New from Reliance is a range of compact screw-driven linear slides offering high linear speed, accurate positioning and long life.
Standard leads of 2.54, 5.08, 12.70 and 25.4mm are available, making speeds of more than 1.5m/s (60in/s) possible. This rivals belts and cables while offering superior positioning accuracy, repeatability and axial stiffness.
The Reliance RGLS slides consist of a precision aluminium guide and carriage driven by a precision rolled stainless steel leadscrew. Integration of the leadscrew and slide into one neat, space-saving package provides an economical module with fewer parts, which also facilitates easier assembly. The moving surfaces include high-performance proprietary polymers running on an innovative TFE coating.
With a compact profile, the slides provide exceptional torsional stiffness and stability for their size and weight, and the integral mounting base allows support over the entire length if desired. Lengths up to 2.4m (8ft) can readily be built; longer lengths are possible on a special order basis.
The Reliance RGLS slides come with a wear-compensating, anti-backlash driven carriage as standard. Additional driven or passive carriages can be added, along with application-specific customised features. Linear guides, without the drive screw, are also available. All configurations offer plug-and-play convenience.
Typical applications include medical, data storage, semiconductor, optical, and photonic equipment.