Mounting rules

Our slides are designed to bemounted on the major axis, per pair, with a uniformly distributed load on the smaller moving beam.

Some rules on good mounting:

  • Used by pair,
  • Mounted on the major axis,
  • Evenly distributed load,
  • Mounting surfaces are flat and even,
  • Use all fixings provided,
  • Slides are parallel on every axis,
  • Align slides fronts,
  • Use complete travel,
  • Distance between slides less than 2 metres,
  • Room temperature,
  • Fully extend slides before assembly.

Mounting on a minor axis / Mounting with torque

Our slides are designed to bemounted on the major axis, per pair, with a uniformly distributed load on the smaller moving beam.

Only some slides can be used for these types of stress.

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A mounting on the minor axis reduces the load capacity of the slides.

Moreover, deflection and moving forces will increase.

Please refer to the product pages for more information.

 Some slides need an increased space between the beams (ref C on the sketch) through spacers not supplied, in order to avoid the scraping due to the deflection.

Vertical mounting

Our slides are designed to bemounted on the major axis, per pair, with a uniformly distributed load on the smaller moving beam.

Only some slides can be used for these types of stress.

For applications where a vertical ?up and down? movement is required we recommend our linear slides.

Due to vertical mounting, ball cages of telescopic slides will migrate after some cycles, which leads to a loss of extension.

We can limit this phenomenon with additional stampings.

Please contact us in case of vertical mounting before production.

Intensive use

Our slides are designed to bemounted on the major axis, per pair, with a uniformly distributed load on the smaller moving beam.

Only some slides can be used for these types of stress.

For applications where a vertical ?up and down? movement is required we recommend our linear slides.

In more demanding applications where shock and vibrations and excessive dirt are expected, we suggest nitruration of the beams.

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Polluted environment

Our slides are designed to bemounted on the major axis, per pair, with a uniformly distributed load on the smaller moving beam.

Only some slides can be used for these types of stress.

For applications where a vertical ?up and down? movement is required we recommend our linear slides.

In more demanding applications where shock and vibrations and excessive dirt are expected, we suggest nitruration of the beams.

In harsher environments, where a build up of excessive dirt particles can lead to seizure, we recommend users regularly clean and maintain the slides.You might also have to consider additional means of protection at the design stage.