Low cost, “Roll-Slide Mini”™ carriage and rail linear motion systems are available from LM76 in lengths from 160 mm (6.30 in.) to 1200 mm (47.24 in.). Travel is from 88 mm (3.46 in.) to 1128 mm (44.41 in.). These low-profile linear motion systems are just 12 mm (0.47 in.) high and feature: quiet running, low resonance, smooth motion, low friction 440c stainless steel roller bearings (coefficient of friction is .001 to .010 compared with .15 to .30 for polymer plain bearings), low magnetic signature, corrosion resistant stainless steel rails, and electroless nickel plated carriages.
For easy integration into an application, the “Roll-Slide Mini”™ carriage and rail linear motion systems have evenly spaced mounting holes in the rails, and the carriage has four drilled and tapped mounting holes. Maximum dynamic load is 80 N (45 lb) for a single carriage, and the temperature range is -10 degrees to 50 degrees C (-50 degrees to 140 degrees F). Applications can include: camera sliders, sensor carriers, medical, bio-pharmaceuticals, food, defense/aerospace, and manual adjustment mechanisms. As an option, the carriage is available with a stainless steel, plastic-tipped, knurled hand stop, and the rails are supplied with end stops. Carriage and rail systems can be ordered with zero clearance for maximum precision.
LM76 manufacturers and distributes a broad variety of FDA & USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in sizes of 0.25 inches to 1.5 inches, and an FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications. The bearing options include: self-lubricating FDA & USDA compliant PTFE composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower cost bearings with a ceramic coated shell and FDA & USDA compliant liner. Bearings are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.