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Versatile miniature roller linear motion guides handle loads in four directions

THK has released the Miniature Roller Type LM Guide HRG 8, 10, and 12, which are the company's smallest roller-type LM Guide models.

In recent years, small and highly rigid LM Guide products have been in demand as the trend of compact designs and fast takt times has further accelerated in the market for all types of machines. The roller-type LM Guide HRG meets those needs with superior performance that provides functional value.

The expanded product lineup includes three models: the HRG8 with an 8-mm-wide rail and 16-mm-wide block, the HRG10 with a 10-mm-wide rail and 20-mm-wide block, and the HRG12 with a 12-mm-wide rail and 27-mm-wide block. Customers can also choose between short, standard, and long blocks.

As the smallest roller-type guides, the HRG 8, 10, and 12 achieve higher rigidity and a longer service life than other LM Guide models of similar size. Thanks to its structure that can handle loads applied from four directions, the HRG can be used in a variety of mounting orientations (wall-mounted, horizontal, inverted, and vertical), making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

THK's design contributes to the compactness, high rigidity, and high-speed performance of a wide range of equipment, from general industrial machinery to precision machinery and large, highly accurate machine tools.

APPLICATION VIDEO: THK LM Guide with clamper for sliding table.

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Source: THK

Published May 2022

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