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Special Environments

Various special environments and measures for themProducts for special environments
Special specifications for special environments

IKO will open up a new world of products for special environments by utilizing IKO's particular ideas and experiences.


IKOproducts are used in a broad range of fields such as industrial robots, machine tools, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Their usage environment becomes diversified every year. In order to meet the respective needs, we are developing and supplying products which incorporate our own ideas and experience.

Various Special Environments



Special specifications for special environments

Vacuum Environment Linear Roller Way Super X

When a linear motion rolling guide is used in vacuum environment, generation of outgas from resin parts such as end plates will be an issue if standard products are still used. In addition, the specification must be applicable to high temperature environment during baking. As roller type linear motion rolling guide has a precise roller circulation structure, it has not been compatible with stainless steel end plate widely used in ball type linear motion rolling guides for special environment applications.
Excellent properties of roller type such as high load capacity, high rigidity and smooth sliding characteristic with low frictional resistance can be ensured even under vacuum environment.

  1. Corresponding to low to high vacuum area (degree of vacuum 10-3 [Pa])
  2. Excellent outgas reduction property
  3. Baking temperature can be up to 200˚C
  4. Excellent corrrosion resistanccee
Vacuum Environment Linear Roller Way Super X

Hybrid Lubrication Linear Way L

In clean environment, vacuum or high temperature environment of semiconductor producer and LCD producer, etc., pollution by outgas and particles is extremely not welcome. Therefore, solid lubrication film has been used as lubricant.
IKOdeveloped "Hybrid Lubrication Linear Way" with dust-generation life and load resistance substantially higher than conventional solid lubrication film. Optimal for applications where general grease or oil cannot be used, such as vacuum environment.

  1. Clean (JIS cleanliness class 4 compliant)
  2. Corresponding to low to high vacuum environment
  3. Maximum operating temperature of up to 200℃
  4. Load resistance more than double of general clean coating
Hybrid Lubrication Linear Way L

Hybrid C-Lube Linear Way ML

While maintenance free performance of C-Lube Linear Way ML is maintained, the silicon nitride ceramics ball improves high-speed performance and reduces noise level.
Ceramics has more resistance to deformation and more rigidity than bearing steel and stainless steel.

  1. Superior high-speed performance
  2. Noise reduction
  3. High rigidity
  4. Superior abrasion resistance
Hybrid C-Lube Linear Way ML

Non-Magnetic Hard Alloy Linear Way L

Non-magnetic hard alloy Linear Way L is a linear motion rolling guide that realizes relative magnetic permeability lower than 1.001 and relative magnetic permeability lower than one tenth of that of conventional non-magnetic stainless steel products. Further, durability more than three times as higher as that of non-magnetic stainless steel products is realized.
Non-magnetic hard alloy Linear Way L is a non-magnetic linear motion rolling guide optimal to avoid effects of magnetic force in magnetic field environment.

  1. Relative magnetic permeability lower than 1.001
  2. More than three times durability
  3. High rigidity
  4. Easy handling
Non-Magnetic Hard Alloy Linear Way L

Stainless Linear Way and Linear Roller Way

IKOLinear Way and Linear Roller Way lineup includes products with stainless steel made parts instead of steel parts. As stainless steel is resistant to rust relative to high carbon steel made products, they are optimal for use in applications where oil content and rust prevention oil are not preferred.
It is also suitable for use in cleanroom environment room, so use clean grease that inhibits dust-generation amount together.

Main component materials

Stainless Linear Way and Linear Roller Way
Special specifications for special environments

IKOLinear Way and Linear Roller Way lineup includes following special specifications to correspond to various special environments.
Dust protection

C-Wiper /RC

Mounted to the outside of end seal, it may be used for longtime even under environment where metal chips are spattering.
End seal, inner seal (/UR) and scraper (/Z) may be equipped asstandard when you specify special specification /RC with C-Wiper.
If you need inner seal only, specify /UR.C-Wiper /RC








Rail cover sheet   Caps for rail mounting holes /F

Rail cover sheet that consists of steel plate and adhesive tape and fastened to the dedicated track rail with groove on the track rail prevents foreign substances from entering into the slide unit.

Rail cover sheet

 

Caps for rail mounting holes close the track rail mounting holes to prevent foreign substances from entering into the slide unit.
Aluminum caps for rail mounting holes are also available.
Ask IKOfor your request.

Caps for rail mounting holes /F


Rail cover plate /PS   Track rail mounting from bottom
Rail cover plate totally covers the upper surface of the track rail to prevent foreign substances from entering into the track rail.

Rail cover plate /PS

  This is the specification that track rail is fixed from the mounting surface side. As there are no mounting holes on the track rail upper surface, adherence with the seal is superior and better dust protection effect is achieved.

Track rail mounting from bottom


Double end seals /V   Scraper /Z
Double end seals improve the dust protection property further.

Double end seals /V

  Mounted to the outside of end seal, it may remove large foreign substances adhering to the track rail.

Scraper /Z


Female threads for bellows /J   Specific bellows
Female threads for bellows are prepared on the slide unit and track rail ends.

Female threads for bellows /J

  Dust protection cover over the exposed part of the track rail.


Specific bellows

Lubrication
With C-Lube plate /Q   Low Dust-Generation Grease for Clean Environment CGL /YCL
Lubrication parts to substantially reduce the need for lubrication management, i.e. grease job.


With C-Lube plate /Q

  For this grease, mixed soap is used as thickener and synthetic oil and low pour point mineral oil are mixed with base oil, so it has excellent low dust generating performance, rolling resistance, lubrication, and rust prevention property.

Low Dust-Generation Grease for Clean Environment CGL /YCL


Low Dust-Generation Grease for Clean Environment CG2 /YCG   Anti-Fretting Corrosion Grease AF2 /YAF
For this grease, urea is used as thickener and synthetic oil is used as base oil, so it has excellent low dust generating performance, operating temperature range, lubrication property, rust prevention property and oxidation stability...

Low Dust-Generation Grease for Clean Environment CG2 /YCG

  Grease with excellent fretting-proof corrosion property.


Anti-Fretting Corrosion Grease AF2 /YAF

  Other special grease
  If you need any special grease for vacuum or high temperature, ask IKOfor your request.
Others
Stainless steel end plate /BS   Special environment seal /RE
End plate is changed to stainless steel.



Stainless steel end plate /BS

  The end and under seals are replaced with end seals for special environment that can be used at high temperatures. When it is used in high temperature environment, stainless steel end plate (/BS) and high temperature grease should be combined.

Special environment seal /RE

The photo shoes a combination of special environment seal (/RE) and stainless steel end plate (/BS).
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