Sewn-Folded Bellows Covers are manufactured from thermoplastic or elastomer material sewn to a PVC stiffener. The advantages of this cover are that it holds its shape over the range of motion and can be made of a variety of materials that are not limited by the coating needing to be welded to the stiffener. These covers provide excellent protection for linear bearings and other precision equipment, and are also ideal for applications requiring very large or rigid covers.
Note: In addition to Way Covers, A&A can manufacture Sewn-Folded covers in a square or rectangular configuration. Click on "Enclosed Shape Bellows RFQ" to request a quote, and select "Rectangular" as the cover shape.
Folded Covers are used in applications requiring the cover to be air and light tight and can be made from a wide variety of materials.
Sewn construction offers the widest variety of material selection along with the best extended to retracted rations.
Thermic-Weld® bellows are constructed from a one piece of thermoplastic coated material with no seams, stitch-holes or breaks.
A&A designs and manufactures bellows, way covers, wipers, telescoping covers, custom enclosures, and cable/hose carriers for machine tool applications.
Machines can be retrofitted for a way protector, even if none were on the original machine design. A way protector can save costly repairs of way surfaces or slideways