Round rail offers distinct cost and reliability advantages for certain applications, but maximizing those advantages depends on specifying the right bearing to minimize friction. Designers must often choose between plain bearings (or bushings) and ball bearings. And within each type, they will have more options that impact price, performance, maintainability and durability. Understanding these options early in the design cycle will optimize the performance and cost of the linear motion application.
Presenter: Pablo Olachea, Product Line Specialist - Linear Bearings & Guides, Thomson