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SCHNEEBERGER Celebrates International Women's Day 2024: Inspire Inclusion
SCHNEEBERGER Celebrates International Women's Day 2024: Inspire Inclusion

SCHNEEBERGER Celebrates International Women's Day 2024: Inspire Inclusion

SCHNEEBERGER celebrates International Women's Day 2024 under the theme "Inspire Inclusion". Happy International Women's Day, let's continue to #InspireInclusion together.
Code of conduct of the SCHNEEBERGER Group
Code of conduct of the SCHNEEBERGER Group

Code of conduct of the SCHNEEBERGER Group

Schneeberger upholds a steadfast commitment to ethical corporate governance and consistently takes action against any breaches of its code of conduct.
SCHNEEBERGER partners with Sapienza Università di Roma
SCHNEEBERGER partners with Sapienza Università di Roma

SCHNEEBERGER partners with Sapienza Università di Roma

We are thrilled to share that SCHNEEBERGER has embarked on a groundbreaking partnership with the esteemed Sapienza Università di Roma (University of Rome "La Sapienza"), a symbol of academic brilliance and pioneering innovation in Europe.
New General Manager at A.MANNESMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GmbH
New General Manager at A.MANNESMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GmbH

New General Manager at A.MANNESMANN MASCHINENFABRIK GmbH

Dr. Sven Vitt is appointed as the new Managing Director of A.MANNESMANN a SCHNEEBERGER Group company.
E-SHOP behind the scences
E-SHOP behind the scences

E-SHOP behind the scences

Digital Expansion: SCHNEEBERGER provides insights behind the scenes of the successful E-SHOP!
New assembly video available
New assembly video available

New assembly video available

Optimize your processes with the help of our expert knowledge
New VP of Sales and Marketing at SCHNEEBERGER North America
New VP of Sales and Marketing at SCHNEEBERGER North America

New VP of Sales and Marketing at SCHNEEBERGER North America

Schneeberger North America appoints Troy Sanders as new VP of Sales and Marketing
Mineral Casting – The green choice
Mineral Casting – The green choice

Mineral Casting – The green choice

Reduce your carbon footprint with Mineral Casting from SCHNEEBERGER
Schneeberger Linear Technology invests in Roggwil
 Schneeberger Linear Technology invests in Roggwil

Schneeberger Linear Technology invests in Roggwil

The company Schneeberger AG Lineartechnik Roggwil continues to expand its home base. Within the next year and a half, a third plant is to be built, covering an area of over 6,000 square meters. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new construction has already taken place. The year 2023 is a special year for the Schneeberger Group. On the one hand, the Roggwil-based company, which now employs over 1,400 people worldwide, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary, and on the other, an important step has now been taken into the future. With the groundbreaking ceremony for Plant 3, which will be built in the next year and a half, around 20 million Swiss francs will be invested at the Roggwil site to meet the hoped-for development in the coming years. "We expect strong growth in all three of our product groups. With our third plant, we now have the opportunity to provide each of the three company divisions with its own factory," explains Michael Dvorak, Managing Director of Schneeberger…
SCHNEEBERGER ball screws SBS
SCHNEEBERGER ball screws SBS

SCHNEEBERGER ball screws SBS

CAD data now available for download
New SCHNEEBERGER Podcast available
New SCHNEEBERGER Podcast available

New SCHNEEBERGER Podcast available

Learn more about measuring and leading
Essentials for the Best! - For 100 years
Essentials for the Best! - For 100 years

Essentials for the Best! - For 100 years

Experience the fascinating world of SCHNEEBERGER.
Make the installation of our products easier
Make the installation of our products easier

Make the installation of our products easier

From now on, we would like to make the assembly of our products easier for you.
100 years of success stories in one book
100 years of success stories in one book

100 years of success stories in one book

In 2023, the SCHNEEBERGER Group will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its company history.
Razor-sharp and highly precise
Razor-sharp and highly precise

Razor-sharp and highly precise

In 2023, the SCHNEEBERGER Group will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company's history. This marks a historic milestone that is able to be commemorated thanks to the continuous development of the company and the know-how of all its employees.
Best Partner in Imported Material (Mechanical Components) by Ace Manufacturing Systems
Best Partner in Imported Material (Mechanical Components) by Ace Manufacturing Systems

Best Partner in Imported Material (Mechanical Components) by Ace Manufacturing Systems

We are proud to announce that SCHNEEBERGER has been awarded as the Best Partner in Imported Material (Mechanical Components) by Ace Manufacturing Systems.
NEW: Podcast - Owner and Chairman of the Board Hans-Martin Schneeberger in a personal interview
NEW: Podcast - Owner and Chairman of the Board Hans-Martin Schneeberger in a personal interview

NEW: Podcast - Owner and Chairman of the Board Hans-Martin Schneeberger in a personal interview

In the anniversary year 2023, the SCHNEEBERGER company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Fittingly, we have produced a new podcast for you in which we talk to owner and Chairman of the Board Hans-Martin Schneeberger.
Stefan Hantke, CEO of SCHNEEBERGER Holding AG, was elected as the new Chairman of the VDMA Committee
Stefan Hantke, CEO of SCHNEEBERGER Holding AG, was elected as the new Chairman of the VDMA Committee

Stefan Hantke, CEO of SCHNEEBERGER Holding AG, was elected as the new Chairman of the VDMA Committee

We congratulate Stefan Hantke, CEO of SCHNEEBERGER Holding AG, on his election as the new Chairman of the VDMA Committee.
SCHNEEBERGER E-SHOP
SCHNEEBERGER E-SHOP

SCHNEEBERGER E-SHOP

Wide product range - Configurable products - Delivery from stock. In SCHNEEBERGER E-SHOP you will find the proven MONORAIL and MINIRAIL profile rail guideways, linear bearings, frictionless tables and micro frictionless tables clearly presented.
Download SCHNEEBERGER CAD products and blend in computer-generated information to overlay on top of your application.
Download SCHNEEBERGER CAD products and blend in computer-generated information to overlay on top of your application.

