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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.

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...

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.