Heat-sealed bellows are a popular choice for covering machine ways and linear rails. This style of bellows is applied in light to medium-duty environments, where small particles, light abrasives, occasional oil, chips or liquid are present. For added protection, a heat-sealed bellows can be turned into a Gordillo way cover, accomplished by attaching protective stainless steel plates to the top of each convolution.
Heat-sealed way covers are manufactured from a single sheet of thermoplastic-coated fabric which is pleated, and then thermic welded to a PVC stiffener at every fold. Heat-sealed bellows are free from stitch holes, seams or breaks. Heat-sealed bellows are available in any flat sided (non-circular) form, e.g. rectangular, flat/strip-type, or way cover. It can be fabricated with metal plates attached to each convolution for added protection against sparks and hot chips. See Gordillo construction for more information.
Features & Benefits:
No stitch holes, seams or breaks
Cover retains shape throughout travel
Stiffener profile can be made to match any way or rail geometry
Attractive, clean, uniform appearance
Excellent protection for linear bearings and other precision equipment
Heat-sealed way cover bellows have a stiffener profile that can be customized to fit dovetail ways and linear rails. Please include a CAD drawing or sketch when requesting bellows. If available, provide the linear bearing’s make and model. We’ll make the inner profile and the outer shape just right!
How to Request a Bellows Quote
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Way Cover Space Restrictions
We’ll ask you about space restrictions along the travel path, or any obstacles around the machine way. Call them out on a drawing or sketch along with measurements. Consider the different positions of potential obstructions: above the way, to the side, or even underneath the cover.