TransDev and IKO are Cutting Edge
IKO Nippon Thompson, the linear and bearing specialists paid a visit to TransDev’s Poole operations in January. They were there to celebrate a new partnership between these two major motion specialists, which will see TransDev add the IKO Linear product range to their already vast range of motion products.
TransDev have been appointed as an Authorised Partner for IKO Linear products and in support of this have made a significant investment in the latest cutting machinery. Their new cutting cell provides cut linear rail, rapidly, precisely and to customers’ exact specifications. With large stocks of linear products, including carriages, available for despatch and assembly, TransDev are ready to support all requirements.
Ken Takamiya, Nippon Thompson Europe B.V. UK General Manager attended with Peter Howe, Assistant General Manager. They joined TransDev Managing Director Chris Cowler and TransDev’s Linear and Bearing Product Manager John Loonam. They viewed the new Linear cutting cell, product storage and despatch operations. The Linear cutting cell utilises the latest cutting technology to deliver fast, precision cutting, with no need for facing and deburring.
Chris Cowler, TransDev Managing Director commented;
‘We see this new facility and linear product range as an important enhancement to our overall offering. The IKO Linear range is a perfect fit alongside our high quality German belting and chain brands and ensures our customers continue to enjoy, choice, availability and quality at the right price. This is not withstanding the expertise and advice available to help customer’s solve their drive and conveying challenges. We welcome any of our customers to visit us and see for themselves what TransDev can offer and look forward to becoming their linear provider of choice.’
IKO Linear Motion
IKO linear guides are used in a wide variety of industries, including product handling, cutting and sealing applications, such as food processing machines, cigarette packaging and bottling machines.
The IKO Linear Motion Rolling Guide Series is a range of machine parts that are indispensable for reducing linear motion friction in the positioning mechanisms of machinery. TransDev supply a large range of products, including the linear way and linear roller way rail guiding systems, and a ball spline-based shaft guiding system.
Available sizes range from the world’s smallest track rail at just 1 mm wide, to a very large version which provides high rigidity and high-load capacity. The Linear Motion Rolling Guide Series is widely used in various fields ranging from the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing devices to large machine tools, construction equipment and packaging machinery.
TransDev Expertise and Resources
If customers need advice TransDev have the expertise to discuss any requirements and advise the best solution for your needs. John Loonam is the Product Manager for rotary and linear bearings at TransDev. John comes with over 18 years of experience working with engineering end users and distributors; with a focus on bearings that started with successful sales and management roles at FAG and Schaeffler and more recently at Fersa Group.
John Loonam, TransDev Linear & Bearing Product Manager commented;
“Linear guides from IKO are suitable for vertical and horizontal linear motion and are manufactured from Stainless and carbon steel. They are enhanced with IKO’s ‘C-lube self-lubrication technology’, which reduces oiling management and helps keep products maintenance-free. They also feature interchangeable linear bearings and rails for quick delivery; ensuring optimum performance. Our new linear cutting cell offers excellent delivery and customisation support. Many of our bearings are also ready for next day delivery, so customers can specify the exact bearing solution they require and be fitting them the very next day!”