Rodriguez also takes on end machining of linear technology products as part of the customer-specific adaptation of standard parts: this means that shafts, ball screws and trapezoidal screws can be modified in accordance with customer drawings. This guarantees top quality, since Rodriguez is a safe pair of hands as a specialist for hard turning when it comes to the machining of guide shafts. Our company owns special 5-axis CNC machines that are especially designed for hard machining. The background: soft materials can be machined by just any turning machine operator, but the machining of hardened surfaces is a case for the experts.
One example of the solutions implemented by Rodriguez is the complex machining of stainless steel shafts. The guide shafts are manufactured on behalf of a packaging machine manufacturer for the pharmaceutical industry. In this case, only the corrosion-free material stainless steel is suitable due to the extremely sensitive requirements within this industry. Thanks to the shafts machined by Rodriguez, this customer is able to ensure their assembly process is almost frictionless and comes with no loss of tolerance.
Stainless steel shafts are also in demand within the food industry: Rodriguez supplies both turned and milled versions to this industry. As a general principle, the end machining of linear products is especially popular with customers who need to guarantee extremely high accuracy when it comes to the final product. This also applies to the semiconductor industry, in which completely machined ball screws with increased shape and position tolerances are required. However, individually designed and produced components are also key within the packaging machine industry. Rodriguez implements complex machined guide shafts for customers in this industry.