It’s one thing to get something spinning with the help of a bearing. Another type of motion is in a linear, or back and forth, dimension. Akron Bearing can help you with your linear motion needs. Most utilize recirculating ball or roller bearing elements (although some use plain bearings with special low friction coatings) that allow for smooth movement along track or rail. These systems can be very long, quiet, move quickly and carry a lot of load, depending on what type of system is used. Some common types include:
Slide Guides – high precision, high rigidity bearing which lower friction and do not stick or slip. They have very smooth operation even under high loads.
Slide ways / tables – non-recirculating bearings with a very high level of precision. Found often in measurement equipment.
Slide bushings – one of the most common types of linear bearings, these bushings work on special hardened round shafts and bushings either by themselves or mounted in housings. There is a broad range of designs for these bearings, which makes them suitable for most applications.
Akron Bearing can help you with your linear bearing needs. We work with manufacturers like THK, Thompson (now Danaher Motion), NB, IKO, INA, Pacific Bearings, Star Linear (or Bosch Rexroth), and many others. Give a call or stop by our store today to see what Akron Bearing can do for you.