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LoPro® Linear Actuators from Bishop-Wisecarver
Bishop-Wisecarver invented the DualVee® guide wheel over 50 years ago in four sizes of carbon steel as a component-based problem solver for harsh, debris-laden environments. It’s 2019. They now offer product options that include UtiliTrak® linear guides, LoPro® linear actuators to complete actuated system solutions.
LoPro® Linear Actuators excel in high speed, long length and dirty environments. UtiliTrak® is constructed with DualVee Motion Technology® in vee and vee/crown designs, and using MadeWell® Crown Rollers, and are perfect for commercial applications in need of a compact, easy-to-install, and low maintenance solution.
Both LoPro® and UtiliTrak® are available as part of the Bishop-Wisecarver QuickShip Program (ships from the facility within 3 business days).
Features and Benefits
DualVee Motion Technology is ideal for a wide range of applications, from the clean room to the sawmill. DualVee’s recirculating elements are self-contained and isolated from the environment. Without direct contact with the rail that can subject bearings to contamination, and ultimately, premature failure, DMT excels in dirty and extreme environments.
DMT’s circular bearing design also allows for faster acceleration and speeds.
- Carbon or stainless steel components
- Speeds up to 5.5 m/s
- Acceleration up to 5 g’s
- High accuracy and repeatability
- High temperature and clean room options
- Corrosion resistant versions available
- Ground mounting surfaces not required
- Low noise
- Smooth action
- Long lengths
Designed for Dirty and Severe Environments
The 90o DualVee design creates a velocity gradient, since the circumference of the wheel is greater at the major diameter, resulting in a constant sweeping action that cleans debris from the track.
DualVee-based linear guides are popular worldwide and used throughout a broad range of industries.
- Machine tool
- Automotive production
- Industrial automation
- Inspection equipment
- Material handling equipmen
- Textile machinery
- Paper processing and converting
- Packaging machinery
- Electronics assembly
- Non-contact machining equipment
Automotive assembly plant
LoPro is used to carry an air gun and parts for assembly, minimizing the possibility of workers tripping over long hoses and carrying heavy loads.
Custom Engineered Linear Motion Systems
In addition to the standard line of LoPro linear system products, Bishop-Wisecarver’s capabilities extend beyond these standard systems and into the realm of custom engineered products. Custom engineered solutions from Bishop- Wisecarver range from slight modifications made to standard systems to complete ground-up system designs using DualVee components and/or linear guides.
Value added modifications and capabilities include but are not limited to:
Custom engineered products are typically designed in collaboration with the customer’s design team, taking into account the major design parameters including envelope restrictions, material considerations, accuracy, repeatability, thrust requirements, duty cycle, and service life objectives. Non-recurring engineering fees may apply depending on the level of customization involved. Typical projects entail varying levels of prototype sketching, detailing, and prototype design modification as the system specifications are refined. Prior to fabrication, prototype designs are formally detailed and documented for “sign-off” approval by the customer. JIT and Kanban-type arrangements can be accommodated for custom engineered OEM requirements.