Download SCHNEEBERGER CAD products and blend in computer-generated information to overlay on top of your application.

Augmented reality, for short AR. Merge the selected SCHNEEBERGER 3D CAD model with a live image of the application/machine.
Advancing Life Science and Biomedical Manufacturing
Advancing Life Science and Biomedical Manufacturing

Advancing Life Science and Biomedical Manufacturing

Facing ongoing competitive pressures and market growth demands, life science and biomedical OEMs must constantly deliver new advancements in technology, processes, workflows, and production. But in addition to pursuing improvements that focus on expanding success, OEMs must also ensure against the in-use failures of their advanced equipment. In the case of advanced instruments utilized in research, scientific, medical, and other critical applications, neglecting improvements and safeguards in one seemingly minor component — in-process linear motion systems — can generate consequences ranging from inconvenient to catastrophic. A new white paper details how next-generation linear motion systems can be specified, designed, installed, and maintained to advance life science and biomedical capital equipment manufacturing — and ensure against failures of any consequence. This new white paper highlights how next-generation linear motion systems can be specified, designed, installed, and…
Swiss Solidarity Day "Glueckskette"
Swiss Solidarity Day "Glueckskette"

Swiss Solidarity Day "Glueckskette"

SCHNEEBERGER AG Linear Technik and its employees would like to make a contribution on the occasion of today's Swiss Solidarity Day "Glueckskette" . In doing so, we are supporting both the Ukrainian population remaining in the country and the large number of refugees. All voluntary donations made by our employees on glueckskette.ch will be doubled by SCHNEEBERGER AG Lineartechnik. Thus, we jointly set a sign for our hope for an early peaceful resolution of the conflict and an alleviation of the suffering of the affected population.
All production areas running
All production areas running

All production areas running

SCHNEEBERGER currently sees no direct impact with regards to the Ukraine-Russia crisis on the supply chain and the associated delivery dates of our products. Our supply chains are not currently affected by suppliers in any of the existing areas directly impacted by this crisis. Should there be any logistical interruptions, you will be notified in a timely manner as we know how critical it is to keep our customers well informed should a change occur.
Medical Equipment OEMs: Miniaturizing Linear Motion and Measurement
Medical Equipment OEMs: Miniaturizing Linear Motion and Measurement

Medical Equipment OEMs: Miniaturizing Linear Motion and Measurement

A design engineer at a dental OEM was handed a challenging assignment: Develop the industry’s first handheld intraoral scanner to perform 3D imaging for dental impressions in the dentist’s office. The problem: The scanner’s small size required a miniaturized linear motion and measurement system that was not available on the market. The question facing the designer: develop a new linear motion and measurement system internally — or seek a supplier to customize its product to meet the scanner’s challenging specifications. The issue haunts design engineers daily across medical, dental, and life science OEMs as their development teams face excruciating pressure to make their products smaller, lighter, and more accurate. Explore the solution in this new application brief. Download the technical Brief
NEW: virtual SCHNEEBERGER showroom
NEW: virtual SCHNEEBERGER showroom

NEW: virtual SCHNEEBERGER showroom

In our virtual SCHNEEBERGER showroom you can experience the entire SCHNEEBERGER product range. Worldwide and at any time! More
New White paper
New White paper

New White paper

Read our new White paper: The Bioprinter Manufacturer’s Guide to Linear Motion Technology Download
The Medical Equipment Manufacturer Guide to Customizing Linear Motion
The Medical Equipment Manufacturer Guide to Customizing Linear Motion

The Medical Equipment Manufacturer Guide to Customizing Linear Motion

Designing and manufacturing medical and life sciences devices is always a challenge. Linear motion components with the required form, fit, and function are often vital parts of these devices. But if you can’t find the right component off the shelf, there’s often a better way. Don’t let fears about attempting a special order prevent you from finding a perfect fit, expert design, reasonable lead times, ensured quality, and surprisingly low costs. This report examines linear motion customization issues, how to work with a supplier that’s willing to customize — and what advantages customization can bring. Properly specified, customizing your linear motion components and systems can improve the design process, the performance, and the total cost of ownership of  your medical or life sciences equipment. Download the White Paper
NEW: SCHNEEBERGER Ball screws (SBS) for demanding applications
NEW: SCHNEEBERGER Ball screws (SBS) for demanding applications

NEW: SCHNEEBERGER Ball screws (SBS) for demanding applications

The new SCHNEEBERGER ball screws (SBS) are impressive due to their precision and efficiency, which the ground and hardened ball contact surfaces are primarily responsible for. The SBS are therefore equally suitable for use at high and low speeds as well as oscillating short stroke movements. This makes them particularly attractive for demanding applications in machine tools as well as measuring and testing technology. More
A.MANNESMANN - A member of SCHNEEBERGER linear technology
A.MANNESMANN - A member of SCHNEEBERGER linear technology

A.MANNESMANN - A member of SCHNEEBERGER linear technology

Ball screws for applications in mechanical engineering where accuracy counts https://www.amannesmann.de/en/
MONORAIL AMS - Guiding & Measuring as an integrated system solution
MONORAIL AMS - Guiding & Measuring as an integrated system solution

MONORAIL AMS - Guiding & Measuring as an integrated system solution

When space constraints and performance are required for distance measurement, MONORAIL AMS is the answer. SCHNEEBERGER integrates a measuring head and scale onto its MONORAIL profiled linear guideways. In brief: Integrated AMS distance measuring systems from SCHNEEBERGER are machine-compatible with integrated distance measuring systems in ready-to-install quality, suitable for a wide range of applications in mechanical engineering and automation. MONORAIL carriages are equipped as standard with twin-lipped cross wipers on the ends and top and bottom longitudinal wipers. Together with additional sealing of the gaps between the front plate and the steel body, these provide an exceptionally efficient sealing system. The ingress of dirt is therefore effectively prevented and lubrication losses are reduced to a minimum, which results in a significant increase in service life. The maximum one-piece profile rail length for all AMS distance measuring systems is 6 meters. For the analog…
The right mineral casting for every application
The right mineral casting for every application

