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Linear motion track systems and how they help you

January 29, 2018

Linear motion track systems and how they help you

Linear Motion Track Systems: 115RC & 116RC

Linear track systems are making a big splash in residential and commercial applications. That’s because linear tracks bring movement to a bevy of creative applications, making environments more space-efficient and easier to handle.

What is a Linear Track System?

A linear motion track system allows you to move an application, like a panel or even a sliding door, back-and-forth along a rail. There are two main components:

  1. A carriage, also known as a cartridge or cassette
  2. A track, also known as a rail

In systems like the 115RC, the cartridge uses an innovative design—recirculating ball bearings that offset the weight of an application. This allows a user to slide an application (in the 115RC’s case, one up to 265 lbs.) with ease.

In more dramatic instances, as with the heavy-duty 116RC, a user can pull heavy-duty applications of nearly 800 lbs. almost effortlessly. This was the case with a British Children’s Hospital.

Heavy Duty Doors installed with Accuride 116RC

An image of an Accuride 116RC used on a large sliding door inside a hospital. The 116RC linear track system supports such heavy-duty applications thanks to a 793 lb. load rating

116rc heavy duty sliding system on a sliding door in a hospital
A close-up of a 116RC mounted onto a large sliding inside of a children’s hospital. The 116RC requires less than 5 lbs. of pull-force, making it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Usually, both parts are made from light-weight materials, often aluminum with some use of polymers. These materials are also corrosion-resistant, making them useful for outdoor, moist, and other tough environments. This corrosion-resistance also means there’s little need for maintenance.

Linear track systems also support multiple mounting arrangements, including side-, flat-, and vertical-mounting.

Linear Movement Solutions in Action

Thanks to their lightness, load capacity, corrosion-resistance, and precision movement, you can find linear motion track systems in many industries: aviation, medical, logistical, and commercial transportation are just a few.

Some specific industrial applications include:

  • automotive assembly
  • tool changer system
  • medical sample machines
  • food packaging
  • parts loaders and unloaders

Linear track systems aren’t just for commercial and industrial use. There’s a burgeoning use for them in homes, especially micro-living spaces. Linear tracks can allow residents to move walls, panels, and certain furniture, creating transformable living spaces.

115rc, 116rc linear track systems from AccurideA Summary of Linear Track Systems’ Benefits

Accuride linear track systems give users many benefits:

  • Easy installation
  • Low-resistance linear movement
  • ADA-compliance (116RC)
  • Corrosion-resistant, low-maintenance, light components
  • Max load capacities from 265 (115RC) to 793 lbs. (116RC)

For more helpful information on linear motion systems, stay tuned to Accuride.

Company: Accuride International

Product: Linear Track Systems

Source: https://www.accuride.com/blog/products/heavy-duty-linear-track-commercial-advantages/



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