Nexen to supply Roller Pinion System to Flow International

  • September 08, 2011
  • Nexen
  • News

September 8, 2011 - Nexen Group will supply Roller Pinion Systems (RPS) to Flow International for Flow’s new line of waterjet machines. “As leaders and innovators in the waterjet industry, Flow continually strives to deliver only the highest performing products to our customers,” said Tim Fabian, Manager of Global Product Marketing for Flow International. “After evaluating virtually every motion system solution for our next generation flagship product, only the Nexen RPS system met our stringent criteria for highly-accurate, backlash-free motion Both the efficiency and modularity attributes improved our product beyond expectations.”

Nexen’s RPS offers linear positioning with zero backlash for high-precision motion control applications. The RPS features a roller pinion/toothed rack combination. The pinion is comprised of bearing supported rollers that engage a unique tooth profile. Each tooth profile is measured to ensure high positional accuracy and eliminate cumulative error. The racks are available in the standard 1-meter and ½-meter cut lengths or are able to be custom cut to certain lengths, leaving no limit to travel distances. Nexen Group, Inc is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control solutions including linear drive systems, precision rotary indexers, linear locking components and power transmission products including spring set brakes, tooth clutches and torque limiters for a wide variety of automation applications in the Aerospace, Robotics, Machine Tool, Automotive, Packaging, Material Handling and Medical Industries. Flow International Corp. is the world leader in the development and manufacture of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology and a leading provider of robotics equipment. Flow provides technologically advanced, environmentally sound solutions to the manufacturing and industrial cleaning markets.  

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