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Bishop-Wisecarver / BWC – Guide Systems

Bishop-Wisecarver’s product line includes quality components and accessories, manual linear guide systems, actuated linear guide systems, and rotary guides and systems. Stainless steel, high temperature, washdown, and clean room-compatible products are among their more recent product introductions. Popular offerings include the following trade names: DualVee, LoPro, UtiliTrak, MadeWell and GV3.

New product development continues to be an ongoing priority at the Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, with innovative designs being introduced at regular intervals.

Product Groups

Actuated Linear Guide Systems

Bishop-Wisecarver’s range of belt, chain, lead screw, and ball screw actuators covers all applications, from low load to heavy duty and from fast to slow speeds, and corrosion-resistant versions to accommodate food and laboratory applications.

The PDU2 is an excellent light duty choice. LoPro comes in four sizes to accommodate loads up to 3,525 pounds. The Hepco DLS also offers three different sizes for medium duty applications.

For heavy loads, select from HDLS belt driven actuator, HDCS ball screw actuators, or the SBD sealed belt unit. The unique DAPDU2 double-acting belt unit is ideal for actions such as opening and closing doors. Ball screw actuators are used where precision positioning is required. Choose PSD80 ball screw actuators or PSD120 lead screw actuators for lighter loads.

Manual Linear Guide Systems

Bishop-Wisecarver and partner HepcoMotion offers the widest range of guide wheel-based linear motion solutions in the world. Simple Select provides an easy linear guide based on the GV3 slide system. Simple Select linear guides are available in sizes from 20mm to 76mm to accommodate loads from 685 to 10,000 N.

The UtiliTrak linear guide is a narrow, compact profile solution ideal for using two parallel systems, where the vee side serves as the motion guide and the roller side compensates for misalignment. UtiliTrak is available steel, polymer with aluminum channel, or  composite stainless steel.

For high load applications, choose the HDS2 linear guide product line. Or for a completely stainless steel linear guide, select the SL2. MinVee offers a miniature linear guide that is ideally suited for semiconductor, laboratory, medical, and packaging applications. LoPro is available in both actuated and non-actuated linear guide versions and DualVee and GV3 offer guided motion components to suit a range of linear guide applications.

Rotary Guide Systems

The PRT line offers complete ring and track rotary motion systems, with a full range of rings, segments, straight and curved slides that can be combined in many ways to create customized rotary motion solutions to follow any path.

The DTS rotary actuator system utilizes oval and rectangular track systems and provides actuation by means of a high tensile strength timing belt. Rotary motion may be continuous or intermittent. DTS rotary actuator systems are completely compatible with MCS framing.

HDRT provides rotary motion and rotary actuator systems for heavy duty applications.

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