Linear Ball Slides

linear ball slides

Linear ball slides are only one of the many linear motion products manufactured by Deltron Precision, but when engineers and designers need just the right linear ball slide for an application, they look to Del-Tron Precision. Over the last 30 years, there have been great strides in the manufacture and quality of linear ball slides. Their light weight, smaller footprint, increased load-carrying capabilities and accuracy make them the perfect linear motion design solution for a wide range of applications.

Today's linear ball slides are packed with power

• Low friction straight-line design reduces the coefficient of friction to 0.003
• Factory preload adjustment prevents side-play and backlash
• Lightweight aluminum carriage and base with high load capacity
• Built-in holes simplify installation and component mounting
• Available with varying precision grades and corrosion resistant materials

linear ball slide

Del-Tron Precision offers linear ball slides in several levels of precision, ranging from a straight line accuracy of 0.0005” per inch of travel in our standard precision ball slides to 0.0000040” per inch of travel straight line accuracy in our high precision ball slides. Travels from ¼” to 12” are standard – and even longer travels are possible with our custom designs. Available with inch or metric holes and hole locations, these factory preloaded, low friction, light weight linear slides are ready for installation. For vertical applications involving higher speeds and cantilevered loads, there’s the Anti-Creep linear ball slides. These units contain a one piece ball retainer to maintain the position of the ball bearing retainer.

linear ball slides

Easily modified and customized to fit your requirements

While most users can find a linear ball slide that fits their application perfectly, right out of the box, when engineers need specific modifications for a particular application, Del-Tron Precision creates custom slides with special holes, slots, and travels to meet your application requirements. Different component materials such as stainless steel can be utilized along with alternative coatings for cleanroom, and vacuum applications.

Three key applications

• The Semi-Conductor Industry - clean running with few particulates, our linear ball slides function well in even the highest level of cleanroom. Materials can be changed so that the slides perform well in practically any cleanroom environment.

• The Medical Equipment Industry - from mammography to digital imaging for medical application to body fluid analysis, the medical industry depends on linear ball slides. For example, automated in-vitro diagnostic equipment, which analyzes body fluids, utilizes linear ball slides to perform up to 96 tests at one time. These slides are fitted with special components and coatings to withstand equipment wash-down procedures.

• Packaging and Assembly - linear ball slides play an important role in the assembly of cell phones, flat panel TVs and monitors and automotive components. Plus, the packaging, testing and assembly of disposable medical equipment, defibrillators and pacemakers applications. In addition, they play a significant role in the production, testing and assembly of semiconductor chips, wafers and disc drives.

Interactive web site + calculators + technical support standing by

If you're in the market for linear ball slides, Del-Tron Precision's searchable database helps you zero in on the right slide. It's as easy as simply plugging in your criteria and finding the one that best suits your specific application. Our load calculators and life calculators tell you whether a slide is a good choice for your application and how long it will last under your conditions.

For your convenience, all solid models for our entire product line are available for download. And if you have questions concerning your application, our staff engineers are standing by to discuss any modifications you require. You'll find our technical personnel are knowledgeable and highly responsive, enabling you to develop unique solutions with standard or customized slides. Always at the ready, you will receive the personalized attention you deserve, which is rare among high tech companies today. Del-Tron prides ourselves on an extremely high quality product line as well as excellent customer service.

For cost efficiency and quick turnaround times in quality miniature linear motion, Del-Tron Precision delivers. Contact Us or call 800-245-5013.