Linear Guides Manufacturers online

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Linear Guides Suppliers (39)

Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
Hepco Slide Systems Limited, a member of the Hepco Group of companies, was formed in 1969 and is now one of the world's foremost innovators...
Products: Linear Guides, Telescopic Slides, Shafts, Linear Axles, Rail Linear Guides, Profile Rail Linear Guides, Custom Guides
Manufacturer   Switzerland   Worldwide
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SCHNEEBERGER ® Lineartechnik is now one of the leading names when it comes to groundbreaking innovations in the field...
Products: Linear Guides, Positioning Systems, Guide Rails, Rail Linear Guides, Slide Guides, Guideways, Profile Rail Linear Guides, Racks and Pinions
Manufacturer   Germany   Europe
Products: Linear Guides, Machine components, Ball Bushings, Positioning Systems, Shafts, Linear Axles, Rail Linear Guides, Linear Ball Bearings
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
As a branded provider of toner cartridges and compatible parts. 3RV is making lots of efforts to become a leader in laser printer market with...
Products: Linear Guides, Bearings, Support Rollers, Lift masts, Telescoping masts, Heavy Duty Casters, Linear Axles, Reel Lifts, Guide Rails, Plastic Casters
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the...
Products: Linear Guides, Breather Filters, Torque Motors, Component Holders, Pressure Controllers, Combination Air Filters, Regulators, Lubricators
Distributor   Germany   Worldwide


EISENHART LAEPPCHÉ GMBH is your specialist for rolling bearings, ball bearings and linear technology. O...

Products: Linear Guides, Bearings, Support Rollers, Ball Bushings, Thrust Bearings, Drive Technology, Ball Bearings, Rail Linear Guides, Needle Bearings
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
“An invention prevails.” This slogan is a homage to our company’s founder Erich Franke who invented the Antifriction Bearing in 1934. The principle of the...
Products: Linear Guides, Bearings, Ball Bearings, Positioning Systems, Ball Bearing Slides, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Slewing Bearings, Linear Bearings
Distributor   Germany   Africa Europe
Since 1965, the internationally active family-run company has been the reliable partner for industry, tradeand commerce in the field of roller bearings. Due to our...
Products: Linear Guides, Bearings, Ball Bushings, Custom Bearings, Oil Seals, Ball Bearings, Roller Thrust Bearings, Cylindrical Rollers, Needle Bearings
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
The story of igus® begins on 15th October 1964 with Günter Blase in a double garage in Cologne-Mülheim. For the first twenty years, we worked...
Products: Linear Guides, Ball Bushings, Thrust Bearings, Control Lines, Ball Bearings, Crossarms, Cable chains, Halogen Free Cables, Cables & Lines
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
The company isel Germany AG founded 1972 in Eiterfeld (Hesse) under the company name isert-Elektronik is the core company of the isel group of companies....
Products: Linear Guides, Drive elements / Drive components, Timing Belt Drives, Servo Drives, Automation Systems, Vertical Milling Machines, Servo Controls
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Linear guides - motion without friction

Linear guides provide safe and free motion of machine elements in one direction. Apart from precisely holding the component in question on its predetermined path, the guide also minimizes friction and thus ensures high durability for each and every part that is in use. As in rolling-element bearings, most of these components employ balls, rollers, needles or cylinders inside their casings in order to bear loads. Depending on the desired purpose, there is a great number of precise operating guides available that will ensure frictionless motion on one axis for any kind of platform attached to it.

A variety of types and series
A minimum amount of friction is paramount for operating a multitude of tools, machines and other parts. A linear guide helps to move parts freely, thus ensuring a speedy and smooth motion of the platform. This can be done in a variety of ways with different series of this highly developed component, which comes in all sizes and weights. Using the principle of rolling-element bearings, manufacturers produce linear guides as components for positioning systems. These systems are parts of common everyday products as well as high-precision technology. In order to provide a guide system for every requirement, the following types are commonly used:
  • Ball and roller bearings
  • Flexure
  • Cylindrical sleeve
  • Dovetail

Depending on the mechanism that is supposed to be employed, some components employ cages to hold the balls or rollers, while some don't. The greatest advantage of inexpensive rolling-element bearings is the ability to sustain the heaviest load capacities while operating efficiently and almost never wearing out. Manufacturers of linear guides use these advantages to construct systems which operate with the highest precision while necessitating only a minimum of maintenance due to their robust characteristics.

What kinds of applications use linear guides?
A guide is a crucial part in any machine that requires any parts to travel a certain distance while maintaining their radial or axial position. Since free-moving components inside a three-dimensional space may move along three axes, there are six different directions the part can travel in.

A fixed guide or rail restricts the part in question to only one axis on which it can move or translate. The possibilities for application are almost limitless, as the following List proves:
  • Ball and roller bearings:
    Inexpensive, long service life - Drawer slides, microscope stages
  • Flexure:
    High accuracy, no wear, long service life, maintenance-free - Microdispensing applications, nanopositioning tables
  • Cylindrical sleeve:
    Inexpensive, unlimited travel, high load capacity - Scanners, printers
  • Dovetail:
    Highest load capacity, long service life, inexpensive - Lathe tables, general machine shop applications

As shown in the table above, application possibilities include everyday products as well as highly developed technology used in medical research, astronomy and machine shops. Non-driven tables can just as easily be equipped with linear guides as the driven kind. As is the case with every rolling-element bearing, only a minimum amount of lubrication, which is applied during the manufacturing process, is needed to keep the parts operating for their whole service life.

Suppliers provide linear guides made out of aluminium, but also out of more sturdy materials like steel. They vary in size, weight and series. Hence, required linear guides are always available for every application needed.