LM76 (www.lm76.com), a world leader in self lubricating linear motion bearings, has unveiled a linear slide ideal for non-contaminating linear motion applications such as pharmaceutical, medical and food processing equipment — the Whispah Linear Slide.
Offering smooth motion, the new linear slide is exceptionally quiet and is low cost. The Whispah Linear Slide has been specifically developed to fully utilize LM76’s Minute Man Linear Bearings’ properties, such as high load capacity, low friction, high speed (400 SFM), self lubrication, shock absorption, very low friction (0.09 to 0.12 C of F), zero absorption and noiseless.
Aside from non-contaminating environments, the stable two rail Whispah Linear Slide is also well suited for use in harsh environments such as welding systems, caustic wash downs, ceramic tile wet saws and outdoor (all-weather) applications.
The new Whispah Linear Slide comes in two different sizes. The WSP 2 Twin Rail System, which can handle greater load and provide higher stability, features 6.00” long x 7.00” wide table with a bearing centerline to centerline measurement of 2.906”. Meanwhile, the low profile WSP 1 Twin Rail System has 4.00” long x 5.50” wide table and a bearing centerline to centerline of 2.125”, can support side loads (Co-rad) to 75 lbs and vertical loads (Co-ax) to 150 lbs.
Both versions are offered in lengths to 120”. For longer life, aluminum two rail extrusion of the Whispah Linear Slide is covered with a Hardcoat finish. It also features predrilled mounting holes, making integration into existing or new systems easy. Although it is a low profile system, it still has room for easy mounting of electro-mechanical linear actuator or pneumatic cylinder to operate the slide.