The right mineral casting for every application

Whether 80 grams light or 30 tons heavy: SCHNEEBERGER Mineralgusstechnik products offer unbeatable customer benefits. For many years, mineral casting, a "modern material", has represented an alternative to parts made from grey cast iron or steel and is nowadays the superior technology for a vast number of applications. Mineral casting has made new, innovative applications possible in electronics and in the medical devices sector. It is also the technology of the future - CO2 savings per ton of mineral casting are an incredible 1.4 tons of CO2 in comparison to grey cast iron/steel. This is testimony of our goals within our environmental agenda. SCHNEEBERGER Mineragusstechnik saved 15,000 tons of CO2 in 2018 – to the benefit of us all. SCHNEEBERGER Mineralgusstechnik is one of the world's leading manufacturers of mineral casting. It offers innovative and high-precision mineral casting solutions while also making significant contributions to the "Total Cost of Ownership" (TCO) of…
SCHNEEBERGER gear racks - Special is our standard!
SCHNEEBERGER gear racks - Special is our standard!

SCHNEEBERGER gear racks - Special is our standard!

The standard length of a gear rack is usually 1000 mm. During assembly, these are installed one after the other. Gear racks from SCHNEEBERGER, on the other hand, are available in lengths of up to 3000 mm (2000 mm for Q5). This inevitably leads to tolerances that are reflected in the form of a pitch error, which in turn leads to increased wear. With increasing axle length and the associated increasing number of gear racks to be installed, this error becomes even greater. The main benefit is Fewer gear racks have to be installed per machine axis. This reduces installation time. By reducing the number of gear racks required, the pitch error is minimized, thus increasing the service life. The price per meter of gear racks decreases with increasing length. This allows our customers to save money. Furthermore, SCHNEEBERGER gear racks feature the option of any desired cross-section with different types of attachments, entirely according to the customer's requirements. The excellent…
SCHNEEBERGER expands in the Asian market
SCHNEEBERGER expands in the Asian market

SCHNEEBERGER expands in the Asian market

As part of its strategic development, the Business Unit Systems has established the company “SCHNEEBERGER Precision Motion Systems (Shenzhen)”. With the establishment of the new technology center for systems in Shenzhen with development, production, sales and service, SCHNEEBERGER will be closer to its Asian customers and thus be able to serve them even better with high-precision single and multi-axis systems. Stefan Hantke (CEO SCHNEEBERGER Group): «With the new location in Shenzhen we are consistently following our new strategic direction in Asia / Pacific and can support our customers very quickly and flexibly”. Michael Dvorak (President and General Manager SCHNEEBERGER AG Lineartechnik, Switzerland): “There is hardly a better time to go to Asia with our high-end products. The local development and production following the Swiss SCHNEEBERGER standards support our demanding customers in the region”. Dr. Javier de Oñate (Vice President and Business Unit Manager Systems): “With…
SCHNEEBERGER expands
SCHNEEBERGER expands

SCHNEEBERGER expands

As part of the further expansion of the SCHNEEBERGER Group, an additional site was founded in Poland. The new company SCHNEEBERGER Components Poland (SPO) officially started on November 19, 2020 and has already commenced operations, producing precision parts for the entire Group. This means that the production footprint defined as part of the long-term strategy development is being consistently implemented and further developed. Stefan Hantke (CEO SCHNEEBERGER Group): "With this measure, we have once again ensured that we actively support the growth of our customers in the long term. We are very pleased that we were able to win Mr. Boguslaw Czarkowski as Managing Director for this new company, a very experienced linear technology specialist with pronounced production expertise." Would you like to learn more? Then contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to develop the best solutions for you.  
Miniature guideway with integrated distance measuring system – all-in-one
Miniature guideway with integrated distance measuring system – all-in-one

Miniature guideway with integrated distance measuring system – all-in-one

The precision and robustness of the MINISCALE PLUS optical distance measuring system is impressive. The product was developed for tight spaces as well as high speeds and increases in speed in the work process in conjunction with  high measuring accuracy. It is used in different high-tech sectors, such as in various medical technology and biotechnology applications. The MINISCALE PLUS is based on the MINIRAIL profiled linear guideway and combines the characteristics of a linear encoder with those of a miniature profiled linear guideway. The innovative embedding of ball recirculation in the carriage allows speeds of up to 5 m/s and increases of speed of up to 300 m/s2. With the combination of an integrated MINISCALE PLUS distance measuring system, the “Guide” and “Measurement” functions are offered on a single rail. MINISCALE PLUS therefore makes a significant contribution to a reduced TCO (total cost of ownership), as only one component needs to be ordered, stored, installed and…
Positioning and motion systems according to custom requirements
Positioning and motion systems according to custom requirements

Positioning and motion systems according to custom requirements

SCHNEEBERGER is always ready to help when the know-how for developing a positioning system is not available to the customer, when such a development lies outside their core competency or when in-house development is not possible due to capacity restraints. Customers thus benefit from SCHNEEBERGER’S experience and expertise as a designer and developer of positioning systems for a wide variety of applications in the semiconductor industry, in medical technology and biotechnology, in the optics industry and in microscopy. SCHNEEBERGER’S systems are fundamentally developed and manufactured together with and for our customers. They are the epitome of extremely accurate and reliable linear technology for high-end machines and devices. Positioning accuracy, speed, vacuum suitability and the perfect fine-tuning of all individual components are part of the axiomatic setup.  This is how, for example, the depicted Open Frame XY positioning system was created. Our customer wanted a completely…
MONORAIL AMS - Guiding & Measuring as an integrated system solution
MONORAIL AMS - Guiding & Measuring as an integrated system solution

