Schneeberger was founded in 1923 as a machine shop in Switzerland. Schneeberger invented the world’s first crossed roller linear bearing (Type R) in 1945, which quickly became an industry standard. This success became the foundation of a new business and since then, Schneeberger has been synonymous with modern linear guide technology in applications spanning Life Science, Medial Equipment, Semiconductor, and Machine Tool markets.
Schneeberger manufactures high precision linear bearing components including: ball, needle and cross-roller bearings and slides (some designs including anti-cage creep solutions); miniature guideways; linear gear racks; ball and roller Monorail guideways. We are known internationally for our combination technology, integrating linear guidance with magnetic or optical linear encoders (AMS and Miniscale), or together with rack and pinion drive solutions. 2009 saw the introduction of one of our newest products, the P3 Actuator, a linear motor driven linear actuator.
Schneeberger is your turnkey supplier! We take full responsibility for integration of all motion control components including; linear bearings, encoders, controls, motors, drives, cable management, and vibration isolation on single to multi-axis linear motion systems. Customers around the world have come to rely on Schneeberger to meet challenging development schedules, with thoroughly documented assembly procedures, resulting in consistently high quality systems in series production.
Schneeberger is also a distributor of: Airex Ironless linear motors, designed for applications demanding zero motor cogging, minimal velocity ripple and ultra smooth motion. Hipp, GmbH precision ground miniature and Micron large diameter ball screws, with standard product from 4mm diameter x 0.5mm pitch to 160mm diameter screws up to 6m long. Sferax linear ball bearings and shafts ranging from 6mm to 150mm in diameter.