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Configuring BiSlide® Stages with Adapters and Frames

Note: Custom systems may require a variation of a particular plate, bracket, gusset, mounting or frame.

  • Adapter Plates
  • Brackets/Gussets
  • Framing
  • Post Assemblies
  • Hardware
  • Preconfigured Bases
  • Right-Angled Gearboxes

Adapter Plates

Adapter Plates and Spacers – use BiSlide adapter plates for vertical mounts; to create a larger base support; to mount Velmex rotary tables and turntables to the BiSlide; to as auxiliary payload mounting plates to support larger payload footprints.

MSPP-1 Foot Plate – Used as part of the foot for BiSlide bases and post assemblies.

MSPP-1  Plate Foot Plate

MSPP-2 Adapter Plate –Multipurpose adapter plate (4.6" x 4.6" x 0.375")

MSPP-2  Plate MSPP-2 Plate on carriage

MSPP-3 Adapter Plate – Use to mount Rotary Table (A48 or B48 Series) to BiSlide.

MSPP-3 Plate MSPP-3 Between BiSlide and Rotary Table

MSPP-4 Adapter Plate – Use to mount Rotary Table (A59 or B59 Series) to BiSlide.

MSPP-4  Plate MSPP-4 on BiSlide Post

MSPP-5 Adapter Plate – Use to end mount BiSlide extrusion.

MSPP-5  Plate End mounted MSPP-5 Adapter Plate

IM001-130-131 Plate – Payload plate to expand the carriage (8" x 8" x 0.375")

IM001-130-131 Plate Offset payload expansion plate

IM001-130-132 Plate – Payload plate to expand the carriage (12" x 12" x 0.375")

IM001-130-132 Plate Larger offset payload expansion plate

XS001-20 – connects an XSlide™ to a BiSlide.

XS001-20 Plate Plate to connect XSlide and BiSlide

BiSlide Adapter Plate Drawings
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MSPP-1 Foot Plate

MSPP-1 Foot Plate

MSPP-2 Adapter Plate

MSPP-2 Adapter Plate

MSPP-3 Adapter Plate

MSPP-3 Adapter Plate

MSPP-4 Adapter Plate

MSPP-4 Adapter Plate

MSPP-5 Adapter Plate

MSPP-5 Adapter Plate

IM001-130-131 Plate

IM001-130-131 Plate

IM001-130-132 Plate

IM001-130-132 Plate

XS001-20 Plate

XS001-20 Plate

 


BiSlide Adapter Plate CAD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP IM001-104 MSPP-2 Standard Universal Plate.stp MSPP-2 Multi-purpose adapter plate (4.6" c 4.6" X 0.375") Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF IM001-105 MSPP-3 4800 BiSlide plate MSPP-3 Adapter plate to mount Rotary Table (A48 or B48 Series) to BiSlide Download Button Download Button
STP IM001-106 MSPP-4 5990 Plate.stp MSPP-4 Adapter plate to mount Rotary Table (A59 or B59 Series) to BiSlide Download Button -
STP IM001-107 MSPP-5 End Mounted Plate.stp MSPP-5 Adapter plate to end mount BiSlide extrusion. Download Button -
STP IM001-108 MSPP-6 Optical Plate.stp MSPP-6 Adapter plate to end mount BiSlideto an optical bench Download Button -
STP / PDF IM001-130-131 8x8 Top Plate with Standoffs BiSlide payload plate to expand the carriage (8" x 8" x 0.375")  Download Button Download Button
PDF IM001-132 12x12 Top Plate.pdf BiSlide payload plate to expand the carriage (12" x 12" x 0.375")    Download Button
STP / PDF MSPP-10A Two carriages in one slide body with mounting holes Tandem BiSlide Plate to connect to dual carriages together. Download Button Download Button
STP XS001-20 XSlide to BiSlide adapter plate.stp Adapter plate that connects an XSlide to a BiSlide. Download Button -

 

 


Angle Brackets and Gussets

Angle Brackets and Gussets – Use XZ angle brackets and gussets as braces for vertical BiSlide assemblies perpendicular to the X or Y plane to provide higher rigidity. They are available in various sizes for vertical and gantry mounting.

