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New Telerace: telescopic movements for automation

The functional and aesthetic redesign of Rollon's Telerace telescopic rails introduces a version with hardened and ground raceways for increased durability and excellent sliding quality.

Rollon Acquires iMS, Expanding Its Lineup of Linear Actuator Modules and Robotic Transfer Units for Heavy Payloads

Hackettstown, NJ, August 20-08-2021 — Rollon, a leading manufacturer of linear motion guides, actuators and systems, is pleased to announce it has acquired Intelligent Machine Solutions, Inc. (iMS)

Seventh Axis, Rollon revamps the range and embraces the light and collaborative robotics market

Rollon revamps and expands its seventh axis range with an offering aimed at the light and collaborative robotics market, and with enhancement of the range intended for larger robots. The new...

New SC actuators, the best of Rollon's range for vertical movement

Rollon presents its latest product redesign. The SC range has been revamped in terms of aesthetics and functionality in the direction of the designer's needs in order to simplify the project,...

Rollon bolsters its corporate social responsibility approach

In a market situation with an ever-growing focus on commitment to social and environmental issues, combined with technical and economic performance, the manufacturing sector is one of many being...


Compact Rail Plus is Rollon’s new model of linear rail. It was created to provide industrial designers with a new point of view for design. The Italian company, a prominent reference in the linear...

Structural Guides Play a Critical Role in Theatrical Rigging Assembly

In the entertainment industry, a good stage production often depends on what happens behind the scenes. Sometimes the components that make up the rigging systems that safely and discreetly move...

SLIDE INTO THE FUTURE: Rollon presents the first new redesigned products.

New opportunities for planners and industrial designers: Rollon has introduced its new Compact Rail on the market, now with a Plus version, in addition to the new actuators from the Plus System and...

Rollon and Cone Drive Position Timken for Leadership in Robotic Drive Systems

For some, the word “robot” conjures thoughts of relaxing on the couch while an autonomous vacuum cleaner sweeps the floor and a voice-assistant hub reports the weather—then adjusts the thermostat...

The Right Linear Bearings for CNC Save Cost, Improve Reliability

Combustion control, less maintenance, perfect handling: Rollon presents new guides for the fireplace sector

Each fireplace designer finds himself faced with a few specific requirements: moving the hearth doors and, more importantly, guaranteeing optimal management of combustion and reducing maintenance...

Advantages of extruded aluminum seventh axis

Speaking about aluminum solutions the first word that comes to mind is lightness. But digging a little deeper, you can discover several other surprising strong points.

Linear actuators, which driving system?

An actuator’s driving system is directly related to its performance. But how can someone find the most appropriate? To explain it, we chose 3 different application scenarios.

Zero lubrication, low noise: Speedy Rail by Rollon

Rollon’s linear rails with plastic compound coated rollers can work for over 80 thousand km with practically no maintenance. This drastically reduces machine down time, provides a crucial advantage...

How to regulate Compact Rail sliders

The correct pre-load of the slider allows a more reliable movement and longer life for the entire system.

An international team of professionals to fly with aircraft interiors

Rollon grows in the aeronautical sector with an dedicated internal department of professionals and a production model that guarantees industrialized solutions tailored to the client.

Speedy Rail: when synergy creates a show

How to resume a football match without losing the details, catching every emotion, moving quickly with the players, even if the weather gets worse and it starts to rain? This is what Rollon and...

Industrial automation: which telescopic rail is best?

Not all telescopic rails are suitable for use in industrial automation systems, and choosing an unsuitable product can cause the entire system to lose efficiency and slow down production. Here...

5 good reason to follow Rollon Spa on LinkedIn

Rollon Spa is active on LinkedIn with a company page dedicated to engineers and designers from relevant industrial sectors. Here are 5 good reasons to push the "Follow" button.

The e-commerce boom and intralogistics: Rollon presents its warehouse automation solutions

Fast and reliable in increasingly smaller spaces: Rollon's components and complete mechanical solutions make shuttles and stacker cranes more efficient, and sustain the growth of a quickly growing...