MONORAIL AMS - Guiding & Measuring as an integrated system solution

When space constraints and performance are required for distance measurement, MONORAIL AMS is the answer. SCHNEEBERGER integrates a measuring head and scale onto its MONORAIL profiled linear guideways. In brief: Integrated AMS distance measuring systems from SCHNEEBERGER are machine-compatible with integrated distance measuring systems in ready-to-install quality, suitable for a wide range of applications in mechanical engineering and automation. MONORAIL carriages are equipped as standard with twin-lipped cross wipers on the ends and top and bottom longitudinal wipers. Together with additional sealing of the gaps between the front plate and the steel body, these provide an exceptionally efficient sealing system. The ingress of dirt is therefore effectively prevented and lubrication losses are reduced to a minimum, which results in a significant increase in service life. The maximum one-piece profile rail length for all AMS distance measuring systems is 6 meters. For the analog…
All production areas running
All production areas running

All production areas running

The situation regarding the coronavirus has now worsened worldwide and is very dynamic. At SCHNEEBERGER all production areas are still running and deliveries are going out as confirmed by us to our customers. Thanks to our actively controlled supply chain network, we are still able to meet customer requirements on time. If this should change, you will of course be informed by us promptly. Make an appointment to discuss your request with us. We are certain that you will also find the right product with us. For more detailed information about  SCHNEEBERGER products, such as MONORAIL, ball screws, MINIRAIL, gear racks, measuring-, or positioning systems and how they are used, please contact your SCHNEEBERGER representative. Do not hesitate to contact us at any time for a no-obligation consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to develop the best solutions for you.
A.MANNESMANN ball screws increase productivity
A.MANNESMANN ball screws increase productivity

A.MANNESMANN ball screws increase productivity

A.MANNESMANN, a global manufacturer of high-performance ball screws, has been part of the SCHNEEBERGER Group since October 2017. More than 50 years ago, A.MANNESMANN was one of the first manufacturers in Europe to introduce the ball screw and innovate the product while continually sharing knowledge and experience with market-leading operators. The company has consistently met the increasing demands of the technology required to compete. AM ball screws can be deployed over a variety of technical requirements. Traveling speeds ranging from virtually 0 m/min to 150 m/min, and accelerations of up to 20 m/sec² are easily achieved and A. MANNESAMANN ball screws are generally designed for an operating life of more than 20,000 hours! The constant torque, precise travel movements – even in reverse mode, along with positioning capability and repeatability are all standard features of AM ball screws. A.MANNESMANN is your single source provider of quality, innovative and cost competitive…
MONORAIL BZ profiled linear guideway with integrated rack drive
MONORAIL BZ profiled linear guideway with integrated rack drive

MONORAIL BZ profiled linear guideway with integrated rack drive

MONORAIL BZ is a compact, integrated assembly consisting of a 4-way ball guided profile rail guideway and a rack and pinion drive system. The combination of "guiding" and "drive" in one product offers the user the following advantages. The individual characteristic features of the two individual components are completely maintained. One-piece assembly lengths up to 6000 mm. The guideway component provides the best running properties, a high load-bearing capacity and service life in conjunction with a large number of carriage types, executions and accessories. The hardened and ground gearing of the drive component represents the highest quality and accuracy. Matching pinions are also available. The design effort is minimized compared to individual components, as the guideway, rack and pinion are already perfectly matched to each other. Compared to individual components, the required installation space is significantly smaller. This enables performance-optimized designs. The…
MONORAIL MR - Stable processes always assured
MONORAIL MR - Stable processes always assured

MONORAIL MR - Stable processes always assured

MONORAIL MR 4x roller-guided profiled linear guideways are synonymous with maximum quality and guaranteed functionality. Outstanding degrees of rail straightness, accurate machining and high mechanical load capacity distinguish MONORAIL MR profiled guideways as an efficient, extremely robust quality solution for demanding applications requiring the most stringent demands for accuracy, such as for tooling machines. The product portfolio is comprised of 23 different combinations of rail size and shape as well as 33 different carriage configurations, offering the greatest possible design flexibility. MONORAIL MR can optionally be equipped with a tried-and-tested, integrated distance measuring system, thus contributing significantly to the total cost of ownership (TCO). With experience gained from installing thousands of guideways in the field, we have given MONORAIL MR 4S carriages a comprehensive design upgrade and further improved the following four product features. Serviceability…
Übernahme werotec ag 2020
Übernahme werotec ag 2020

Übernahme werotec ag 2020

Die werotec ag mit Sitz in Reigoldswil (BL) wird per sofort 2020 mit der SCHNEEBERGER Firmengruppe mit Sitz in Roggwil (BE) verschmolzen Bereits Anfang 2018 wurden sämtliche Gesellschafteranteile an der werotec ag von der SCHNEEBERGER Firmengruppe übernommen. Die beiden führenden Unternehmen waren seit vielen Jahren erfolgreiche Geschäftspartner und ergänzten sich hervorragend mit ihren Komplementärprodukten. Die Übernahme stärkte beide Unternehmen und somit die Schweizer Maschinenindustrie. Mit der nunmehr per sofort vollzogenen Integration der werotec ag in die SCHNEEBERGER AG Lineartechnik stellt die SCHNEEBERGER-Gruppe die termingerechte Verfügbarkeit an Wälzkörpern auch bei wachsender Nachfrage in ausreichendem Volumen und in höchster Qualität sicher. Die werotec ag wird künftig als Geschäftsbereich der SCHNEEBERGER AG Lineartechnik geführt. Die Mitarbeitenden bleiben weiterhin am Standort Reigoldswil beschäftigt. Die bestehenden Vereinbarungen mit Lieferanten, Kunden und…
SCHNEEBERGER gear racks - Special is our standard!
SCHNEEBERGER gear racks - Special is our standard!

SCHNEEBERGER gear racks - Special is our standard!

