Bishop-Wisecarver announced the launch of its QuickTrak line, a family of modular linear guide components and sub-assemblies that help manufacturers and automation solution providers assemble machines with motion guidance systems faster and easier. The T-nut and T-slot based kit of parts reduces downtime and total cost of ownership by allowing the user to build a linear guide system from modular, cut-to-length and easy-to-assemble parts.
Available as a kit of parts or fully assembled, QuickTrak simplifies the design process and offers fast alignment. The product comes in two sizes and two configurations which can be used much like an industrial-grade erector set, explained Bishop-Wisecarver Vice President of Engineering Ali Jabbari.
QuickTrak wheel plates are also fast to install and customize without additional machining, consisting of wheel mounting kits assembled in T-slots on extruded aluminum wheel plates. Wheel mounting kits consist of DualVeeÂ® guide wheels, bushings, wheel covers and T-slot mounting fasteners. Wheel plates are simply cut to specified span widths, from just the minimum required to mount wheel kits to any particular width required in a customer’s application.
QuickTrak’s adaptability and ease of assembly lends itself especially well to any machine with T-slot extrusions. QuickTrak is an ideal choice to retrofit such systems and can save money by eschewing the need to develop an entirely new machine in order to add motion guidance features.