Video Tutorial: your solution just one-click away

How to correctly join two Compact Rail linear guides? Hear it from Andrea Tosi, Chief Technical Officer of Rollon, in the first of our new series of video tutorials.

Rollon Actuators For Injection Molding

Rollon Actuators For Injection Molding

Off-the-shelf robots for injection molding parts removal tend to be more expensive and less flexible than those made in-house. For this reason, Stone Plastics & Manufacturing Inc. makes its own...

Tips for Selecting an Industrial-Strength Telescoping Linear Motion Guide

Industrial applications that require telescoping motion often have operating conditions that can compromise ordinary telescoping guides. Whether it’s continuous use, heavy loads or harsh...

Understanding linear bearing speed and acceleration

Understanding linear bearing speed and acceleration

Look through the specifications of any linear bearing, and you’ll come across a maximum speed. It’s an important spec, but only when considered in the context of acceleration and the overall motion...

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Rollon Linear Bearings for CNC: how to cut some cost out and improve the machine’s reliability

Doors and auxiliary axes on machine tools need different linear motion components than spindles.

Rollon Seventh Axis range for Universal Robots solutions

Rollon and Universal Robots together at Motek, with a new seventh axis suitable for cobot.

The Group based in Vimercate (Italy) has developed a solution capable of extending the range of action of the collaborative robots produced by the Danish multinational, further improving their...

O-Rail linear guides

Design outside the box: modular linear guides O-Rail from Rollon enable infinite combinations

The Vimercate-based group enhances its range of solutions with modular self-aligning linear rails that allow operators to set up many types of design configurations, to respond to the most...

Are you using the right linear guide for your projects?

Recirculating ball guides or rails with bearings? The answer obviously depends on the application and the advantages that the two products can offer.

Rollon grows in industrial automation and expands production sites in Italy and Germany

The Vimercate-based company is opening a new division in Arcore, Italy, specifically dedicated to actuators and integrated systems. They are also expanding the factory where Hegra Rail telescopic...

Rollon: a linear evolution to benefit industrial automation

Linear motion systems and mechanically integrated solutions designed to enhance industrial automation since 1975.

Compact Rail handles high loads in aluminum gates application

Compact Rail handles high loads in aluminum gates application

One specialty of Youngblood Automation, a Michigan based provider of industrial automation components, is building Maytec aluminum extrusion machine guarding and sliding guard fences.

Rollon acquires the Italian company T RACE and strengthens its linear motion range: this is the fifth acquisition in 6 years for the group from Vimercate

Rollon continues to grow, with turnover increasing by +15% in 2017, benefiting from the development of automation and robotics worldwide and its global footprint.

Linear Motion Systems at Motek: Rollon solutions for industrial automation

For the Motek trade fair, happening in Stuttgart from 9 to 12 October 2017, Rollon will be presenting an example of a handling process for sheet metal panels to demonstrate the possible uses of the...

New DEF43Z with rack and pinion synchronization system

Rollon at Expo Ferroviaria 2017: new synchronized telescopic rails DEF43Z

The new product from the Vimercate-based group makes it possible to extract the rails starting from an intermediate element, guaranteeing an increase in drive: an additional solution for...

Hardness solutions in linear motion rails

Hardness solutions in linear motion rails

To better manage heavy loads and to better resist both wear and deformation, thus ensuring a greater number of cycles and an higher performance. These are just some of the benefits that an adequate...

Rollon opens a new branch in Japan

The company has consolidated its presence in Asia, a key country in the machine tools, robotic and automation industries.

Rollon creates new design scenarios with its structural guides Speedy Rails

Following the acquisition of TMT, the Vimercate based Group has expanded its offering by adding a complementary product, able to offer a greater design freedom for many applications.

Rollon acquires Italian company TMT and strengthens linear motion range

The Vimercate-based group continues its growth, consolidating its own leading position in the market of linear systems and rails.

Black colored eccentric bearings

Identifying eccentric bearings mounted on Rollon guides now it’s easier: they have black colored pins.

The pins with the new color are mounted on products delivered starting from week 38 of 2016.

