X

The Benefits Of NSK’s NH Series Linear Guides

By Matt Williams -

An Italian manufacturer of glass processing machinery is benefitting from the adoption of NH series linear guides from NSK.

Now serving in a vertical drilling and milling machine for flat glass products, the NH30 (stainless steel version) Series linear guides within NSK’s NH Series overcome a number of challenges to deliver optimal performance for end users.

The philosophy of this specialist in flat glass and insulating glass processing machinery centres on understanding specific customer requirements to develop increasingly high-performance solutions that process the ‘glass of tomorrow’. This ethos requires continuous and important investments in R&D, and the identification of technologies that can provide notable advantages to its customers.

A case in point involved the company’s vertical drilling and milling machine, which had several demands for linear guides during the development process, not least high loads, high precision, easy assembly and error-free mounting. Furthermore, the quality of glass pane processing depends mostly on system stability when using the various drilling or milling tools, while corrosion problems can result for horizontal rail guides from the mix of cooling water and glass particles.

Following technical and commercial discussions, as well as testing on small prototypes, NSK successfully proposed its NH30 (stainless steel version) horizontal linear rails with parallel axes to withstand severe corrosion. This robust design configuration and a successful testing phase secured the contract for NSK.

The stainless steel version of the NSK NH series has a special quality to ensure the same load as standard NH versions: the material can be hardened, making it a proposition unique to NSK. This factor was highly attractive to the customer, which knew that using a standard coating was unrealistic as it would quickly erode from the scratching effect of glass dust.

A final consideration in selecting the optimal supplier of linear guides was NSK’s official Italian distributor, Veneta Bearings. By using Veneta, the customer can benefit from the parallel supply of ancillary items such as chains, belts, racks and pinions, which are not part of NSK’s product portfolio. Today, the customer is profiting from a combination of NSK’s technical experience and a robust commercial collaboration through its official distribution channel.

 

Find out more about NSK Europe

Also, stay up to date with the most recent machine vision and image processing news right here on MVPro Media.

Most Read

Fives & mon-marché.fr To Revolutionise Shopping

byMatt Williams

September 28, 2022

Fives, one of the world's most preferred partners for transforming supply chain facilities, has been...

Prophesee: EU’s Most-Funded In Fabless Chips

byMatt Williams

September 26, 2022

Prophesee, the inventor of the world’s most advanced neuromorphic vision systems, has announced the completion...

Optomotive To Unveil Two New Products At VISION

byMatt Williams

September 28, 2022

Optomotive, manufacturer of cutting-edge, high-performance cameras and 3D smart sensors, has announced two brand-new products,...

SMC: 4 Ways To Increase Vacuum Efficiency

byMatt Williams

September 27, 2022

With energy prices surging across Europe, efficiency has become a high priority for all manufacturing...

Teledyne Introduces AxCIS Contact Image Sensors

byMatt Williams

September 28, 2022

Teledyne DALSA has introduced AxCIS ™, a new family of high-speed and high-resolution fully integrated...

Xenics introduces DIONE 1024 Camera Core

byMatt Williams

September 27, 2022

Dione 1024 has been announced today as the new member of the long-wave infrared (LWIR)...

Women In AI: Startup Event On 29th September

byMatt Williams

September 27, 2022

Women in AI will present their very first free startup community event at Wayve Technologies...