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When designing a linear system into a machine, dealing with installation and arrangement is of paramount concern. Modifying an existing structure may be tedious and difficult, while creating new structure/support may be prohibitively expensive. With Modern Linear track, the designer is offered a variety of methods to best suite their machine and application.

 

Track can installed by utilizing pre-drilled hole spacing and your own hardware, bolted directly to the machine. An extrusion with two pieces of Single Edge track inset can be mounted to your structure as seen in the photo below.

 

This customer’s furnace inspection guide used single-edge track with the extrusion bolted to their machine frame.

 

You can also buy un-drilled track and drill your own holes to your exact specifications. Track can be drilled, mounted to a spacer, then the spacer can be welded to the existing steel structure (as seen in our prior post, here).

 

Track can be welded directly to the frame without issue, as seen in the photo above of a customer’s exercise machine design.

 

Additionally, Modern Linear Double Track provides handy solutions in machine design:
  • If the carriage needs to span a gap, there is concern with stability across the distance and load in the center of the gap. Using Double Track, you can simply bolt one end on either side of the machine frame and the carriage will run across the gap without issue.
  • The roller/track interface is inherently rugged.
  • Allowing the carriage to span a gap also allows for potential debris/contamination to fall away from the system more easily. Debris is prevented from getting trapped and building up in the machine.
  • Extremely compact design (more compact than our Vector Quad, even) and built-in parallelism (versus two separate tracks which must be aligned), saving valuable time at installation.

 

Modern Linear Double Track has the added benefits of extremely compact design (more compact than our Vector Quad, even) and built-in parallelism (versus two separate tracks which must be aligned), saving valuable time at installation.

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