Carbon Fiber Helicopter Parts Take Shape With Rollon Telescopic Rail
Recently, a custom manufacturing equipment specialist needed to create a carbon fiber drape former in order to build interior supports for helicopters. As the structural parts of an aircraft become larger and more complex, the machines that form them also increase in size and complexity — especially when it comes to transporting heavy loads. The project manager was expecting a complicated telescopic application due to the extreme leverage that the load presented. Although improbable, he found an exceptionally strong and rigid drawer slide capable of holding a tight tolerance — Rollon’s Telescopic Rail with caged ball bearings — to shuttle the heavy, cantilevered weight.
Find out how a Rollon Telescopic Rail moves 2,500 pounds of cantilevered materials and machine to mold helicopter parts.