The standard length of a gear rack is usually 1000 mm. During assembly, these are installed one after the other. This inevitably leads to tolerances that are reflected in the form of a pitch error, which in turn leads to increased wear. With increasing axle length and the associated increasing number of gear racks to be installed, this error becomes even greater. Gear racks from SCHNEEBERGER, on the other hand, are available in lengths of up to 3000 mm (2000 mm for Q5). The main benefit is Fewer gear racks have to be installed per machine axis. This reduces installation time. By reducing the number of gear racks required, the pitch error is minimized, thus increasing the service life. Furthermore, SCHNEEBERGER gear racks feature the option of any desired cross-section with different types of attachments, entirely according to the customer's requirements. The excellent performance – and technical superiority – of SCHNEEBERGER gear racks are due to careful manufacturing, the…
The right mineral casting for every application
The right mineral casting for every application

The right mineral casting for every application

Whether the load is 80 grams or 30 tons, SCHNEEBERGER Mineralgusstechnik products offer unbeatable customer benefits. For many years, mineral casting, a "modern material", has represented an alternative to parts made from grey cast iron or steel and is nowadays the superior technology for a vast number of applications. Mineral casting has made new and innovative applications possible in electronics and in the medical devices sector. It is also the technology of the future - CO2 savings per ton of mineral casting are an incredible 1.4 tons of CO2 in comparison to grey cast iron/steel. This is testimony of our goals within our environmental agenda. SCHNEEBERGER Mineragusstechnik saved 15,000 tons of CO2 in 2018 – to the benefit of us all. SCHNEEBERGER Mineralgusstechnik is one of the world's leading manufacturers of mineral casting. It offers innovative and high-precision mineral casting solutions while also making significant contributions to the "Total Cost of Ownership" (TCO) of…
Miniature guideway with integrated distance measuring system – all-in-one
Miniature guideway with integrated distance measuring system – all-in-one

Miniature guideway with integrated distance measuring system – all-in-one

The MINIRAIL profiled linear guideway with the MINISCALE PLUS integrated distance measuring system impresses with its precision and robust design. This product was developed for high speeds and accelerations in the work process and is used in a variety of high-tech sectors. MINISCALE PLUS is based on the time-tested MINIRAIL miniature guideway. The innovative embedding of ball recirculation in the carriage allows speeds of up to 5 m/s and accelerations of up to 300 m/s2. Thanks to a combination with the integrated MINISCALE PLUS distance measuring system, the "Guide" and "Measure" functions can be ideally linked to each other in a compact manner. As the MINISCALE PLUS measuring system is integrated into the SCHNEEBERGER MINIRAIL miniature guideway, no applications are needed for separate, additional distance measuring systems. The design is considerably simplified with fewer components. There is also less space required, allowing for a more compact design. Since MINISCALE PLUS is…
SCHNEEBERGER MINIRAIL – maintenance-free thanks to the integrated lubricant reservoir
SCHNEEBERGER MINIRAIL – maintenance-free thanks to the integrated lubricant reservoir

SCHNEEBERGER MINIRAIL – maintenance-free thanks to the integrated lubricant reservoir

MINIRAIL is the latest gener MINIRAIL is the latest generation of miniature guideways for demanding applications. It is extremely robust and proves itself in every application due to its smooth running action, precision and reliability. ation of miniature guideways for demanding applications. It is extremely robust and proves itself in every application due to its smooth running action, precision and reliability. The high-precision MINIRAIL miniature guideway is small in size but large in terms of its possibilities. Newly available in size 5, which means even more perfect and finer running behavior thanks to the patented redirection unit.  The LUBE-S long-term lubrication for MINIRAIL carriages facilitates uninterrupted, long-lasting and safe use. The ingenious LUBE-S long-term lubrication is an integrated lubricant reservoir. More
SCHNEEBERGER bearings - we guarantee the right solution
SCHNEEBERGER bearings - we guarantee the right solution

SCHNEEBERGER bearings - we guarantee the right solution

SCHNEEBERGER introduced the Type R cross-roller guideway and ball guideway as the first standardized linear frictionless guideways. These guideways and the further developments that have resulted from them continue to meet the requirements of the most demanding applications. SCHNEEBERGER introduced the Type R cross-roller guideway and ball guideway as the first standardized linear frictionless guideways. These guideways and the further developments that have resulted from them continue to meet the requirements of the most demanding applications. SCHNEEBERGER offers a wide range of linear bearings in standard sizes that are ideally suited to many different applications. From robotics, machines and the semiconductor industry to laboratory applications, medical technology and many more. But even if standard dimensions do not fulfill your requirements, SCHNEEBERGER's specially adapted customized guideways make the company an ideal partner. The robust linear bearings are available in…
SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale - A resolution of 0.1 µm
SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale - A resolution of 0.1 µm

SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale - A resolution of 0.1 µm

MINISLIDE MSQscale is the tested and proven miniature guideway from SCHNEEBERGER that is equipped with an integrated and innovative distance measuring system. The system combines the functions of guiding and measuring in a single step for maximum precision and reliability. The optical incremental measuring system offers an impressive resolution of 0.1 µm. MINISLIDE MSQscale also features a ready-to-install, compact and robust design for simple and quick installation on the customer side. Thanks to its unique, robust design, the MINISLIDE MSQ is particularly suitable for applications with high speeds and acceleration. The cage control, which is directly integrated in rail and carriage, keeps the cage in position at all times, enabling speeds of up to 3 m/s and accelerations of up to 300 m/s2. Thanks to the small diameter of its rolling elements, the MINISLIDE MSQ is also particularly suitable for applications with very small strokes. MINISLIDE MSQ has a unique circular arch profile…
SCHNEEBERGER Recirculating units - Unlimited stroke with linear motion
SCHNEEBERGER Recirculating units - Unlimited stroke with linear motion

