White Paper: Manufacturing & Prototyping

White Paper: IVT vs. V-Roller

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Historically, one of the more commonly used linear guidance systems has been cam rollers of V-profile running on separate steel rails fastened to a structure. In recent years, PBC Linear has introduced another type of linear guidance system called Integral-V™ Technology (IVT). These systems contain V-profile cam rollers that run on steel raceways that are mechanically fixed into a structural aluminum component to form a unified rail component.

This white paper is a technical comparison between Integral-V™ Technology (IVT) and a V-Roller system with steel rails. The purpose of this paper is to first provide a description of the two systems, including some of their important features and differentiators, and then present a relative cost comparison through the example of a common application.

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