Rodriguez - Precision in Motion

Linear technology applications

Linear technology on the test stand in the automotive industry

Complex linear technology sub-assemblies for the automotive industry are one example of our value added products. Take for example Rodriguez’s project involving the design and manufacture of special linear systems for an automotive industry test stand. Test stands serve as a means of studying the flow, spin and tumble behaviour of combustion engines. One central element in a flow test bench is a high-resolution camera system with the associated travel units.

Rodriguez did the development, drafting and final assembling of these sub-assemblies in close consultation with the customer. The ready-to-install positioning unit consisted of six individual linear systems. In addition to the camera adjustment, linear systems were also supplied to drive the inlet and outlet valves. This sub-system consisted of two linear systems where linear guideways were used as guiding elements and screw drives used as drive elements. Another two pivoted electric cylinders were used for the valve adjustment. Rodriguez also manufactured adjacent components such as turning and milling parts as well as an especially rigid-welded frame for mounting the valve adjustment sub-system.

“Our customers benefit from the in relief in sourcing. The administrative expenses of purchasing are eliminated, the process costs decrease and the customer is able to concentrate of their core competencies.”

Jörg Schulden, Managing Director Linear Technology

Welded frame for the printing industry

Rodriguez designed a high-precision welded frame incl. mechanical parts used for large-scale surface printing. Linear guideways and ball screws were also featured. Rodriguez assumed the development, manufacturing and assembling of produced parts and drive components made to highest requirements to obtain ideal print-results.

Laser marking-equipment

For laser marking-equipment with a X-Y-Z-linear-unit, Rodriguez designed and developed a linear-unit specified into the application where linear guideways and ball screws were integrated in an aluminium-profile.