SCHNEEBERGER Recirculating units - Unlimited stroke with linear motion

Recirculating units support high-precision, rigid and compact structures with unlimited travel. They are used as standard with linear guideways of type R or RD and offer a high level of accuracy and rigidity with an unlimited stroke. Applications for normal working environments, cleanrooms, or in a vacuum. Suitable sizes and versions for small to heavy loads with the possibility to even correct minor angular errors. SCHNEEBERGER recirculating units are available in sizes 1-12 and come in various lengths. Types SK and SKD (with damping elements from size 6) are suitable for small to medium loads. For medium to high loads, the best choice is the recirculating unit type SR with cross rollers. The type SKC with ceramic and Teflon balls is suitable for use in vacuum and cleanroom applications, as well as for dry runs. The type NRT is a roller recirculating unit designed for medium to heavy loads. Thanks to two independent tracks, optimized roller geometry, and with very little play in the…
SCHNEEBERGER slides - maximum accuracy and reliability
SCHNEEBERGER slides - maximum accuracy and reliability

SCHNEEBERGER slides - maximum accuracy and reliability

For decades, SCHNEEBERGER has been supplying frictionless tables to meet the high demand for precision. Based on our standardized cross-roller guideways, they offer outstanding smoothness. For decades, SCHNEEBERGER has been supplying frictionless tables to meet the high demand for precision. Based on our standardized cross-roller guideways, they offer outstanding smoothness. MINISLIDE MSQ are miniature guideways that offer maximum precision and speed. MINISLIDE MSQ has a unique circular arch profile with four tracks for maximum rigidity and smoothness. The NDN miniature frictionless table has a 90° V track profile for outstanding smoothness. The integrated U-cage minimizes cage creep. MINISLIDE MS has a Gothic track profile with the same dimensions, which significantly increases the load capacity and makes the component more robust. More
MONORAIL MR and BM - Stable processes always assured
MONORAIL MR and BM - Stable processes always assured

MONORAIL MR and BM - Stable processes always assured

When maximum precision and extended service life are required, profile rails from SCHNEEBERGER have been a sure bet for many years. High-precision MONORAIL MR profiled guideways with rollers and MONORAIL BM profiled guideways with balls are used worldwide in a vast array of applications in the machine tool industry, from simple handling tasks to difficult machining tasks. SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL MR profiled guideways with rollers are especially suitable for handling high loads in the machine tool industry. Workpieces weighing tons can be transported with high precision on machines equipped with them, rigidly and absolutely free of play for the best results in the machining process.   4S = New carriage design Serviceability (compatibility, exchange of cross wipers) Supply of lubricant (lubrication distribution, pressure-tight lubrication channels) Shock resistance (body optimized for rigidity) Sturdiness (robust front plate, stable attachment of front plates)  Excellent dynamic…
Our new production plant in Switzerland
Our new production plant in Switzerland

Our new production plant in Switzerland

Our new production plant with 1'800 m2 has been in operation since 2019. We produce 2-row ball miniature guideways MINIRAIL. Learn more about the MINIRAIL miniature guideways and their various application areas in medical technology and other...
A.MANNESMANN ball screws increase productivity
A.MANNESMANN ball screws increase productivity

A.MANNESMANN ball screws increase productivity

A.MANNESMANN, a global manufacturer of high-performance ball screws, has been part of the SCHNEEBERGER Group since October 2017. More than 50 years ago, A.MANNESMANN was one of the first manufacturers in Europe to introduce the ball screw and innovate the product while continually sharing knowledge and experience with market-leading operators. The company has consistently met the increasing demands of the technology required to compete. AM ball screws can be deployed over a variety of technical requirements. Traveling speeds ranging from virtually 0 m/min to 150 m/min, and accelerations of up to 20 m/sec² are easily achieved and A. MANNESAMANN ball screws are generally designed for an operating life of more than 20,000 hours! The constant torque, precise travel movements – even in reverse mode, along with positioning capability and repeatability are all standard features of AM ball screws. A.MANNESMANN is your single source provider of quality, innovative and cost competitive…
Peak performance with SCHNEEBERGER mineral casting
Peak performance with SCHNEEBERGER mineral casting

Peak performance with SCHNEEBERGER mineral casting

SCHNEEBERGER Mineral Casting Technology has many years of experience in the development and manufacture of mineral casting components for various industries. This includes individual components and entire system modules, delivered directly to your assembly line. SCHNEEBERGER's new techcon® casting material also offers a cost-effective alternative to conventional mineral casting for selected applications. Our competence Center Our plant in Cheb in the Czech Republic has been producing many different types of mineral casting components since 2007. The SCHNEEBERGER competence center for this material and its continuous development is located here. Today, our product range extends from individual machine components to entire system modules, delivered directly to your assembly line. In addition to development and manufacturing in Cheb, SCHNEEBERGER also has its own mineral casting production facility in China. From the production of the molds to the actual casting and finishing, all work…
SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL AMS – Distance measurement up to 6 meters or more
SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL AMS – Distance measurement up to 6 meters or more

SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL AMS – Distance measurement up to 6 meters or more

When space constraints and performance are required for distance measurement, MONORAIL AMS is the answer. SCHNEEBERGER integrates a measuring head and scale onto its MONORAIL profiled linear guideways. By combining guidance and measurement onto a single offers customers many significant benefits. Customer benefits The major advantage of the MONORAIL AMS distance measuring system from SCHNEEBERGER is that by integrating the measuring system into the MONORAIL carriage and applying the measuring scale to the guideway, it is possible to save space and reduce the overall installation process within complex machine designs. The use of MONORAIL AMS is economical without having to compromise on performance. Long-lasting reliability Whenever incorporating a measuring system into a machine design, such as the SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL AMS profiled guideway, there is the risk of contaminating the measuring scale due to harsh environments. This can greatly impact the functionality of the entire…
MINIRAIL and MINISCALE PLUS - Achieve the highest accuracy even in the tightest spaces
MINIRAIL and MINISCALE PLUS - Achieve the highest accuracy even in the tightest spaces

MINIRAIL and MINISCALE PLUS - Achieve the highest accuracy even in the tightest spaces

