Linear Motion Blog

  1. When Smaller is Better: MinVee® Miniature Linear Guide

    When Smaller is Better: MinVee® Miniature Linear Guide
    Bishop-Wisecarver’s MinVee® Miniature Linear Guides provide all the benefits of the patented DualVee products, but with a compact carriage assembly and smaller double edged track. With axial load capacities up to 121 pounds and speeds up to 5 m/s It is an ideal motion solution for customer applications including medical, laboratories, packaging and semiconductor.
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  2. 2020 Customer Survey Findings

    Bishop-Wisecarver has always focused on delivering high quality linear motion solutions on-time and on-budget, and we have monitored our performance and results for years. Every year since 2012 we have asked our customers to provide candid and confidential feedback to us about our products and service as well as improvements on where we can improve. We are blessed with thousands of pieces of feedback from long-time valued customers. Here are the results from our 2020 survey.
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  3. Keeping Machines Rolling with DualVee Guide Wheel Technology

    Keeping Machines Rolling with DualVee Guide Wheel Technology
    There are more adjectives to describe Bishop-Wisecarver’s DualVee Guide Wheel technology, but you get the point. The patented vee guide wheels were designed by founder Bud Wisecarver in 1968 and the company’s signature product has been helping customers with quiet, low friction motion in even the most extreme conditions for more than 50 years.
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  4. Digital Transformation Helps Small Companies Win Big

    Digital Transformation Helps Small Companies Win Big
    Digital transformation continues to be a hot topic for businesses as it is a proven way for companies of any size to leverage innovative new technologies and significantly reduce costs, while also improving operations, performance, safety and, ultimately, the bottom line. These efforts might begin with a focus on one part of a company, but the benefits can extend throughout the organization and externally to customers and partners.
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  5. Reliability is Key for Precision Agriculture Equipment

    Reliability is Key for Precision Agriculture Equipment
    Problem solving is what many of us do all day everyday. But if we solve one problem by creating another, we still have work to do. And sometimes that second problem is bigger than the original issue. This is a dilemma faced in the new era of precision agriculture and robotic farming where the equipment designed to solve certain problems, brought many of their own. Bishop-Wisecarver took on these new design challenges to ensure reliable autonomous motion in this specialized equipment that has to work 24/7 in harsh and extreme environments.
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  6. Guided Motion Solutions a Must for Medical Analysis Equipment

    Guided Motion Solutions a Must for Medical Analysis Equipment
    When performing vital tests in hospitals or clinical labs, results must be accurate and quick. Prescribed medical care for individuals, or decisions that could impact large groups of people, are depending on these results and no one wants a delay.
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  7. Choosing a Ring: Slewing RIngs vs. Vee Guide Ring Systems

    Choosing a Ring: Slewing RIngs vs. Vee Guide Ring Systems
    From songs to books to entertainment and common phrases, there are no shortages of rings to discuss. The same holds true for today’s manufacturers. They want to conserve floor space by developing circular or complex curvilinear paths for product movement within production workstation cells and must choose between using slewing rings or vee guide ring systems. Multiple ring options, but what is the best choice? As with most situations, both products have their benefits and best use cases.
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  8. Providing Safety, Support and Service During COVID-19

    Providing Safety, Support and Service During COVID-19
    Located in Pittsburg, California, Bishop-Wisecarver (BW) has been under a Shelter in Place order since March 17. Like everyone else throughout the world, COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our “normal” ways of doing business, but as a team, we’ve found new solutions to meet these challenges. And we’ve found those silver linings throughout the process as we’ve continued to manufacture linear motion products daily and provide our Signature Experience for customers.
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  9. Getting Back to the Basics with Linear Guides 101 Webinar

    Getting Back to the Basics with Linear Guides 101 Webinar
    Let’s get back to the basics! Chances are, since you are reading this blog, you have some working knowledge or interest in linear motion technology. But has anyone ever explained the foundational knowledge key to long term success in selecting the best motion solutions moving forward? If not, this is that day.
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  10. Helping California’s Manufacturing Industry on the Road to Recovery

    Helping California’s Manufacturing Industry on the Road to Recovery
    Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver, has been advocating for the manufacturing industry on the local, state and national level for more than 20 years. She is a strong and respected voice and was recently appointed to Governor Newsom’s Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force. As one of 80+ members selected from California’s business, political and social sector, Pamela is tasked with helping bring back the state’s economy from the COVID-19 pandemic. As she represents the manufacturing industry in this state-wide group, Pamela was also asked to join one of Governor Newsom’s recent Economic Recovery and Reinvention Listening Tour episodes focused on manufacturing.
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