Patent Number: 6,241,230

Title: Guide apparatus having dustproof structure

Abstract: A guide apparatus having a dustproof structure comprises: a linear guide device; an outer cover mounted to the linear guide device so as to cover the linear guide device and provided with an opening, the linear guide device including a movable member having a side lug portions projecting outward through the opening formed to the outer cover and the movable member being movable along the opening; and a sealing structure having a plurality of seal members each in shape of belt and having flexibility. The seal members are applied to edge portions of the opening of the outer cover so as to be overlapped to each other thereby to substantially keep a sealed state inside the linear guide device. The sealed seal members are separated and pushed aside by a guide structure formed to the movable member at a time of the advancing motion thereof with the sealed state inside the linear guide device being substantially maintained.

Inventors: Kawaguchi; Takahiro (Tokyo-to, JP)

Assignee: THK Co., LTD

International Classification: B08B 15/00 (20060101); F16C 29/08 (20060101); F16C 29/00 (20060101); F16H 25/24 (20060101); B23Q 001/25 ()

Expiration Date: 06/05/2018