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Linear Technology


Linear Technology is used to create smooth motion in a linear direction. It is central to the design of numerous products and represents the crucial step between the analogue and digital world.

R.A. Rodriguez (UK) Limited and Rodriguez GmbH have been supplying quality linear technology components to the manufacturing industry for many years.
The Linear Technology range of products includes:-

Our Linear Technology has provided solutions to customers across many industries:-

  • Food industry
  • Printing industry
  • Packaging industry
  • Medical industry
  • Textile industry

Available from UK & German stock, parts can be modified to suit all applications. Take a look at our products and find the solution you require.

Ball screws and Acme screws. See analog devices subsidiaries

Ball Bushings

  • Rodriguez offers a comprehensive range of ball bushings, which is a bearing that runs on a hardened linear shaft to help guide or support the movement of a component in a linear fashion. This can be a cost effective method of achieving linear motion for relatively light loads.
  • The choice of bearing is determined by factors including speed, loads, environment and type of assembly build.
  • Fixed or self-aligning + standard steel or stainless steel + open or closed + heavy duty + ceramic + with or without seals + plastic or steel ball cages are a few examples of the scope of the Rodriguez linear range of ball bushings.
  • Sizes range from 5mm to 100mm diameter.
Ball Bushings where speed, loads, environment, and type of assembly build are critical. See analog devices wiki

Bearing Housings

  • Bearing housings are modular assemblies designed to support a bearings, whilst protecting them from contaminan
  • The range of housings falls into two principle types: machined aluminium and cast alloy or iron.
  • The machined housing facilitates the assembly and mounting of other elements and is available in single, double or four bearing units.
  • The cast housing is used for single bearing assemblies, either open or closed and with radial adjustment.
Rodriguez Linear Technology range includes aluminium housings. Find out about analog devices logo and analog technology.

Shafts, Shaft Supports & Shaft Blocks

Linear shaft supports, also called shaft support blocks, are components that position the shafts on which linear bushings or bearings slide. The shafts are typically installed in pairs and, when used with bearings or bushings, allow a carriage or table to slide back and forth.

  • Shafts are hardened and ground and available from 5mm to 100mm in diameter.
  • Induction hardened steel + hard chrome + rust resistant and stainless-steel shafting is available with fixing holes and ends machines, as required.
  • Lengths up to 7800mm available.
  • Shaft supports and blocks determine the position of the guide shafts.
  • Flat + low profile alloy + low profile steel + medium height alloy + medium height alloy extrusion and full height are the types of shaft support available, all with fixing hole options.
  • Standard lengths for machined supports are 600mm and 6000mm for extruded supports.
  • Shaft blocks are available for single or twin shaft assemblies.
Linear Technology from Rodrigez: ball bushings, aluminium housings, hardened precision shafts, shaft supports, ball screws & linear guideways

Complete Assemblies

Linear motion technology has the potential to transform the future of manufacturing. It offers manufacturers the flexibility needed to achieve maximum productivity, improved configuration and reduced time to market, all key ingredients for improving profitability.

R.A. Rodriguez (UK) Limited supplies complete assemblies, fully designed for specific manufacturing applications, comprising all the elements detailed above and any special purpose trolley or mounting plates.

R. A. Rodriguez supplies complete assemblies

Linear Guideways

Rodriguez GmbH supplies linear guideways which have with four rows per carriage (in X-arrangement and 45° contact angle) and which can handle forces from all main directions. The X-arrangement of the raceway enables easy preload installation. Moreover, the system is less sensitive for misalignment. Linear guideways of this version are usually used for adjusting and loading equipment as well as traversing units in production machines or for robot applications.

The key features are as follows:-

  • A four row ball system provides a high load rated linear guideway.
  • The two point ball contact characteristics of the circular arch raceways ensure very low friction.
  • The guideway options are either the international or compact version, with a long or short trolley, and with or without flanges.
  • Precision classes and preload options are available.
  • Guide rail up to 4000mm in length.
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