Ask a Bishop-Wisecarver Engineer:
How do I protect my linear guide wheel bearings?
The environment always determines the type of guide wheel bearing protection you should choose so let’s discuss the 4 main options:
The next two options are more specific to Bishop-Wisecarver’s DualVee technology and may not apply to other vendors:
4. Special Configurations - The washdown bearing includes a patented inner seal and outer shield design. The design of the outer shield allows it to act as a momentary seal when subjected to pressure from high velocity fluid such as washdown spray. The pressure causes the shield to deflect and conform to the wheel’s metallic surface. When the pressure is removed, the shield returns to its normal position, allowing liquid and debris that entered between the shield and seal to drain out or be spun out by centrifugal force when the wheel rotates.
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Engineer and product manager at Bishop-Wisecarver, Alex Marques, answers your industrial motion questions.