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Can A Linear Motion Slide Have It All?


When considering linear motion systems, machine designers are in search of a sliding unit that is not only durable but also operates quietly, achieves precise and smooth positioning, and fits within tight spaces. Historically, finding a linear slide unit that satisfies all these requirements has posed a significant challenge. However, recent advancements in slide unit design have finally made it possible to combine these desirable attributes into a single device.


Manufacturers of linear slides are continuously striving to innovate the arrangement of balls, raceway tables, and tracks to enhance travel accuracy and minimize friction. They employ robust construction materials and utilize specialized resins to manipulate the balls, resulting in the production of high-precision linear slides. These slides find applications in various fields that demand exceptional performance and durability, such as measuring equipment, disk drives, IC manufacturing, and inspection drivers.


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