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Authorised linear partner

29 November 2017

TransDev has been named an authorised IKO linear partner, to go alongside its existing NTN SNR reseller status. This new partnership positions TransDev as a key distributor in the UK and Ireland for IKO linear products.

TransDev has already carefully integrated bearings and linear products into its range of motion products. Now, with IKO’s linear products, plus a soon to be launched linear cutting production cell, there is even greater choice. 

IKO linear guides are used in a wide variety of industries, including product handling, cutting and sealing applications, such as food processing machines, cigarette packaging and bottling machines. 

The IKO Linear Motion Rolling Guide Series is a range of machine parts that are used for reducing linear motion friction in the positioning mechanisms of machinery. TransDev supplies a large range of products, including  linear way and linear roller way rail guiding systems, and a ball spline-based shaft guiding system.

Available sizes range from what is believed to be the world’s smallest track rail at just 1mm wide, to a very large version which provides high rigidity and high-load capacity. The Linear Motion Rolling Guide Series is widely used in various fields ranging from the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing devices to large machine tools, construction equipment and packaging machinery.

If customers need advice TransDev has the expertise to discuss any requirements and can suggest possible solutions.

John Loonam, product manager for rotary and linear bearings at TransDev, says: “Linear guides from IKO are suitable for vertical and horizontal linear motion and are manufactured from stainless and carbon steel. They are enhanced with IKO’s ‘C-lube self-lubrication technology’, which reduces oiling management and helps keep products maintenance-free. They also feature interchangeable linear bearings and rails for quick delivery; ensuring optimum performance. Our new linear cutting cell will offer excellent delivery and customisation support. Many of our bearings are ready for next day delivery, so customers can specify the exact bearing solution they require and be fitting them the next day”