July 12-14, 2016
San Fransisco, CA
Experts in Moton-Linear Guides, Bearings, Positioning Tables
IKO is a world renowned producer of quality needle bearings, linear motion rolling guides, precision positioning tables & machine components. Only IKO offers C-Lube; a 5 year or 12,500 miles maintenance-free lubrication in M series linear ways & maintenance-free cam followers. IKO offers specialized solutions for many unique manufacturing situations including: clean rooms, vacuum environments, high temperature areas & dust or spatter protection.
IKO products are highly regarded in the worldwide marketplace and the company strives to live up to the inspiration for the name IKO:
Innovation—our employees are constantly striving to develop new technologies.
Know-How—our extensive technical knowledge is applied to every situation to determine an optimal solution.
Originality—our creativity allows us to develop techniques that help us continuously improve the performance of our products.
Space-saving design. These specialized bearings feature a space-saving design, with rollers alternately crossed at right angles between inseparable inner and outer rings. Because the rollers make inline contact with the raceway surfaces, elastic deformation under load is minimal. Bearings can simultaneously accommodate loads from all directions, including radial, axial and moment loads.
IKO's CRBF Crossed Roller Bearings feature numerous mounting holes on both the inner and outer rings, enabling fast and easy mounting without the need for special housings and fixing plates. The roller guidance system incorporates special separators between cylindrical rollers, allowing ultra-smooth and high-speed rotation.
Both open and sealed versions are readily available. The open structure is well suited to low-energy applications, due to the absence of any sealing friction, while sealed types feature synthetic rubber seals that provide excellent protection against dust and contaminants, as well as prevent grease from escaping.
Because the rotational torque of CRBF Crossed Roller Bearings is lower than that of traditional plain bearings, the difference between static and dynamic torque capacities is small. This enables both lower power consumption and a reduced operating temperature rise, which increases overall machine efficiency.
Basic dynamic load ratings range from 2,910 to 84,300 N and the CRBF bearings' operating temperature ranges from -20° to +110° C. Ideal applications include industrial robots, machine tools, medical equipment and other machinery requiring high rigidity and superior accuracy in a compact footprint.
IKO International has expanded the number of carriage sizes and options available for its line of miniature bearings, making them the most robust on the market.
IKO currently offers some of the smallest commercially available miniature bearings, with sizes as small as 1 mm. To handle more robust applications, the company offers standard and wide rail options to its C-Lube Linear Way ML line, suited for single-row track rail uses.
ML standard models span a range of 1 to 25 mm wide track rails, with wide-track rail models as high as 42 mm (MLF models). Miniature series carriages are available in four different lengths: compact, standard, long and extra-long.
Because of these additions, IKO’s ML miniature bearings can perform under higher loads. Consider the MLF42 model, which boasts a dynamic load rating in excess of 9,000 N and a moment load rating over 320 N•m (MLFG42) in the roll axis.
The ML line also features built-in lubrication, IKO’s proprietary C-Lube technology, which allows for long-term maintenance-free operation. C-Lube units start at 3 mm. IKO’s ML miniature linear bearings achieve precise linear motion across a range of industries, from semiconductor manufacturing to packaging, and in medical, surgical, life science and robotics applications.
IKO International now offers two different long-term lubrication technologies for cam followers: a self-lubricating solution for the cam follower itself, as well as an external mechanism that lubricates the bearing surfaces against the rail.
IKO’s line of C-Lube cam followers include a thermoset solid lubricant prepacked into the bearing space for long lasting, maintenance-free operation. Stud diameters are available from 5 to 20 mm.
IKO also offers separate, hood-like units that may be attached to metric cam followers. These supply high-quality lubricating oil to the outside diameter of the cam follower outer ring and track surface, enabling uninterrupted smooth motion on track surfaces for several years.
IKO offers a broad selection of cam followers that meet the diverse needs of applications including machine tools, industrial robots, electronic parts production and office automation equipment. To learn more, visit www.ikont.com/rotary-bearings/cam-followers.
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