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Anti-Cage-Creep Roller Cage Enhances Frictionless Table Line

Schneeberger has added the Formula-S cage assist solution to its line of frictionless tables (slides). This cage-centering mechanism eliminates cage creep in linear motion applications with accelerati...


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November 1, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Schneeberger has added the Formula-S cage assist solution to its line of frictionless tables (slides). This cage-centering mechanism eliminates cage creep in linear motion applications with accelerations up to 15 Gs and is now available with the company’s Types NK and NKL precision linear motion slides. Creep of the cross-roller cage occurs gradually in cross-roller-type bearings that are subject to high accelerations, especially in vertical orientation with oscillatory motion. Once a cage migrates out of position, the result is reduction of travel and eventual damage as it repeatedly contacts the end piece and skids back. Based on a rugged rack and pinion design, this economical device is compatible with Types RN and RNG series linear bearings.

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