Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation announces that Suad Bajric of Mississauga, Canada has won their 2010 Creative DualVee Application Video Contest. In celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary, Bishop-Wisecarver was looking to discover and award the most creative mechanical application designed using DualVee linear guide wheels.
The online video contest was launched April 5, 2010 on YouTube as a kickoff to the anniversary festivities. Participants created and submitted a 60 second video demonstrating their application and how DualVee had been utilized. On June 15th, the contest closed and all videos submitted were reviewed by a panel of judges.
Bajric has won a four day trip for two to California where he and his wife will have a chance to meet with the Bishop-Wisecarver team.
The winning video is of a circular tensioner designed by Bajric. The application uses six size 0 DualVee guide wheels that travel on a 36 inch diameter circular tensioner with a 10 inch stroke and 3 long springs. Bajric created the double-edge track himself. The application wraps paper around transformers.
“Proof that circular motion can be achieved on a large radius,” says Bajric in an email correspondence, adding that the application has been installed on three machines, replacing outdated bearings from another company. “The application is very compact and clean.”
“What an innovative way to utilize our guide wheels,” said Ariel Oriel, Senior Project Engineer at Bishop-Wisecarver. “It’s gratifying to see the numerous creative things that designers envision when using our products and actually have them come to fruition.”
Filed Under: LINEAR MOTION, MECHANICAL POWER TRANSMISSION, Motion control • motor controls