver a solution that meets your technical requirements and budget.

For further information on Steinmeyer our extensive product portfolio, call 1-781-273-6220 or visit the Steinmeyer FMD group at: www.steinmeyer.com

 

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Water Dog Sliders from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy Compliant!

Engineering Edge - FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy Compliant Linear Slides
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About LM76 and “The Engineering Edge”

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

When others think catalog …   … LM76 thinks solution!

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Lintech Profile Rail Linear Recirculating Bearings Are Available from Electromate!

Motion Control - Lintech MR Series, ARC Series, and HRC Series Profile Rails available from Electomate

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Motion Control Components _ Vaughan, Ontario, Canada – Lintech’s MR, ARC & HRC Profile Rail Linear Recirculating Bearings incorporate two or four rows of re-circulating balls arranged in a 45 degree contact angle with the raceway. The rigidity under moment and torsional loads is increased by this design. Larger ball size is used to enhance the load capabilities. This design offers equal loading in all directions while providing smooth motion. Features of the Motion Control MR, ARC & HRC series include:

  • Size 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 45
  • N, H and P accuracy grade
  • V0, V1 and V2 block pre-load
  • Short/Normal/Long block lengths
  • Normal and Flange width styles

Lintech’s family of cost-effective short-delivery Profile Rail Linear Bearings includes:

MR Series –Miniature Profile Rail Linear Guides

motion control - Profile Rails available from Electomate

featuring:

  • 2 rows of re-circulating balls
  • Equal loading in all directions
  • Dust proof design
  • SS bearing, rail, and balls
  • Self-lube reservoir standard

ARC Series –Standard Profile Rail Linear Guides

Lintech MR Series Profile Rails available from Electomate

featuring:

  • Application Rail
  • 4 rows of re-circulating balls
  • Equal loading in all directions
  • Dust proof design
  • Alloy steel bearing, rail, and balls
  • Self-lube reservoir optional

HRC Series– Heavy Profile Rail Linear Guides

Lintech MR Series Profile Rails available from Electomate

 

featuring:

  • Heavy Load Rail
  • 4 rows of re-circulating balls
  • Equal loading in all directions
  • Dust proof design
  • Alloy steel bearing, rail, and balls
  • Self-lube reservoir optional

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak at sales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

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Motion Control – Custom Manufacturing Of Complete Systems & Components by LM76!

Linear Motion Control – LM76 Expands Custom Manufacturing Capabilities!

 

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Motion Control Components and Systems – LM76 has greatly expanded their capabilities for machining of shafting and the manufacturing of complete systems and custom components.

Linear Motion - LM76 Custom Manufacturing and Custom Machining Facility

To compliment the expanded manufacturing facility LM76 has developed a State-of-the-Art Inspection Lab as well.

Precision Shafting –

Specifiers can specify custom modifications to shafting …

Linear Motion - LM76 Custom Shafting

RC60, 440c, 300 series Stainless Steel, and Ceramic Coated Aluminum, and other exotic materials shafting can be custom drilled, and supplied with custom ends.

For additional information go to:  

http://lm76.com/linear_shafting.htm

 Components, and …

 

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For additional information go to:  http://www.lm76.com/General%20PDF%20For%20Web_opt(Autosaved)PDF2.pdf

… Complete Motion Control Systems!

 

Linear Motion - LM76's Custom Linear Motion Systems

Custom linear motion components and complete custom linear motion systems can be designed and fabricated to meet critical specifications for tooling from Aluminum or Stainless Steel.  Discuss you needs with LM76’s talented engineers for help with any linear motion problem including USDA/FDA applications.

 

For Additional information go to:

http://www.lm76.com/Linear%20Slide%20Catalog%202014.pdf

 

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For all of the LM76 Catalogs go to:

http://lm76.com/PDF%20Catalogs.htm

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail:mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Linear Motion – Custom Manufacturing Of Complete Systems & Components by LM76!

Linear Motion – LM76 Expands Custom Manufacturing Capabilities!

 

Linear Motion - LM76 - Machined-Components and Systems

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LM76 has greatly expanded their capabilities for machining of shafting and the manufacturing of complete systems and custom components.

Linear Motion - LM76 Custom Manufacturing and Custom Machining Facility

To compliment the expanded manufacturing facility LM76 has developed a State-of-the-Art Inspection Lab as well.

