(updated 14th April 2020)
We would like to reassure you that we are open and trading as usual.
Our technical sales team are available to help (by telephone or email) and cut off times remain the same.
Are you looking for a quiet linear motion system? Then look no further. Our new Vulkollan coated bearings are designed to run in our steel C channels to make a sliding system that is both smooth and quiet.
Choose from V.053P (52.5mm ø) or V.054P (62.5mm ø).
V.054P is also available in stainless steel.
The Oilamid rubbing block can be adjusted – by simply turning a screw – to provide axial guidance and support which helps the system to run true.
Full details will be published on our website in January 2020, but in the meantime please do contact us with your enquiry.
Mast bearings are found on fork lift trucks. They carry the forks (carriage) up the mast and they also enable the various stages of the mast to extend.
There are four main types of Mast Bearings:
Sometimes the mast guide bearings and side thrust rollers are fitted as a complete assembly, known as a Combined Roller Bearing.
Our Technical Sales team are very experienced in identifying mast bearings. To help them, you will need to provide the following information:
If the bearing you need is no longer in production or you have a special requirement, Euro-Bearings Ltd can manufacture bespoke mast bearings to suit your needs. Typically we would need a sample or pattern to quote and lead times can be as short as 24 hours.
If you need help to identify a mast bearing or want a quotation, please contact our technical sales team by email or telephone.
Combined Roller Bearings & Mating Steel Profiles are one of the most versatile linear motion systems. Originally used on forklift trucks, the bearings are designed to carry both the axial and radial loads in one unit. The bearings and rails can be used horizontally and vertically, and can also be arranged telescopically to allow for full extension.
The main advantage of Combined Roller Bearings over other track rolling systems is that the smaller axial rollers contact the web of the profiled rails. This helps to keep the system running parallel and consequently prevents it from jamming.
The bearings can be supplied pre-welded to a mounting plate and then simply bolted onto the carriage or they can be welded directly to the structure for a more compact configuration.
Here are some of the possible arrangements:
|Simple Horizontal |
|Combined Horizontal |
|2 Stage Telescopic |
|3 Stage Telescopic |
|I Beam |
Click on an image for further information.
With good resistance to dirt and heat, Combined Roller Bearings can be used in many industrial applications: from packaging machines to furnace loaders, brick makers to offshore pipe and cable laying devices, to name just a few.
If you have a heavy duty linear motion application, please contact our technical sales team for help and advice.
Our latest product is a stainless steel anti-vibration mount. It is available in two sizes – SS MCM 01 and SS MCM 02. This captive mount can be used to mount engines & generators in marine environments. The mounting hole is captive between the top and bottom plates to ensure that the AV mount remains failsafe should the rubber shear.
3D models of our linear bearing housings are now available for download from our website! These files are in STP (STEP) format.
Please see our webpage here: https://euro-bearings.com/housings.htm
We can supply other file types on request.
There is a vast range of linear motion products on the market and it can be difficult to know which product to select. This article discusses the various types of products available according to their rolling element and explores their advantages, disadvantages and limitations. Finally a selection chart clearly lists each product’s characteristics to help with specifying the best linear motion product.
Some of our linear motion products are shown in the table below:
|Linear Bearings, Housings, Shafts & Supports||Heavy Duty Rollers (NUTR, NUKR, NNTR)||Vee Bearings||Motion Guidance Systems (Standard & Aluminium)|
|Miniature Motion Guidance||Track Guidance System||Combined Roller Bearings||Plain Sliding Linear Bearings|
The primary purpose of linear motion products is to move something from one place to another in one direction along a straight line. Usually this is achieved using a bearing with a rolling element. Traditionally this rolling element would be a ball or roller, but these days some linear motion bearings do not incorporate a rolling element and consequently are known as ‘plain’ bearings. These plain bearings are simply plastic or ceramic bushes and are sometimes lined with PTFE or oil impregnated plastic to help reduce the sliding friction. Continue reading