It’s an exciting day for Bishop-Wisecarver, and our customers, as we announced expansion of our successful UtiliTrak® Family with an innovative, hybrid-designed Vee/Crown (VC) wheel plate for commercial applications. This new option simplifies ordering as we now have one solution that works for both vee and open track channels, while also maintaining backwards compatibility with existing UtiliTrak installations for easy direct-field replacements and upgrades.Read more »
Guided motion animates the manufacturing universe. Tracks, wheels and systems they comprise move the machinery and automate the equipment we use to create countless products that fuel our economy and advance our society.Guided motion animates the manufacturing universe. Tracks, wheels and systems they comprise move the machinery and automate the equipment we use to create countless products that fuel our economy and advance our society.Read more »
Components that make up these motion systems allow us to move heavy loads. They can be customized and adjusted for any number of functions or operational tasks, depending on load capacity, direction and chemical compatibility.
Typically, these guided motion systems are designed to work in clean, well-lubricated conditions. Of course, after months of repeated use, those conditions are a rarity in the industrial setting flying with all kinds of contaminants—debris, dirt, metal chips, sawdust, chemicals, water and more.
Experienced designers understand that they need to use components that can withstand the dirtiest conditions. Otherwise, they'll have to deal with premature equipment failure. One of the biggest hijackers of productivity: debris. That's why engineers look for guided motion components that can withstand dirty conditions and challenging environments.
Our product manager and engineer extraordinaire Brian Burke recently hosted a webinar about how to create a robust guided motion system for any environment.
As a company, we want to create quality products. As individuals, we want to stand as role models for future engineers and scientists. That's what Bud did, and that's a legacy we're proud to continue into the next 65 years and beyond.
In his presentation, he talked about how to design debris-tolerant guided motion systems. He explained how DualVee Motion Technology fits the bill, with its vee-edge design that sloughs off dirt and keeps machinery running long and strong with less maintenance.
But hey, if you missed the webinar, that's OK, you can view the webinar here:
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You know that feeling when you're driving through the backroads, trying to get around freeway rush hour, only to hit every single red light? Like, Every. Single. Stop. Lost time and frustration fulminate into road rage and you wonder why you didn't just take the train.Read more »
Full disclosure, math is not my best subject, in fact it ruined my chances at becoming a pharmacist, but when 3.14.15 comes around only once in a century, we need to celebrate! While I may not be stellar at math I love STEM and making sure our kids are getting a great STEM based experience in school. So we combined two of our favorite subjects – math and food – and built the first ever Bishop-Wisecarver Pie Making Machine in honor of Pi Day 2015. You won’t find it added to our sales catalog just yet, but you can check out what products we used to build it in a list I’ve included below.Read more »
The Golden Mousetrap Awards recognizes technologies driving progress in the design and manufacturing field. The program, hosted by UBM Canon, awards companies contributing to the renaissance of American manufacturing and promotes engineering and manufacturing as viable career paths for the next generation.Read more »