IKO’s new LWLF2 miniature linear guides simplify mounting in tight spacesEngineering360 News Desk | March 24, 2022
Expanding its LWL family of miniature guides, IKO has introduced its LWLF2 linear motion rolling guide, which addresses the demand for device miniaturization with a compact, lightweight design that makes mounting easy in tight spaces.
The new LWLF2 features the same ultra-small 2.5-mm height dimension as its predecessor, the LWL1. It is also designed with tapped rails for bottom mounting and stability. As part of IKO’s LWL family of miniature rolling motion guides, the LWLF2 guide is structured with two rows of balls that make contact with the raceway at four points to provide high stability and accuracy — even in applications with varying load direction or complexity.
Additional features of the LWLF2 include:
- Compact size. In addition to its 2.5 mm sectional height, the LWLF2 has a track rail width of 2 mm and slide unit width of 5 mm.
- Corrosion resistance. Stainless steel construction is standard, making the new guides desirable in wet environments and applications where rust prevention oil cannot be used, such as in a cleanroom environment.
- Light weight. The LWLF2’s rail weighs 2 g per 100 mm of length, and the slide unit weighs 0.21 g.
IKO’s LWL family of miniature linear motion rolling guides is appropriate for robotics and grippers, semiconductor fabrication, life science and aerospace applications.