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Linear guidance systems

Adjustment of the printing cylinder by INA flat cage guidance systems M+V (Photo: Koenig & Bauer AG)
Outstanding load capacity, rigidity, and highly dynamic: Improved roller monorail guidance system RUE
Modern technology, compact design: INA flat cage guidance system M+V

Powerful and straight to the point

Designers of printing machines are increasingly using the advantages of linear technology to solve design challenges. The Schaeffler Group also has a wide and well-engineered product range in this area.

For example, one of the best known linear products is the INA roller monorail guidance system RUE with its outstanding load capacity and rigidity.

The effectiveness of the seal RUE against dust, aggressive media or other damaging environmental influences has been significantly improved for our premium quality X-life versions. With our specially developed modular seal system, we have an optimal solution for every application.

Further examples of linear technology in printing machines are lightweight locating and non-locating track rollers. They run quietly, have low-friction characteristics and provide stick-slip free movement; they also require reduced design space. If oval or other types of curved paths are planned, different types of guideway geometry can be easily combined.

A further application for linear guidance systems is the adjustment of the main cylinder for “print on/off”, which need not always be carried out by an eccentric motion. For example, INA flat cage guidance systems M+V can support high forces, are particularly rigid, run extremely smoothly and have a high degree of positioning accuracy. They are supplied in different lengths and are also available in coated versions for demanding applications, for example, with corrosion protection (Corrotect®) or additional wear protection (Protect B).


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