Precision Shafting –

Specifiers can specify custom modifications to shafting …

Linear Motion - LM76 Custom Shafting

RC60, 440c, 300 series Stainless Steel, and Ceramic Coated Aluminum, and other exotic materials shafting can be custom drilled, and supplied with custom ends.

For additional information go to:  

http://lm76.com/linear_shafting.htm

 Components, and …

 

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For additional information go to:  http://www.lm76.com/General%20PDF%20For%20Web_opt(Autosaved)PDF2.pdf

… Complete Motion Control Systems!

 

Linear Motion - LM76's Custom Linear Motion Systems

Custom linear motion components and complete custom linear motion systems can be designed and fabricated to meet critical specifications for tooling from Aluminum or Stainless Steel.  Discuss you needs with LM76’s talented engineers for help with any linear motion problem including USDA/FDA applications.

 

For Additional information go to:

http://www.lm76.com/Linear%20Slide%20Catalog%202014.pdf

 

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For all of the LM76 Catalogs go to:

http://lm76.com/PDF%20Catalogs.htm

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail:mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Motion Control – Introducing Lintech’s MR, ARC & HRC Profile Rail Linear Recirculating Bearings!

Lintech MR Series, ARC Series, and HRC Series Profile Rails available from Electomate

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control -Lintech’s MR, ARC & HRC Profile Rail Linear Recirculating Bearings incorporate two or four rows of re-circulating balls arranged in a 45 degree contact angle with the raceway. The rigidity under moment and torsional loads is increased by this design. Larger ball size is used to enhance the load capabilities. This design offers equal loading in all directions while providing smooth motion. Features of the MR, ARC & HRC series include:

 

  • Size 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 45
  • N, H and P accuracy grade
  • V0, V1 and V2 block pre-load
  • Short/Normal/Long block lengths
  • Normal and Flange width styles

Lintech’s family of cost-effective short-delivery Profile Rail Linear Bearings includes:

MR Series –Miniature Profile Rail Linear Guides

featuring:

Lintech MR Series Profile Rails available from Electomate

 

  • 2 rows of re-circulating balls
  • Equal loading in all directions
  • Dust proof design
  • SS bearing, rail, and balls
  • Self-lube reservoir standard

 

ARC Series –Standard Profile Rail Linear Guides

featuring:

Lintech ARC Series Profile Rails available from Electomate

 

  • Application Rail
  • 4 rows of re-circulating balls
  • Equal loading in all directions
  • Dust proof design
  • Alloy steel bearing, rail, and balls
  • Self-lube reservoir optional

 

HRC Series– Heavy Profile Rail Linear Guides

featuring:

Lintech HRC Series Profile Rails available from Electomate

 

  • Heavy Load Rail
  • 4 rows of re-circulating balls
  • Equal loading in all directions
  • Dust proof design
  • Alloy steel bearing, rail, and balls
  • Self-lube reservoir optional

 

For further information on this new product or others in our extensive product portfolio, call 1-877-SERVO99 (737-8699) or e-mail Warren Osak atsales@electromate.com or visit Electromate at: www.electromate.com

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Motion Control – Single Plane Dual Axis Air Bearing Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies, Inc.

Motion Control Components - H2W Technologies Single Plane Dual Axis Air Bearing Stage

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – The VCS15-050-AB-LV-2 is a closed loop single plane dual axis positioning stage with air bearings. This stage is ideal for low velocity ripple positioning applications that require independent multiple motions on a single travel plane. It uses H2W voice coil motor NCC15-24-050-1R. Each voice coil has a 1.50″ [38.1 mm] stroke; generates 8.4 lbs [37.4 N] of continuous force and 25.2 lbs [112 N] of peak force. The LVDT allows for accurate positioning.

It comes supplied with a non-contact air bearing (air bushing) which minimizes the amount of friction as well as the pitch, yaw, and roll in the system. The motor coil is the moving part of the assembly in order to reduce the moving mass of the system. Power is supplied to the motor via a high flex, high reliability flat ribbon cable. The voice coil motors have been mounted centered and over the bearing assembly in order to reduce the overall width and length of the system.

Features include:

  • Non-contact Air Bearing (Air Bushing)
  • Frictionless Motion
  • No Wearing Parts
  • Low Velocity Ripple
  • Dual axis on single a motion plane
  • Light moving mass
  • Horizontal or vertical orientation
  • Two axis of coordinated motion

About H2W Technologies, Inc

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: Single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: Limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control, requirements.

