NSK’s new linear guides offer advantage to textile printing machines
NH/NS series linear guides from NSK is benefitting a leading specialist in the development and manufacture of high-speed industrial digital printers for the garment, apparel and home textile industries. The special surface treatment protects the linear guides from wear in the company’s latest direct-to-garment digital printer. The next-generation printing machine provides garment decorators and screen printers with a tool for mastering the current and future challenges of the textile supply chain.
NH/NS series linear guides offer far greater service life due to the inclusion of features like specially developed ball groove geometry. In addition, up to 30% more dynamic load rating (over previous generation products) helps to provide end users with double the fatigue life in a significantly more compact and lightweight format. Low-temperature chrome and fluoride low-temperature chrome treatments are also available to deliver even more endurance, while stainless steel versions are ideal for use in potentially corrosive environments.
Aside from the technical characteristics of NH/NS series linear guides, the industrial digital printer manufacturer wanted flexibility from its potential supplier due to rapid company growth and the machine’s anticipated fast ramp-up from concept to production. However, NSK was able to provide complete assurance of its ability to support demand from its strategically located workshop and warehouse facilities across Europe.