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Rod Ends for Automatic Packaging Machines

Case Study

A leading company in the packaging machinery industry was looking for a linear motion technology partner that could not only efficiently meet application challenges but also become the single, specialized supplier of high-performance, customizable rod ends. Here is how the team of experts in Rollon’s Rotational Units division responded to the challenge.

A world-leading designer and manufacturer of automatic packaging machines for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food products was looking for a highly specialized partner for linear motion, particularly rod ends, that could offer both a complete range in terms of technologies, sizes, and materials and a high level of customization in order to develop increasingly innovative and high-performance solutions.

The challenges of the application

The machinery produced by the company serves multiple industries and presents no small application challenges.

These are, in fact, very wear-intensive applications, characterized by high speeds and large inclination angles, rotary movements with high loads, and requiring low friction, low maintenance and low radial clearance. There are also applications for which a high degree of efficiency and reliability is required. This entails reduced maintenance (thus also eliminating lubrication-related costs and reducing environmental impact), high productivity, and less unscheduled downtime.

Rod ends must therefore ensure durability, proper operation even in the presence of contaminants, and low radial and axial clearance.


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