See Data Sheet: Single Plane Dual Axis Air Bearing Voice Coil Positioning Stage

See Video at Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DweW1Dgemy4

See Product Drawings: https://www.h2wtech.com/pdf/31-0288%20REV%20A%20VCS15-050-AB-LV-2.pdf

For additional information contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: info@h2wtech.com or visit the website at http://www.h2wtech.com

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LM76 – Low Cost, FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant Water Dog Linear Slides!

Low Cost, FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy Compliant Water Dog Linear Slides!

Linear Motion Control Components - LM76 Water Dog Sliders!

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E. Longmeadow, MA Motion — Control Components – Linear Motion – FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant, Water Dog Sliders from LM76 feature Corro-SlickTM coated 300 series stainless steel rails and contoured WDX Polymer blocks. Water Dog Sliders can be washed down with the most aggressive chemicals and caustic foaming agents and have an operating temperature range of – 400O to +180 OF. Quiet, low maintenance Water Dog Sliders can be used: Dry, submerged in liquids, and in refrigerated and frozen environments

The hard Rc78 Corro-SlickTM coating applied to the 300 series stainless steel rails is exceptionally corrosion and wear resistant. The coating under a microscope appears as small extremely hard spheres which results in a reduction in the coefficient of friction. The Corro-SlickTM coating which becomes an integral part of the rail is not subject to cracking or micro-fractures with deflection of the rails.

Widely used in packaging, food processing, pharmaceutical, bio-pharma, bottling, medical, and dairy industries the smooth WDX Polymer as used in Water Dog Sliders has a very low coefficient of friction, does not absorb fluids, is self lubricating, is FDA/Caustic Wash Down compliant, and prevents debris from adhere to it’s surfaces.

Linear Motion Control Components - Water Dog Sliders from LM76!

Water Dog sliders are available in two sizes. WD1 rail and block assemblies measures just 1.02 inches x 1.00 inches high. Standard off-the-shelf rail lengths are 12, 24, 36 and 48 in., and standard stock lengths of 157 in. are available. The WD1 blocks are 1.00 in. wide x 0.75 in. high x 4.00 in. long with two Stainless Steel anchors threaded for 1/4-20 screws. Rails are drilled on 3.15 inch centers for easy integration into a processing system and are designed for side loads up to 179 lbs and vertical compression loads of 89 lbs.

WD2 rail and block assemblies measures just 1.57 in. x 1.125 in. high. Standard off-the-shelf rail lengths are 12, 24, 36 and 48 in., and custom length to 122 in. are available. The WD2 blocks are 1.50 in. wide x 1.00 in. high x 5.250 in. long with four Stainless Steel anchors threaded for 1/4-20 screws. Rails are drilled on 3.15 inch centers and are designed for side loads up to 258 lbs and vertical down loads of 178 lbs.

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Simple, Super Low Friction Linear Motion Conveyance System

Transporter 2 Roller Block and Rail system from LM76
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The Transporter 2 Roller Block and Rail system from LM76 is just that…practical. A black anodized aluminum carriage plate which features 4 plastic wheels pressed over ABEC 1 roller bearings. Transporter’s rail features a ceramic coated aluminum extrusion which offers a hard, extremely durable running surface. Transporter 2 offers 2 carriage plate designs: Option 1 is a standard block with 4) 10-32 mounting holes. Option 2 is a longer and more narrow block with 4) 10-32 mounting holes and a hand lock assembly. This low friction, maintenance free system is superb for sliding doors, manual assembly lines, camera motion and any other applications where low friction motion is required. Transporter is not for high loads or moment loading or for applications which require high speed, critical accuracy or wash down.

