91 Walsh Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Medical machines and devices need linear guides that are compact relative to the loads they carry. They also need to run smoothly with adequate precision while providing design features that ensure that the machine has a long, trouble-free life.
Compact. At IKO, we offer an extensive line of miniature linear motion products that can meet the requirements of size-constrained medical applications. Among them are the world’s smallest recirculating ball linear guide, which has a track rail width of just 1-mm and a cross sectional height of 2.5-mm. We also offer a tiny ball-spline guide which has a shaft diameter of 2-mm and a cylinder diameter of 6-mm.
Smooth. In medical applications, an important functional requirement is smoothness.
Many guides can move from point to point quickly, but not all can do so smoothly.
Smoothness can also translate into less noise, and quiet motion components are strongly preferred in any medical machine or diagnostic system that is used in proximity to patients.
Maintenance-free. The cost of maintenance, particularly lubrication needs, can drive up the cost of ownership for many types of motion equipment. Medical and lab automation machines are no exception.
At IKO, our solution to this maintenance problem is our proprietary “C-Lube” technology. With C-Lube, our linear guides have been tested to run maintenance-free for 12,500 miles and more, without the need to replenish the lubricant.
IKO specializes in quality needle bearings, linear motion rolling guides, precision positioning tables and machine components. Our products include:
Linear Motion Rolling Guides. IKO’s linear motion rolling guides reduce linear motion friction in the positioning mechanisms of machines.
Needle Roller Bearings. With low cross-sectional height and high load capacity, our needle roller bearings deliver rotational motion.
Precision Positioning Tables. Our direct- drive precision positioning tables feature a ball screw or motor embedded between the bed and slide table.