The high-precision MINIRAIL miniature guideway from SCHNEEBERGER is small in size, but large in terms of its possibilities. MINIRAIL is a high-tech linear bearing that will impress you with its precision, robustness and versatility. Expandable if required with an integral measuring system and long-term lubrication. Customer benefits MINIRAILS are perfectly suited miniature guideways to achieve the highest accuracy in the tightest of spaces. The accelerations possible go up to 300 m/s2 with a maximum speed of 5 m/s. Through a combination with the integrated MINISCALE PLUS distance measuring system, the "Guide" and "Measure" functions can be ideally linked to each other on a compact scale. As an additional option, maintenance effort can be minimized with the integrated LUBE-S long-term lubrication. Minimal design planning The MINISCALE PLUS is a compact measuring system is already integrated into the SCHNEEBERGER MINIRAIL miniature guideway. This eliminates the need for a separate…
Individual gear racks offering maximum precision and efficiency
Individual gear racks offering maximum precision and efficiency

Individual gear racks offering maximum precision and efficiency

Gear racks from SCHNEEBERGER offer significant advantages both commercially and technically as a standard or special version – with a product length of up to 3 meters, a wide range of configurations and various accuracy classes. Challenge As a drive concept for complex linear motions in which high forces must be transmitted precisely and reliably, straight or helical tooth rack gear racks from SCHNEEBERGER offer a proven solution. Using individual grinding, hardening and positioning processes, the optimum solution is achieved for any application with comprehensive technical expertise. This enables SCHNEEBERGER to meet the constantly growing demand for standard and customized gear racks for a wide range of applications in numerous industries. Solutions A wide range of applications are possible, such as: Moving a machine tool gantry weighing several tons linearly, to positioning a laser cutting head at top speed or driving a buckling arm robot with maximum precision for welding…
FORMULA-S always brings your guideway into the right position
FORMULA-S always brings your guideway into the right position

FORMULA-S always brings your guideway into the right position

Cage creep can become a problem in linear bearings when strokes need to be repeated frequently during the handling process. The SCHNEEBERGER FORMULA-S is the solution for this. The cage controls for the RN and the RNG guideways ensure trouble-free operation and a long service life, which means they are highly cost-effective, as well. Customer benefits FORMULA-S, SCHNEEBERGER's cage control system, works in any installation orientation, regardless of the preload of the guideway. The outstanding features of the cage control include trouble-free operation, high acceleration, and no readjustment of the cage. Furthermore, the shape and position tolerances of the surrounding structure or temperature differences do not lead to cage creep. The guideway therefore always runs in a uniform manner and fulfills all requirements related to productivity and cost-effectiveness. This also means a long service life is guaranteed. Efficiency and accuracy Both reliability during the handling process and…
SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems - Everything from a single source
SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems - Everything from a single source

SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems - Everything from a single source

SCHNEEBERGER offers individual components and complete positioning systems for solutions in linear motion technology. If a customer wants an integrated solution instead of only linear tracks for installation, SCHNEEBERGER develops the complete positioning system for the end application based on the customer's specifications. Customer benefits SCHNEEBERGER has created systems for major industries and global companies for more than 30 years. You can rely on our engineering experience and expertise designing and developing positioning systems for demanding applications in the semiconductor industry, in medical technology, in the optics industry and in microscopy. Completely integrated positioning system This is how the Open Frame XY positioning system shown in the image on the left was created. The customer wanted a completely integrated positioning system. This includes the mechanical components, such as the structural parts and linear tracks, as well as the electronic controller…
High-load use cases with SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL MR 4S
High-load use cases with SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL MR 4S

High-load use cases with SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL MR 4S

SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL MR profiled guideways with rollers are especially suitable for handling high loads in the machine tool industry. Workpieces weighing up to 150 tonnes can be transported with high precision on machines equipped with them. Customer benefits The SCHNEEBERGER MONORAIL MR profiled guideways series, available in six sizes with rail cross-sections from 25 to 100 mm, is the right solution for a wide variety of applications and weight classes in machine tools and production centers. For the high-precision transportation of relatively large loads in milling machines, lathes, boring machines or grinding machines, MONORAIL MR profiled guideways feature outstanding loading capacity and strength – for everything from large motor production and power plant engineering to aerospace engineering and other areas of heavy mechanical engineering. 4S - New carriage design MONORAIL MR profiled guideways – like all other SCHNEEBERGER products – are being improved all the time to…
SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale – all-in-one guidance and measuring system
SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale – all-in-one guidance and measuring system

SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQscale – all-in-one guidance and measuring system

MINISLIDE MSQscale is an innovative measuring system that's integrated into the tried-and-tested SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQ miniature guideway. The system combines the functions "guiding" and "measuring" in a compact manner. Its resolution corresponds to 0.1 µm. Customer benefits With its extraordinary MINISLIDE MSQscale innovation, SCHNEEBERGER combines guiding and measuring functions that offer maximum precision. The integrated measuring system enables the use of extremely compact applications in the semiconductor industry, the optics, biotechnology, medical technology, and measuring technology sectors, in lab automation and micro-automation, in the robotics and surface finishing industries, and in many other business sectors as well. Designs and assembly processes are simplified considerably, whereby MSQscale is still able to meet the most stringent technical requirements. The measuring system is available for the complete MINISLIDE MSQ product range. Highly cost-effective The…
The right mineral casting for any application
The right mineral casting for any application

The right mineral casting for any application

SCHNEEBERGER Mineralgusstechnik has been successfully represented in various industries for many years with its in-house developed components made of mineral casting. Compared to other materials, mineral casting in mechanical engineering offers several remarkable advantages. Customer benefits The primary customer benefit of SCHNEEBERGER mineral casting is the variety of applications for machines of all conceivable sizes. Mineral casting is not only less expensive than gray cast iron, for instance, but also demonstrates five to ten times better vibration behavior and high chemical resistance. Furthermore, because the polymer concrete (gravel with synthetic resin as a binding agent) is only cast at approximately 60 °C connecting parts, pipes and cables, as well as sensor systems and measuring technology can also be cast into the structures. Example of a machine bed A look at the shape of a machine bed for an electrical discharge system prior to casting shows some of the above-mentioned…
MINIRAIL and MINISCALE PLUS - Achieve the highest accuracy even in the tightest spaces
MINIRAIL and MINISCALE PLUS - Achieve the highest accuracy even in the tightest spaces