 

Load Data

Max  ZO Max YO
15 Lbs. 15 Lbs.
Max Speed 10″ Per Second
  • Machine Tool Sliding Doors

  • Postal Equipment Linear Transporters

  • Monitor Stands

  • Hand/Manual Assembly
    Lines

  • Lab Equipment

  • Syringe Docking/Filling
    Systems

  • Cable&Hose Management System Guidance Trolleys
    (i.e. igus/A&A Gore-Tite)

  • Aerial Pneumatic Tool
    Festoon Followers

  • Table Top Conveyance –
    Arts and Crafts

  • Positioning for Measurement
    Components

  • Cable Reel Followers

  • Furniture Sliders

  • Closet Door Sliders

  • Small Appliance Sliders

  • Rack Shelf Sliders

  • Pulley Dancers

  • Moveable Armrest Sliders for Wheelchairs

  • Small Camera Slider

  • Wall Sliders for Monitors
    and Flat Panel Displays


Carriage Block P/N
 
TPS
( Standard Block)
TPL
Long and Narrow Block with
Hand

 

TPS Standard Block

TPL Long Block

Dimensions



A
±.010
B
±.010
C
±010
D E
1.000 0.620 0.125 0.940 0.500
F Standard Rail Lengths H
Screw Inch
H1 H2 H3
1.500 7,13,19,25,31 # 10 .375 .220 .206
NOTE: Rails are available up to 10 feet long. We will cut special lengths and provide special hole locations if provided a print.
Please call Christine
Carlson 1-800-513-3163
for further information
or email sales@LM76.com

Rail P/N
Length

LR3

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Part Number Example: LR3-36

1 LR3 Rail – 36″ Long

 

About LM76

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For all of the LM76 Catalogs go to:

http://lm76.com/PDF%20Catalogs.htm

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail:mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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Linear Motion – How Do You Move Articles of Antiquity?

Linear Motion Application – How Do You Move Articles of Antiquity?

Very Carefully With A High Load Rail System from LM76!

Linear Motion - Moving Articles of Antiquity using LM76 Rail System

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E. Longmeadow, MA – — The Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has to move articles of antiquity from one location to another. In this instance, they are moving a 5000 year old relief (hieroglyphics) weighing 8000 pounds to a new location in the Museum. Here is a frontal photo of the Relief from The Tomb of Senenuka.

Part of wall from tomb of Senenuka; nine stones fitting together and including two niches; lower left piece smooth limestone; upper far left preliminary black ink sketch; right of this sketch is a complete relief showing two seated figures; central piece has large scene of seated male on the left and other smaller male figure to the right; upper far right male figure relief outline; left of this again a scene of two seated figures at a table.

Senenuka Time of Khufu or Khafre (Maybe Dyn 5?) Overseer of the Pyramid-town of Khufu, Director of King’s wad-priests, Boundary official of a settlement, etc.

The MFA contracted CBI Consulting of Boston to design the frame and fixturing. Craig Barnes, an award winning architectural engineer called Mike Quinn of LM76 to review the linear motion application. Over the course of several weeks, LM76 and design partner Todd Kanipe designed a telescoping, high load roller/linear motion rail system that won approval. According to CBI’s Keith Bouchard, the linear rail system moves very smoothly and so far meets the expectations of this program.”

Linear Motion Application – According to MFA Antiquity Specialist Jean Louis Lachevere, “All of these moves present very real dangers to the artifact being transported. In this case, we have a 8000 pound relief which already has its problems due to age and the fact that it is limestone ( limestone is very vulnerable to the atmosphere ).” Seen from the front, the relief is straight. From the back, much of the top back is gone. Thus, the back of the relief has to be plastered so the back is flat. Pins are inserted to further reinforce the relief and then it is tipped on its back. It is then moved to its new atmospherically controlled display case. LM76’s design is used in the transfer from the dolly to the mounting rails and restraints in the display case. This 36” motion is fraught with things that can go wrong. One of the considerations is the possibility of an earthquake…any problem conceivable is taken into account.

Motion Control  - Moving Articles of Antiquity using High Load Rail SystemCastors and sliders at end of armature. The sliders are mounted to the castors and work like telescoping drawer slides.

 

Linear Motion - High Load Rail System Moves Articles of AntiquityCastors and sliders as seen from below. The chalk X is used to mark the block where added weld is required. Each block is to be welded both sides. Each slider is to be addressed.

 

Motion Control Challenge - Moving Articles of Antiquity!Photo demonstrates that the wheels can rotate independently.

 

 

Moving Articles of Antiquity with High Load Rail SystemView of the slider assembly at the center of the welded fixture.

 

 

 

 

 

For Additional Information on LM76’s High Load Rail Systems go to: http://www.lm76.com

Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman Teflon® Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic-coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA/USDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact Mike Quinn at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr., E. Longmeadow, MA 01028; Telephone: 413-525-4166, Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the website at http://www.lm76.com

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