When performance and reliability really count
From specialised patient beds to ventilators, the IKO C-Lube M Linear range has proved to be an excellent choice for a few reasons: the range of sizes and configuration, the maintenance-free capability, the low torque smooth motion and the compactness of the units. These units can be modified to handle high temperatures and chemical wash down where required in the form of stainless steel versions.
From oncology equipment to surgical robots, IKO’s CRB and CF series have been the go to products for many because of the broad range of the products. The CRB range has a super slim S type with a width of 5mm and a thickness of 5.5mm, the F type flanged bearing with mounting holes for easy installation, the excellent sealing properties and smooth motion under complex loads. The cam follower (CF) range has now been extended to incorporate the C-lube technology, maintenance free SG type and the additional add-on of the CL unit to lubricate the outer ring making it totally maintenance free.
Life science equipment
From sampling to automated analysing equipment, the IKO C-lube MAG Ball-Spline units and BWU high rigidity precision slides come into their own. MAG utilises the maintenance-free system, with four point contact giving added rigidity, the standard low frictional resistance and smooth movement. BWU simple limited stroke, stainless steel unit, for fluctuating and complex loads with speeds up to 3m per second.
The old adage is that a bearing is a bearing is a bearing. But is it right? Well over the years IKO has seen a distinct change in how it categories bearings, especially in the linear business. They would be transit linear and precision linear and IKO would fall into the precision end of the market. The processes used in the manufacturing of IKO’s products are to a standard that would probably fall into the over-engineered category but that’s IKO sits where it does in the market.
IKO knows that when it works with customers on applications such as the examples above (plus many more industry sectors) not only has it got the application knowledge to make suggestions, but also the company knows that the product will always back it up.
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