Cleaning Up: Easy-to-Clean Linear Axis Multi-variant MKR 20-80 Food & Packaging linear modules from Rexroth

Cleaning Up: Easy-to-Clean Linear Axis Multi-variant MKR 20-80 Food & Packaging linear modules

Smooth surfaces and corrosion-resistant materials: the MKR 20-80 linear module is particularly suitable for applications which involve intensive cleaning.

The multi-variant MKR 20-80 linear module from Rexroth is a particularly easy-to-clean and individually configurable, ready-to-install solution for applications involving intensive cleaning cycles, for example in applications associated with the food and packaging industries. The design features smooth, liquid-repellant surfaces without any dead spaces or grooves. The compact case made of anodized aluminum is sealed against the carriage by a DIN EN 10088 compliant non-corrosive steel strip. For especially demanding applications the manufacturer also offers the linear module with ball rail systems made of corrosion-resistant materials to Resist NR II standard.

Thanks to the pre-tensioned toothed belt, the linear module can achieve speeds of up to 5m/s. The gap-type sealing for the guidance of the toothed belt is maintenance-free. Rexroth supplies the linear modules, which are also suitable for vertical operations, in customer-specified lengths to order and both with and without motors. Simple engine mounting using centering recess and thread on the drive end block. Design engineers can choose either a journal version or a hollow shaft version with and without a second journal, plus the adaptation of a gear unit. This means that the linear module achieves optimum adaptation of carried mass to the drive motor inertia for each application, thanks to the different speed increasing ratios.

The manufacturer also supplies the particularly easy-to-clean version of the MKR 20-80 as complete shafts with matching servo drives, integrated brakes and transducers. Rounding off the product range are drive controllers plus controls units.

Bosch Rexroth Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth AG, one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 38,400 associates generated approximately 6.4 billion euros in revenue in 2011.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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