These frames are made for food processing applications, designed to take the industry's harsh wash down environments. Made out of 304 stainless steel, the frame is corrosion resistant, and work well with DODGE EZ KLEEN® Wide Slot Ball Bearings, which have a rugged, solid-base injected molded, fiberglass-reinforced polymer housing with no cavities or fillings. The housings also resist bacterial and fungal growth with an anti-microbial agent. The bearings also have PROGUARD PLUS® low drag, positive contact single-lip seal with a stainless steel flinger. The bearings come in inch and metric sizes, with both setscrew and GRIP TIGHT® mounting methods. The frame comes in 300 and 308 sizes, and in travel lengths of 3, 6, 9, 12 and 18 inches.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.