Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Glidetrack Hybrid slider available: 10% discount for 24 hours

Glidetrack has finally announced the availability of their new Glidetrack Hybrid slider, which combines new Igus Hybrid bearings that incorporate both sliding AND roller bearings.

If ordered in the next 24 hours from Glidetrack, you get a 10% discount. (1 meter track: $547.68 [before discount], 0.5 meter track is $483.06.)

NOTE: for comparison: the current Glidetrack HD costs $309.95 for the 0.5 meter track and $389.95 for the 1 meter track from B & H.

The Hybrid slider system runs on high precision extruded industrial grade rail, that is made of hard anodized aluminium. The rail is of a heavier duty extrusion, which makes the Hybrid perfect for mid to large size rigs, that may include external monitors, matte boxes or support systems.

In addition to the traditional drylin self lubricating liners, the new carriage now runs on four self lubricating, dry running roller bearings. As a result, The Glidetrack Hybrid Carriage requires 4-5 times less force to move than the traditional Drylin liners. Typical roller bearing systems (as featured in competing products) use grease filled noisy metal bearings. These style of bearings are very prone to being affected by dust, dirt, grit lint and moisture, which can significantly affect their performance, and limit the number of environments that they can reliably be used in. Should they become contaminated, dis-assembling/cleaning and re-adjusting them is no easy task.
GlideTrack: Glidetrack Hybrid

Glidetrack Hybrid Slider System from Glidetrack on Vimeo.

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