Press Release: Bishop-Wisecarver Expands UtiliTrak Family with Innovative Hybrid-Designed Vee/Crown Wheel Plate for Commercial Applications
Provides Compatibility with Both Vee and Open Track Channels, Thus Creating Ease of Selection and Maintenance
Pittsburg, Calif. – October 3, 2018 – a trusted industrial automation company offering proven linear, rotary, and curvilinear motion solutions expertly designed and delivered to perform, today announced the newest member of its UtiliTrak® family of products. The new UtiliTrak® Vee/Crown (VC) wheel plate assembly simplifies a customer’s ordering process by offering 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. This flexibility, combined with the VC wheel plate’s ability to perform in contaminated environments, low rolling friction and high-speed capacity provides the optimal solution for commercial applications.
“The expansion of our UtiliTrack® family underscores Bishop-Wisecarver’s Signature Experience guarantee to provide the right product with the best design for our customers,” said Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver. “As demonstrated by our new VC wheel plate assembly offering, we are always looking for ways to simplify our customers’ lives, provide multiple options for different environments with a low total cost of ownership, and thus provide a superior customer experience from pre-order to post installation.”
About the UtiliTrak® VC Wheel Plate Assembly
The wheels of the UtiliTrak® VC are compatible with both vee and open track channels to help reduce ordering complexity. The VC wheel plate assembly is also dimensionally interchangeable to enable direct replacements and alternatives for existing UtiliTrak® wheel plate assembly installations and ensures that parts and accessories work for both versions (wiper caps, felts, brakes, adjustment wrenches, etc.) The hybrid of the vee and crown wheel design also allows for up to two degrees of misalignment.
The VC wheel plate assembly incorporates many of the benefits of Bishop-Wisecarver’s DualVee Motion Technology to provide self-cleaning wiping action for use in contaminated environments, as well as smooth and quiet, low friction motion. The wheel plate assembly provides high performance and quality by incorporating proven designs and ensuring the same load capacity and life estimates as existing SW series wheel plates.
Bishop-Wisecarver’s proven motion solutions are expertly designed and delivered to perform, enabling customers to solve their toughest industrial automation challenges. Leveraging nearly 70 years of experience, the company has earned the reputation of providing unmatched quality, reliability, service and engineering support for every stage of a customer’s design cycle. Combining long-lasting performance with ease of installation, Bishop-Wisecarver products offer the lowest total cost of ownership for a wide variety of applications ranging from Aerospace to Medical to X-Y-Z systems and more. No matter the application or extreme environmental conditions, Bishop-Wisecarver designs innovative solutions from concept to completion, from prototype to production, on time and on budget.