Guide Rails and their Influence on Comfort and Assembly Cost

Jesus Sanz

Tuesday 1st October 1996

Parameters such as guide rail straightening, smoothness of the joints and distance between the clips have an influence on ride quality, but this is rarely considered when it comes to selecting the guide rails. The usual way of solving these problems on site involves retouching, wedges and re-alignments. Although these actions do improve the ride quality they also introduce other problems and increase installation time. The aim of this study is to encourage the designer to make a conscious decision on these matters at the time of selection.

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