MINIRAIL and MINISCALE PLUS - Achieve the highest accuracy even in the tightest spaces

The high-precision MINIRAIL miniature guideway from SCHNEEBERGER is small in size, but large in terms of its possibilities. MINIRAIL is a high-tech linear bearing that will impress you with its precision, robustness and versatility. Expandable if required with an integral measuring system and long-term lubrication. Customer benefits MINIRAIL are perfectly suited miniature guideways to achieve the highest accuracy in the tightest of spaces. The accelerations possible go up to 300 m/s2 with a maximum speed of 5 m/s. Through a combination with the integrated MINISCALE PLUS distance measuring system, the "Guide" and "Measure" functions can be ideally linked to each other on a compact scale. As an additional option, maintenance effort can be minimized with the integrated LUBE-S long-term lubrication. Minimal design planning The MINISCALE PLUS measuring system is already integrated into the SCHNEEBERGER MINIRAIL miniature guideway. This eliminates all expenditures for additional separate…
Example application of our SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQ
Example application of our SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQ

Example application of our SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQ

SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQ embodies the latest generation of miniature guideways for the most demanding applications. They are extremely robust and prove themselves in every application with their high friction movement, precision and strength. Formula 1 of the miniature guide systems "When it comes to acceleration and precise control, are you more likely to opt for the Formula 1 or a classic race car?" A manufacturer of innovative laser deflecting units used in various applications opted for the Formula 1: In this case, the SCHNEEBERGER MINISLIDE MSQ miniature guide system. Advantages of MINISLIDE MSQ To increase the efficiency of additive manufacturing (AM), the laser process must be developed to be increasingly dynamic and precise. This requires a rail system that positions the optics and sensors of the module extremely quickly, but highly accurately. The MINISLIDE MSQ guide system meets these requirements perfectly. Meets the highest requirements MINISLIDE MSQ meets the highest…
MONORAIL BM - Highest precision production with long service life
MONORAIL BM - Highest precision production with long service life

MONORAIL BM - Highest precision production with long service life

When maximum precision and an extended service life are required, MONORAIL BM profiled linear guideways from SCHNEEBERGER have been a sure bet for many years. The linear bearings are reliable components for a variety of applications in a wide range of industries. Customer benefits The precise production provided by MONORAIL BM makes the profiled linear guideway the first choice in many industrial applications when maximum accuracy and a long service life at constant levels of performance are required. Other advantages include excellent running properties, low pulsation, low friction and high traveling speeds thanks to optimized rolling elements. The rail profile and 6 attachment holes per carriage also ensure a high level of guidance and torsional rigidity. All this makes MONORAIL BM a reliable, economical and robust solution. Long service life with minimal maintenance MONORAIL BM also has minimal maintenance requirements. The carriages are equipped with longitudinal and cross wipers…
werotec ag: A new division of the SCHNEEBERGER Group
werotec ag: A new division of the SCHNEEBERGER Group

werotec ag: A new division of the SCHNEEBERGER Group

The acquisition will strengthen both companies and consequently, the Swiss machine industry as well
Application example for our SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems
Application example for our SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems

Application example for our SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems

SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems are suitable especially for applications in lab technology in industry and research. In addition to the semiconductor industry, this is an important area of application for our positioning systems. Customer advantages with SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems feature precise nanometer motions in three axes, with the greatest level of repeatability and minimal drift from the target position. SCHNEEBERGER linear technology, in combination with linear drives and optical encoders, ensures smoothness and precision over long strokes. Together with the axis control through a single controller, this results in decisive advantages for users and customers. Scanning force microscopy and microfluidics combined SCHNEEBERGER positioning systems are used in a wide variety of industrial sectors, including research and laboratory technology. The unique combination of scanning force microscopy and microflui dics opens up entirely new…
Standard or customized guideways - we guarantee the right solution
Standard or customized guideways - we guarantee the right solution

Standard or customized guideways - we guarantee the right solution

When they were introduced by SCHNEEBERGER, the Type R cross rollers - and ball guideways - were the first standardized linear frictionless guideways. These guideways and the further developments to which they have given rise, continue to meet the requirements of the most demanding applications. Many different branches of industry rely on standard elements and customized guideways from SCHNEEBERGER. Customer benefits Everything from a single supplier. This is where the main benefits for our customers lie. SCHNEEBERGER offers a comprehensive range of linear bearings in standard sizes which are highly suitable for many different applications. From robotics and machines- and the semiconductor industry - to laboratory applications, medical technology and much more. But even if standard dimensions do not fulfill the requirements, SCHNEEBERGER's specially adapted customized guideways make the company the right partner. Cross-roller guideways with standard definition Fine-tuned support and…
MONORAIL - the best solution from simple handling tasks to difficult machining tasks
MONORAIL - the best solution from simple handling tasks to difficult machining tasks

MONORAIL - the best solution from simple handling tasks to difficult machining tasks

High rigidity, large dynamic and static load carrying capacity, and high-running smoothness of the completely sealed carriage are the outstanding features of the MONORAIL BM and MR. Both profiled linear guideways can also be equipped with an integrated distance measuring system. Features and customer benefits The MONORAIL MR and BM profiled linear guideways from SCHNEEBERGER impress with their high rigidity, large dynamic and static load carrying capacity and high-running smoothness of the completely sealed carriage. These features make the MONORAIL MR ideal for use in high-performance machine tools or for applications where high travel speeds are required. For customers, the MONORAIL means a frictionless guideway that meets the economic requirements of a modern machine, system and equipment company. MONORAIL MR "4S" SCHNEEBERGER also makes continuous advancements in its profiled linear guideways based on its experience in applications. The following improvements have been most…


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