WAY/PROTECTIVE COVERS

Product Specification
Capabilities Applied/ProcessesThermal Welding, RF Welding, Perforated Fold, Combination Fold, Sewn Shape
Material Thickness0.2mm ~ 1.17mm
Base Material SelectionAluminized Kevlar, Polyurethane, Neoprene coated Nylon, Polyurethane coated Polyester, Silicone Fiberglass cloth, Polyurethane coated Nylon, preoxydized Kevlar, Polyurethane coated Nomex, PVC Coated Polyester
ColorVaries depending on material choice
PackagingTo customers specifications
Industry for Usemachine tool, general industrial, clean room, medical, optical, others…
Delivery TimeGenerally 4-5 weeks
Drawing Type AcceptedDWG, DXF, STEP, Native SolidWORKS
Tooling CostGenerally None

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    Way covers are machine tool accessories which shield and protect guide ways or rails of the machine from abrasion and contamination. These guide ways facilitate the motion of a machine These ways could be linear or with a certain axis. Nabell has an expertise in making custom way covers and custom rail covers to suit specific requirements, as well as various kinds of way covers, protective bellows, bellows guards, and so on. We offer three-sided way covers that have several applications for motion control products. Our other types of way covers include steel way covers, CNC way covers, way covers for milling machines, and industrial equipment covers. For instance, we offer telescopic steel way covers for machines and industrial equipment for protection from heavy loads, oils and coolants, dropped devices and tools, and so on. Our industrial equipment covers are designed for extremely hazardous environments, and our bellows guards are designed to protect rods, screws shafts, actuators, and so on. We also offer a wide range of CNC way cover repair services. With the ability to work with any axis of movement, our bellows and way covers also provide excellent extend/retract ratios. As an experienced protective telescopic cover manufacturer, we offer superior quality accordion way covers, CNC machine way covers, telescopic bellows covers, protective steel telescopic covers, and so on.

    Specifications of Way Covers and Bellows by Nabell

    Widely established as an industry-leader with best-in-class processes and a qualified team of engineers, we are equipped to customize your bellows on par with your application requirements. Simple to install and affordably priced, our way covers are made utilizing the following specifications.

    • Applied Processes: Made from high-quality materials and fabrics, our range of three-sided bellows are manufactured utilizing the best of thermal welding, RF welding, sewing and folding techniques. Our expertise in these processes enable us to make, most any welded, perforated fold, combination fold, and sewn shaped bellows.
    • Material Thickness: With a single layer or multi-layer construction including outer fabric, core material(s), and inner fabric, the above-mentioned materials for our three-sided bellows and way covers have a thickness ranging from 0.2mm ~ 1.17mm.
    • Base Materials: We have a diverse inventory of base materials including:
      • Aluminized Kevlar
      • Polyurethane
      • Neoprene coated Nylon
      • Polyurethane coated Polyester
      • Silicone Fiberglass cloth
      • Polyurethane coated Nylon
      • preoxydized Kevlar
      • Polyurethane coated Nomex
      • PVC Coated Polyester
    • Color: Dependent on base material and applied process. Custom colors may be available.
    • Packaging: We individually package and adhere to your specific requirements.
    • Delivery Time: Our general delivery is 4-5 weeks for our three-sided bellows. We also work to accommodate rush orders, especially customers with MRO requirements.
    • File Types Accepted: DWG, DXF, STEP and Native SolidWORKS formats.
    • Tooling Costs: Generally, None

    Applications of Way Covers and Bellows

    Our custom way covers can withstand the following:

    • Hot Chips
    • Cutting Oils/Coolants/Lubricants
    • Weld Splatter/Sparks
    • Water/Moisture
    • Grinding and Swarf
    • Salt or Sea Spray

    Playing an essential role as protective covers, Nabell’s custom way covers and protective bellows are appropriate for applications in the following industrial sectors and more

    • Refinery, Petrochemical
    • Steel, Wood, Aluminum, Plastics
    • Water, Irrigation
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Food & Beverage
    • Pharmaceutical and Medical
    • Energy
    • Automobile & Construction Machinery
    • Aerospace and Marine
    • Housing Equipment
    • Salt and Mineral Mining
    • Semiconductor and IT

    Certifications and Compliances

    With over forty-seven years of world-class design and manufacturing experience, compliance and certification requirements have become a “norm” for us and the industries we serve. We utilize ISO 9001:2015 as our Quality Management System and meet or exceed many standards such as; REACH, RoHS, COC, FAIR CONFLICT Minerals, UL94 VTM-0 (flame-resistant test) and many other special requirements from our customers.

    Be it a small or prototype requirement, as a responsible and reliable way covers manufacturer, we take on the project and execute it with perfection. No project is too small for us, and we treat every customer with exceptional technical assistance and support throughout the process.

    Talk to a Nabell engineer, for a no cost consultation, to see what we can do for you, today.

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