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Linear Motion Guide Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of linear motion guide manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source linear motion guide manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate linear motion guide companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture linear motion guides for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading linear motion guide manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for linear guideways, linear motion slides, or linear guide rails.

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Del-Tron Precision directs its energy towards manufacturing the best, most innovative components we can for the modern industrial world. We've specialized in linear motion guides for over 35 years, and in that time we've earned a reputation for quality, low-friction, smoothly operating guides. We stock between 5,000 and 6,000 different types of linear slides, some you can't find anywhere else, and we readily offer custom solutions at competitive prices. For unbeatable service, call Del-Tron.
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At Tusk Direct, we specialize in supplying our customers with the highest quality linear motion components, supported by our personalized service. Our linear motion guides come in the way of recirculating slide guides. These guides are designed for longer travels and higher accuracy. Our standard lightweight, compact guides can carry upwards of 700 kg and travel up to 880 mm. Our linear motion guides can be specialized and rails can be custom cut. Call us today to discuss your specifications!
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Bishop-Wisecarver is proud to be a company that has remained one of the most respected names in automated solutions and guided motion technology since 1950. We are members of the Women Presidents' Organization and PTDA, and we are certified through ITAR, Bay Area Green Business, WBENC/Certified Woman-Owned and ISO. We offer several types of linear motion guides, including manual and actuated, ranging in size, speed, capacity and length. With Bishop-Wisecarver, the possibilities are endless.
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Isel USA manufactures and distributes a diverse set of quality automation products to the global market. To help with your linear motion guides, we stock a large offering of system components, such as slides, guideways, controls and software. We also offer accessories like angle plates, mounting plates and spindles. Our components are frequently used in applications such as building assembly, inspection, dispensing and drilling. For more information on how we can build your success, call today.
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When you want the job done right the first time, you call NSK Precision America. We're a global supplier and manufacturer of linear motion and automotive components, happy to have recently reached our 100 year mark. NSK linear motion guides are made to meet the diverse needs of the various industries we serve. To further specialize your guides, we offer special coatings, lubricants, accuracies and custom designs. Whatever you need, NSK is willing to go the extra mile.
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Linear Motion Guides

A linear motion guide moves a mechanism along a metal rail using bearings that are fitted to the component and spin laterally to create a smooth motion. This type of movement is useful in a wide variety of industrial applications where heavy objects need to be transported efficiently between locations. Usually linear motion guides are installed between machines or in areas were goods are constantly being moved. A linear motion guide can be powered by a motor or operated by hand to create movement. Various types of bearings or rolling parts can be used inside the linear motion guide to allow it to roll smoothly along the guide rail.

The different types of linear motion guide bearings include ball bearings, roller bearings, and magnetic bearings. Ball bearings are the most common type of rolling element for linear motion guides because they are both effective and affordable. These small ball shaped components are placed in a sleeve or in a track between the two moving component of the guide and the rail. The moving component rolls over these bearings rather than making contact with the fixed portion of the slide which significantly reduces the amount of friction. With reduced friction, the slide can move more smoothly. Roller bearings and magnetic bearings provide very similar benefits, but they operate in a slightly different way. Roller bearings mostly differ from ball bearings in their shape only. Instead of a ball, they are flat cylinders and the sliding portion of the guide moves along the rounded edge of the cylinders. Magnetic bearings, on the other hand, differ more significantly from the other types of bearings. This type of bearing consists of two encased magnets with opposite polarization. One is attached to the fixed portion of the linear guide and the other is attached to the sliding portion. While the sliding portion is still incapable of coming off of the rail, the oppositely polarized magnets repel each other, keeping the two components from coming in physical contact with each other. This allows the sliding portion to move along the rail without experiencing significant frictional forces.

Linear motion guides are used in all kinds of household and industrial applications. Most sliding doors in a house or desk drawers in an office use some kind of linear motion guide to allow someone to smoothly slide them open or close them back up. Conveyor belts in some automated factory assembly lines also use linear motion guides to keep new products moving down the assembly line and on to the next step in production. In industrial or household settings, linear motion systems help to make tasks easier and more efficient every day.

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