Linear Guide Rails

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In some applications, the linear guide rails will be very short, while in others they will need to be several feet long to allow for a wide range of motion. Linear guide rails are usually constructed using high strength stainless steel to provide a steady platform for the bearing that is also resistant to corrosion. Read More…

Linear Guide Rails On a linear slide, the linear guide rail is the rail that the bearing unit is fixed to. The length and position of this rail determines how far the linear slide will be able to move.

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Bethel, CT  |  203-778-2727

Del-Tron is a linear slide manufacturer/distributor of ball bearing slides, crossed roller tables, roller slides, multi-axis positioning stages, xy tables, motor-ready lead screw stages & crossed roller rail sets. With the world’s first subminiature heavy-duty ball slide with straight-line design & recirculating feature, custom designs are available. Website life/load calculators & CAD drawings.

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Del-Tron Precision, Inc. $$$

Bethel, CT  |  800-447-2042

When describing Tusk Direct, a linear slide distributor, products such as linear motion components, roller tables, ball & crossed roller slides, dovetail slides, bushings, multi-axis positioners & motor ready lead screw actuators, come to mind. Our linear slide products (subminiature - heavy duty) offer high accuracy & long travel available. Same day shipment, life-load calculators, cad drawings.

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Tusk Direct, Inc. $$$

Pittsburg, CA  |  888-580-8272

Discover the Bishop-Wisecarver difference. Offering 60 years of design experience with the widest range of guide wheel based solutions in the world. Suitable for numerous applications, Bishop-Wisecarver’s miniature slides, heavy duty slide systems, telescopic ball bearing slides, stainless steel & simple-select slide systems offer exceptional performance in a variety of operating environments.

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Bishop-Wisecarver $$$

San Rafael, CA  |  415-924-7938

Modern Linear manufactures guide roller components and integrated slides for applications ranging from clean/vacuum environments to food processing/packaging, and heavy contamination. Our versatile and durable products have been specified in semiconductor and medical equipment as well as demanding military machinery. We continue to develop products with unique features to benefit the growing mechanical automation market.

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Modern Linear Incorporated $$$

Bloomfield, NY  |  800-642-6446

Established in 1967, Velmex makes manual & motor driven dovetail slides, open frame tables, twin rail slides, rotary and XY stages. Choose hand, lead screw or belt drive. Our UniSlide, XSlide & BiSlide Assemblies can do scanning, indexing and positioning. Use them to move sensors, antennas, cameras, measure distance & more. See our website for more information, or call today!

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Velmex, Inc. $$$

Hicksville, NY  |  516-595-7495

Isel USA manufactures and distributes a diverse set of quality linear motion and automation products. We offer linear slides in both belt and ball screw driven versions with a variety of options. Our linear slides are ideal for applications such as assembly, routing and drilling, inspection, dispensing and welding. For more information on how we can build your success, call today.

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Isel USA, Inc. $$$

Lansdale, PA  |  800-313-4753

SKF Motion Technologies is a leading global supplier of linear slides that offer precise motion. Our products range covers the guiding variants of linear ball bearings, miniature profile rails and precision rails. Call us today for all of your linear motion needs.

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Ewellix $$$
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The rail is manufactured using a metal machining process that cuts and molds the metal into the shape of the rail before it is fitted with a bearing.

Linear guide rails come in a variety of shape and sizes, but there are several types that are common in industrial settings. Profile rail guides are matched with a bearing based on the application, and they are designed to create smooth linear motion by having a rectangular shape that is thick enough for a linear bearing to be firmly fitted around three sides of it.

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Most of these come pre-lubricated from a factory and they are even available in miniature sizes for use in areas where space is very limited. Precision rail guides come in pairs and have an encased rolling mechanism installed in between them.

The rails move out in opposite directions to create linear motion and use ball bearings, needle rollers or cross rollers on the inside to allow for smooth movement.

Another type of linear motion product is a linear table. A linear table is a compact solution which uses linear guide rails fitted with bearings to guide and drive components in a variety of applications.

The table can be motorized or simply powered by hand, and it is attached to bearings that run along the length of a guide rail beneath it. This way objects can be placed on the table and moved to some other point on the rail.

Heavy duty linear tables are particularly useful in industrial manufacturing assembly lines because they can be used to move heavy components along to the next stage of a production process.

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