In the case of very fast gliding applications, the glide bars in the super aluminium troughs have been a potential weak point. They wear faster than the more abrasion-resistant chains. For these applications, an abrasion-optimised, injection moulded glide bar has now been developed. This is much more durable for the same price and will be used in future in all matching trough sizes.
The GB.31.500 glide bar has a load-bearing surface of 31mm. It fits on 973.31SL, 974.31.SL, and 975.31.SL troughs and can thus be used with outer chain heights of 64mm, 84mm, and 108mm. It is simply clipped into the aluminium SuperTrough.
|Part No.||Aluminium SuperTrough|
Comparison tests of real customer applications have shown that, for highly dynamic applications, the new GB.31.500 glide bars exhibit wear that is lower by more than a factor of five.
This reduces glide bar maintenance costs to a minimum. Only when the energy chain has reached its wear limit does the glide bar require inspection. The new glide bar has no direct influence on the service life of the e-chain® itself.
Due to the short individual parts, the installation of the abrasion-optimised glide bar can be implemented quickly and easily.
Optional isense EC. T the sensor for glide bar wear monitoring in the guide trough.
Guide troughs are used for long travels. They facilitate smooth, low-friction operation of e-chains® and e-tubes.