Tool & Die Components:
Work Holding Components:
Technologies distributes the AGATHON range of precision roller guidance
components in Australasia.
AGATHON'S patented roller guides are used widely in applications calling for
high-precision tool guidance, including:
Press tools and the
manufacture of molds
(including high-speed can making)
Agathon offers a standard
range of pillar, bush and roller configurations and can produce custom guide
sets to suit special needs.
Each Agathon guide is configured as a
matched set consisting of a guide pillar, a steel bushing and a roller
cage. The roller cage is equipped with high-precision profile rollers.
Load is evenly distributed over four contact ellipses rather than the
two contact points of standard ball cages.
Because of their optimal roller
geometry, the friction value of profile rollers is markedly less than
that of standard ball cages, resulting in continuous movement of the
profile roller even at high accelerations. This ensures that heat
build-up is negligible even under the most arduous operating conditions.
The thermal stability of the profile roller system eliminates the need
for separate calculations for static and dynamic loading.
All guide sets are preloaded to
micron accuracy, which guarantees movement without clearance. The
friction values of roller guides are considerably lower than those of
sliding guides - this ensures fluidity of movement and longer service
life. Service life is further enhanced by heat treatment of individual
AGATHON profile rollers are capable of
carrying heavier loads than ball guides and research has shown them to
be several times more rigid, as well as significantly quieter in
operation. The design of the roller cage makes it almost impossible to
roll dirt into the pillar, reducing wear and further extending service
For enquiries, Contact GW Technologies