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Roland VP540 Linear bearing

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by SignEx, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. SignEx

    SignEx Member

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    We have a VP540 Roland with bad linear bearing, Does anyone know an aftermarket part # that is suitable for this machine or should I use genuine roland parts,
    Motion Industries has the bearings but I can seem to find exact part number,
    any input would be appreciated,

    thanks mark
     
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  2. player

    player Major Contributor

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    I thought Roland bearings were matched to the rail and you have to replace both... Not sure but I remember reading this before.
     
  3. Phenson

    Phenson New Member

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    Hi Mark, Did you get any feed back from this. I have a SP540V and I am having to oil the rail/bearings frequently. I would like to know the part number also .
    Cheers Paul.
     
  4. SignEx

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    I ended up buying parts from Roland, rail and bearing assembly, think it was about $1200, ouch, I could never be sure of replacement aftermarket bearing,
     
  5. hybriddesign

    hybriddesign owner Hybrid Design

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    99% sure it's this one below but thk isn't really set up to sell to individuals. We ordered from linear industries which was a distributor but again I didn't really feel like they were set up to sell a single bearing block. 5 years ago we paid around $50 each and I bought two in case it ever popped up again and I felt like they were doing me a favor taking such a small order. Our oem bearing had the thk logo on it and we just had to figure out the measurements and which one it was as there are a lot of variations. Just make sure not to loose any balls when you install it as the bearings aren't captive.

    https://tech.thk.com/en/products/thkdlink.php?id=1107

    SSR 15XW

    Linearindustries.com
     
  6. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    Paul, can you send a photo of what bearing you are oiling frequently, my SP540V is 9 years old and I may need to oil it but I have NO ideas what you guys are talking about?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  7. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    OMG: I just searched Google for "Roland SP540V rail/bearings" and the
    THK Linear Bearing/Rail Block for Roland SP-300 SP-300V SP-300I SP-540 SP-540I SP-540V Vinyl Printer
    is available on Amazon for $5788 and FREE shipping

    https://www.amazon.com/bearing-SP-300V-SP-300I-SP-540I-SP-540V/dp/B0798QB9FN

    Typically the bearing wear and not the rail, an engineer told me that.

    I hope this helps someone in the future.
     
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