Pittsburg, CA — Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., the manufacturer of the DualVee guide wheel for guided motion technology, has announced that Suad Bajric of Mississauga, ON, has won the 2010 Creative Dual/Vee Application Video Contest.
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Bishop-Wisecarver was looking to discover and award the most creative mechanical application designed using DualVee linear guide wheels.
The submission by the employee of Hana Design is for an application that uses six size 0 DualVee guide wheels that travel on a 36-in.-diameter circular tensioner with a 10-in. stroke. The design combined three long springs hidden below the track to control tension force. Bajric created the double-edge track himself.
The design is used on machines for winding paper around transformers. It shows that a circular motion can be achieved on a large radius, says Bajric, who adds that the application has been installed on three machines, replacing outdated bearings from another company. “The application is very compact and clean,” he said.
“What an innovative way to utilize our guide wheels,” said Ariel Oriel, senior project engineer at Bishop-Wisecarver. “It’s gratifying to see the numerous creative things that designers envision when using our products and actually have them come to fruition.”
The online video contest was launched April 5, 2010, on YouTube as a kickoff to the anniversary festivities. Participants created and submitted a 60-second video demonstrating their application and how DualVee had been used. On June 15, the contest closed and all videos submitted were reviewed by a panel of judges.
Bajric has won a four-day trip for two to California, where he and his wife will have a chance to meet with the Bishop-Wisecarver team.
“For 60 years Bishop-Wisecarver has been fostering the imagination of our customers to come up with unique and creative mechanical solutions,” said Pamela Kan. president of Bishop-Wisecarver.
Bishop-Wisecarver offers a wide range of linear and rotary motion components, linear guides and actuated linear systems from clean room to high debris applications.
The winning video, showing the application in operation, can be found on YouTube here.