026-10 Stuttgart, 2010-04-28

Cover Strip for Profiled Rail Systems: Cuts Assembly Costs and Protects Seals

Cover Strip for Profiled Rail Systems

The cover strip made of rustproof spring steel is simply clipped onto the guide rails which come as standard with retaining grooves.

The cover strip from Rexroth is made of rustproof spring steel in order to provide a smooth surface - a requirement of central importance for profiled rail systems. It reduces possible wear on the seals and the ingress of dirt into the runner block this can cause. In many applications the results are longer lubrication intervals and less contamination of coolants and therefore the environment. At the same time the cover strip provides optimum protection against the ingress of chips and fine dust into the runner block when it passes over the bore holes.

The cost-effectiveness of the cover strip also makes itself felt during installation, as it takes only one work step to cover all bore holes. This eliminates the effort otherwise involved in inserting the conventional plastic caps, reducing the assembly time for a 2-meter rail by up to 30 percent.

The precision parts are manufactured with a width tolerance of a few µm for simple clipping onto the guide rails which come as standard with retaining grooves. In the case of multi-piece guide rails the cover strip also extends over the rail junctions, creating a continuous surface of up to 75 meters without interruption. An optional sliding strip version which can be fitted under the runner block during servicing is also available. The cover strip can be fitted and removed many times.

Cover strips can be delivered either together with the guide rails or separately for stocking, replacement and retrofitting. Front-end strip fasteners, assembly sets and an expanding mandrel are available as accessories.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and using renewable energies. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 5.9 billion Euro with 35,300 employees.

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