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Linear Guideway Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial linear guideway manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source linear guideway manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These linear guideway companies can design, engineer and manufacture linear guideways to your specifications and application needs. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these linear guideway manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether it's for a manufacturer of linear motion guides, linear slide rails, or linear guide rails.

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  • Bethel, CT 203-778-2727

    Del-Tron Precision provides innovative, high quality anti-friction linear bearings to automated equipment manufacturers. Our devices, such as linear slides, are incorporated into meaningful applications in the medical, semi-conductor, 3D printing and defense and aerospace industries. Listed online as “slide guides”, we offer linear guideways in steel or stainless steel. Our compact and lightweight guideways provide smooth and stable operation and a high load capacity at a low price. Call today.

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  • Bethel, CT 800-447-2042

    For all your linear motion products, shop with Tusk Direct. Tusk offers guaranteed product performance, next day delivery, service beyond delivery and easy ordering. For applications requiring longer travel and accuracy, we recommend recirculating slide guides, or linear guideways. Our linear guideways consist of a carriage and a guide rail with machined, precision ground grooved paths. They are considered to be among the best in the industry. Call us today to discuss your specialized design.

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  • San Rafael, CA 415-924-7938

    Since 2004, Modern Linear has offered competitively priced precision automation and linear motion components for medical, industrial, assembly, inspection, pick-and-place, scientific, electronic, and drilling and milling applications. We offer several types of linear slides, such as ball screw, belt drive, and XY configurations, along with a myriad of accessories for specialization. Call us today to discuss how our team can assist you.

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  • 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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  • Fort Mill, SC 800-284-9784

    TPA Motion has been established to answer the ever-increasing demand for higher precision and lower costs. Our combined product offering provides designers with the widest variety of components for linear and rotary motion systems, and our ability to provide complete subassemblies answers the increasing demand for cost effective positioning solutions from a single source.

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  • Hatfield, PA 800-314-3332

    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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Linear Guideways Industry Information

Linear Guideways

A linear guideway is a metal rail that houses a mechanism that moves laterally using bearings that are fitted to the component and roll along the rail to allow for smooth linear motion. This type of movement is useful in a wide variety of industrial applications where heavy objects need to be transported efficiently between two locations. Usually, linear guideways are installed between machines in a factory or in areas where goods are constantly being moved. A motor can power a linear guideway or the mechanism can be moved along the rail by hand. 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.

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Linear Guideway Design

Some linear guideways use ball bearings to slide along the rail, but others use roller bearings or magnetic bearings. Ball bearing slides are the most common. Ball bearing linear guideways are smooth and precise because they operate on a single axis using self-lubricating ball bearings in a linear base. A roller bearing, also known as a rolling element bearing, has cage-like structures containing an outer ring with several balls. These are economical and long lasting bearings that cause minimal friction. Magnetic bearings use two encased magnets whose polarized forces oppose each other. This repelling force creates smooth and controlled motion along the rail. A linear table is a small table that is attached to a linear guideway. Items can be placed on this table and moved along the rail, and sometimes a table is attached to two rails on a linear guideway to provide a higher weight capacity.

Applications of Linear Guideways

Linear guideways are used in all kinds of household and industrial applications. Even common household features like sliding doors or drawers use a type of linear guideway to allow for opening and closing movement. Conveyor belts in some automated factory assembly lines use linear guideways to keep products moving down the assembly line and to the next stage of the manufacturing or packaging process. In industrial or household settings, linear motion systems help make tasks easier and more efficient every day.



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