Two Linear System Centres for Industry 4.0

ISB is investing in two new technological Centres and a new Logistic Centre, based on Industry 4.0 logics, which will be further developed with advanced instruments.

The new ISB Linear System Centres, based in Bologna and Novara (Italy), can supply a complete range of products, such as linear guides, recirculating ball screws, sliding shafts and linear modules.

2018 will be a very important year for ISB. The company, which since 1981 has been a reference partner in the rotary motion sector, will rely on an even broader product range also in the linear motion ambit, thanks to the establishment of the new ISB Linear System Centre, with head office in Bologna and operational unit in Novara.

The project of the Linear System Centre stems from the takeover of an Italian company, specialized in the linear sector since the early Nineties, able to put at customers’ service the gained experience and know-how of the technical-commercial staff.


ISB Linear System Centre already relies on a large complete product range, such as linear guides, recirculating ball screws, sliding shafts and linear modules (standard or upon customers’ design). One of the main strongholds is represented by the assortment in stock, with material immediately available for sale (as many as five typologies of linear guides with related carriages are at disposal) or ready for customization according to customers’ requests.

The new ISB Technological and Logistic Centre, based on Industry 4.0 logics, will be developed with sophisticated instruments that can meet any technical requirement.

High-quality certified manufacturing process

Thanks to the partnerships with production plants in Taiwan, where are located the factories of linear components, ISB Linear System Centre can keep the entire manufacturing chain under control and have a privileged access to the  development of new products. The entire productive process is certified, as guarantee that all products comply with the highest qualitative standards. All products regularly undergo duration and resistance tests, to check their performances and to acquire essential technical information for the approval by machine and plant manufacturers. Tests are used to favour the constant improvement and the development of new products.

By ISB Linear System Centre, it is possible to ask for dedicated services, like: cutting and joining of recirculating ball guides; straightening and drilling machining; standard or customized grinding of the reels of recirculating screws; machining of sliding shafts.

Other huge investments

ISB is also going to complete the investment in the new Technologic and Logistic Centre, based on Industry 4.0 logics, which will be enhanced with sophisticated equipment, able to satisfy any technical requirement. Next to the automated box warehouse, already officially inaugurated in 2017 on the occasion of the first ISB DAY, they will set up the pallet one, which will be completed within the end of the year. Investments do not concern only Italy but also the rest of the world, through the establishment of branches in Spain, Brazil, Central America, Russia, India and the takeover of a production plant in China, specialized in the production of radial rigid ball bearings for silent applications. In the medium-short term, they will also define the takeovers of factories specialized in tapered roller bearings, revolving roller bearings, ball joints and needle bearings, to cover with the direct production 80% of the bearing market on a world scale.

The international presence

Not only investments in logistics and production but also in marketing and communication. Numerous are in fact the initiatives that ISB is developing in these years to promote its brand. Among them, primary importance hold the national and international exhibitions, in which the “green brand” participates directly or through its distributors. The exhibition schedule of 2018 is very rich and includes the most important world