Rollon at Innotrans 2016 with new solutions for the railway sector

With the Hegra Rail family of telescopic rails, the Group from Vimercate (Italy) will present, in Berlin, an even more complete range of products.

Pick-And-Place System Delivers Improved Productivity And Safety

Pick-And-Place System Delivers Improved Productivity And Safety

Deciding between a gantry and a robot for your application isn’t always as clear-cut as it may seem. To automate a simple, yet time-consuming and potentially dangerous task in its factory, a...

Crash-free linear motion

Crash-free linear motion

How do you know when a linear bearing has reached its end of travel? When the carriage hits the wall. At least, that is how the old engineering joke goes. But in reality, crashes are no laughing...

Reducing linear bearing wear

To combat contamination, machine builders often supplement linear bearings with different types of covers. But there are less severe contamination scenarios where engineers should consider bearings...

From Rollon the new telescopic actuator for effective linear movement with minimum overall dimensions

An extremely compact solution from the Italian Group to solve various handling problems in the industrial sector, optimising space, reducing process times and minimising stress on mechanical...

Rollon expands its range of telescopic rails with new profiles and materials

The Italian Group expands its offering with complementary products such as stainless steel and aluminium telescopic rails, able to provide up to 200% overextension.

From Rollon the new telescopic actuator for effective linear movement with minimum overall dimensions

An extremely compact solution from the Italian Group to solve various handling problems in the industrial sector, optimising space, reducing process times and minimising stress on mechanical...

How To Choose The Right Telescopic Bearing

Our telescopic bearings deliver high load capacity and rigidity for applications in harsh industrial environments. If your application requires one, there are some things you’ll want to consider...

Rollon actuators for food packaging systems

Rollon actuators for food packaging systems

Pactiv, one of the world’s largest producers of food packaging, recently found a good way to improve the productivity of its multi-line inspection system for detecting and rejecting misformed egg...

Managing misalignment in linear motion systems

Managing misalignment in linear motion systems

When design engineers evaluate linear bearings, they always ask about performance attributes such as speed, load capacity and lifecycle. It’s rare, however, that they ask about the bearing’s...

Rollon takes over the german company Hegra and expands its product range in the linear motion sector

A step forward in the development of the Rollon Group. With this deal the group based north of Milan (Brianza) strengthens its leading position in the range of linear guides available and opens the...

Rollon at EMO 2015: new solutions for applications in the machine tool sector

The new range of linear axes, with systems for moving loads of up to 2 tons, extends the potential of the Group in the heavy duty segment. With extensive know-how also acquired in the field of...

New telescopic rails: DSS, DE and LTH now available in a silent version

DSS, DS and LTH telescopic rails are now available with stainless steel end stoppers and resin bumpers for quieter extraction and greater resistance at stroke end.

Rollon's nine tips for choosing an actuator

Here are nine tips that take the main variables into consideration to guarantee performance and suitable costs.

Rollon at Ipack-Ima: with Tecno Center a completely renewed range of solutions for the packaging field.

The SYS product family and Modline Z on display: the new products that strengthen Rollon's range in many fields, starting with packaging.

Nine tips for specifying an actuator

Nine tips for specyfying an actuator

Actuators are useful in a wide range of industrial applications. Each application, though, has unique requirements. Here is a look at some of the most important aspects to consider to select the...

Rollon acquires Tecno Center

Rollon acquires branch of turin-based company Tecno Center and increases its offer of linear units and cartesian robots.

Rollon completes its range of actuators with the rack and pinion R-Plus System series.

The new rack and pinion system makes the actuator more suitable for gantries requiring long strokes and for vertical applications.

Self-aligning rails for controlling misalignments in linear movement systems

Misalignments result in additional costs for manufacturers and users of industrial machinery.

Rollon launches the 220mm R-SMART actuator

Large sizes for long strokes and high loads. The Series boasts high efficiency and a simple construction

Rollon presents the new LTH telescopic rail: full extraction with maximum ergonomics for manual applications

Robust and compact, halfway between a heavy-duty Telescopic Rail and a Light Rail, the new series is ideal for railway and special vehicle applications.