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An overview of the Monorail BM profiled guideways

08 February 2017

The Schneeberger Monorail BM profiled guideway has a reputation in industrial applications where the high requirements for speed, strength and consistency of running properties are a must.

Monorail BM – a reliable and robust product

The guideways are supplied in one-piece lengths of up to 6m. MONORAIL BM guideways, available in sizes BM 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 45, are reliable and robust solutions for various industrial applications in medical technology, the semiconductor industry, laboratory automation, measuring technology, automation, robotics, the optics industry and, of course, the machine tool industry.

Technical advantages of the product

• High rigidity and load carrying capacity in all directions with quiet, low-vibration and low-friction running
• Speeds up to 5m/s, acceleration up to 100m/s2
• Large selection of carriage and rail types for a wide range of applications
• Four accuracy and preload classes
• Extended service life with low-cost maintenance
• Accessories and options such as integrated distance measuring system or integrated gear racks

Distance measuring systems, profiled guideways with integrated rack and pinion drive, accessories

The Monorail BM guideway is available with integrated AMSA, AMSABS and AMSD distance measuring systems. Additional accessories include bellows, additional wipers and lubrication plates to name but a few.

The Monorail BM linear bearings are equipped with longitudinal and cross wipers as standard. This efficient sealing prevents dirt ingress and loss of lubricant leading to improved service life.

Stainless steel for special applications

Monorail BM guideways are also available with different material options for extreme environments such as stainless steel and ceramics or with corrosion protective coatings such as Duralloy.

LG Motion – design and manufacture of motion control solutions

Based in Basingstoke, LG Motion Ltd design, develop and manufacture motion control technology components and systems to meet the exacting requirements of research and academic institutions and the wider industry.

Complementing its own design and manufacturing capability LG Motion also have close partnerships with a number of well-known global motion control specialists including the Swiss German precision manufacturer Schneeberger. Schneeberger have been designing and manufacturing linear guides and frictionless tables for over 90 years. Schneeberger manufactures a broad range of products, from linear and profiled guideways through to complete linear-drive positioning systems.


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