Ball Bearing Slide Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of ball bearing slide manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top ball bearing slide manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any ball bearing slide company can design, engineer, and manufacture ball bearing slides to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach ball bearing slide companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of ball bearing drawer slides, linear ball bearing slides, and roller ball slides.

  • Bethel, CT

    Del-Tron Precision is your one-stop shop for ball & crossed roller slides, multi-axis positioning and motor-ready lead screw stages, air actuators, recirculating slide guides and crossed roller rail sets. Custom ball bearing slides are available. Visit our website to find life/load calculators. Our greatest strength is to offer components that provide a reliable mechanical interface for equipment.

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  • Bethel, CT

    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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  • Hatfield, PA

    Isotech is a distributor of precision linear motion components: air cylinders, linear actuators, linear slides, ball slide assemblies, crossed roller slide assemblies, re-circulating ball slide guides. We can supply standard or high precision products in either English or metric, all with the convenience of on-line ordering. Our parts are ready for installation right out of the box.

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  • Bloomfield, NY

    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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Ball Bearing Slides Industry Information

Ball Bearing Slides

Ball bearing slides are the most commonly found type of linear slide or roller slide. Linear slides are used to produce smooth, low friction motion and ball bearing slides are a straightforward and low maintenance method. Ball bearing slides use spheres composed of durable materials such as aluminum, steel, or galvanized steel located within a rail or railing system set up in the desired flow direction. The linear system also comprises a moving component attached to the railing and spherical components.

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Ball Bearing Slide Applications

There are a number of various applications for ball bearing slides, including robotics and instrumentation construction, cleanroom operating systems, high-end appliances and cabinetry, and electronics and construction industries. A common everyday use of ball bearings is in drawer slides as the weight of the drawer and its contents are easily managed by the ball bearings. However, they are typically not used for heavy weight applications as ball bearings have a lower load capacity relative to their size as they are less resistant to deterioration from the sliding process. Ball bearing systems can be powered by drive mechanisms, gravity, or hand if an operator is present. Depending on the size and weight of the load, the most appropriate system can be installed.

Ball Bearing Slide Maintenance

A limitation of ball bearing slides is their need for a specific housing or driving system that allows the bearings enough freedom of motion to rotate efficiently, but not so much that the movement produces is ineffective and imprecise. The systems themselves are commonly constructed from aluminum or rolled steel and typically are two linear rails of bearings within the containment guides. These rails support the carriage and should move smoothly across the bearings. These systems typically do not require the frequent addition of a lubricant as the movement is not the sliding of surfaces across each other. However the railing systems themselves may have to be disassembled and cleaned periodically, especially when the linear slides are used in environments with levels of dust and debris, which could contaminate the interior workings of the railings. Ball bearings create a much lower level of friction and, therefore heat and are ideal for many applications, providing a relatively cost-effective method of improving motion and reducing slip-stick tendencies within an operation. The balls used are easy to manufacture and are typically cheaper than components of other linear slide systems.

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Nearly Frictionless Ball Slide Assemblies Help Keep Eyeglass Frame Tracers On Track

National Optronics, Inc. Ball slide assemblies that provide nearly friction-free performance help keep a popular line of eyeglass frame tracers on track. Frame tracers need to follow the outline of an eyeglass frame while applying only a tiny amount of pressure on the frame to avoid distortion. At the same time, the high duty cycles under which many of these machines are used creates the need for a very reliable mechanism. National Optronics, Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia, solved both of these problems at once by specifying virtually friction and maintenance free... Read More About This

BiSlide Belt Drive Slide Assembly

BiSlide Belt Drive Slide Assembly The BiSlide Belt Drive Assembly consists of a motor/gearbox, mounted 90 degrees to a linear dovetail stage. The motor/gearbox couples to a stainless steel pulley which drives a steel reinforced timing belt. The belt drive assembly is useful for long travel and high speeds. Speeds as high as 3 meters per second can be achieved using direct drive motors and high powered controllers. For high resolution, gear reduction motors are available. The belt drive’s high efficiency make it an ideal choice for moving light... Read More About This