BiSlide angle brackets and gussets BiSlide with angle bracket

 

BiSlide Bracket / Gusset Drawings
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Inline Gussets for BiSlide Framing and Support

Inline Gussets

Crossing and Free Standing Gussets for BiSlide Framing and Support

Crossing Gussets

 


BiSlide Bracket / Gusset CADD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP GST-1-FX.stp XZ Bracket (10" x13") Free Standing Download Button -
STP GST-1-L.stp XZ Bracket in line Download Button -
STP GST-2-FX.stp XZ Bracket Free Standing Download Button -
STP GST-2-L.stp XZ Bracket in line Download Button -

 

 


BiSlide Framing

The versatility of the BiSlide's modular design enables building of complex configurations. A variety of framing components can be combined and connected, disassembled and reassembled in alternate configurations to build BiSlide structures as needed.

T-Slot Plate – Rugged, hard anodized aluminum extrusions with abundant T-slots for multiple attachment possibilities. The T-Slot Plate creates a heavy-duty support structure for building BiSlide mounting and framing structures or configuring multiple coordinates.

T-Slot Plate and Base BiSlide framing

I-Beam BiSlide Base – The extruded I-beam base is made from a hard alloy aluminum and includes T-slots on each side to easily connect BiSlides to each other or attach the BiSlide to a frame or base structure.

I-Beam base BiSlide with angle bracket

T-Nuts , mounting bolts and other hardware – to create strong, secure attachments. Can also be used with the cleats.

Hardware Use of hardware

Post Assemblies – Attach at right angles to the BiSlide Assembly to provide a convenient method to connect rotary tables or other accessories at a right angle, a distance from the carriage surface. Supports an adapter plate either vertically or horizontally.

Close-up post assembly Verticle post assembly

Support Rails (T3) – BiSlide Support Rails are attached to the frame or a surface to provide added support to the system, particularly multi-axis configurations. 2 rails, bolts, nults and cleats are included.

Close-up support rail Gantry with support rails

Foot – Acts as an adjustable foot for BiSlide bases and post assemblies. (LFS-1) (Shown with a MSPP-1 foot plate.)

foot Motorized BiSlide on frame

Framing Component Drawings
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I-Beam and T-Slot Plate Extrusions
I-Beam T-Slot Plate

T3 Support Rails

T3 - Support Rails

Post Assemblies

Post Assemblies

 


BiSlide Framing CAD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP / PDF BiSlide Cleat MC-1 BiSlide - MC-1 Cleat Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF BiSlide Cleat MC-2 BiSlide - MC-2 Cleat Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF BiSlide Optical Table Cleat MC-3 BiSlide - MC-3 Cleat for Optical Table Mounting Download Button Download Button

 

 


Post Assemblies.

Post Assemblies – Attach at right angles to the BiSlide Assembly to provide a convenient method to connect rotary tables or other accessories at a right angle, a distance from the carriage surface. Supports an adapter plate either vertically or horizontally.

Close-up post assembly Verticle post assembly

Post Assembly Drawings

Post Assemblies

 


Hardware

Hardware for BiSlide Assemblies includes cleats, bolts, and T-nuts.

Cleats - Use BiSlide cleats to create rigid XY attachments, mountings for optical tables and attachments to other T-slot framing systems. The cleats are also used to secure BiSlides for longer travel distances and to support larger loads. Cleating Recommendations.

MC-1 – Standard 1 hole cleat. Mounts the BiSlide to a frame / base / surface. Can be used to mount to other BiSlides in an XY, XZ or XYZ configuration.

MC-1 Cleat  

MC-2 – Standard 2 hole cleat. Mounts the BiSlide to a frame / base / surface. Can be used to mount to other BiSlides in an XY, XZ or XYZ configuration.

MC-2 Cleat MC2 Cleat on BiSlide

MC-3 – 2 hole cleat with 2" center to center for use with optical benches with 1" or 25 mm centers.

MC-3 Cleat MC-3 Cleat on BiSlide

MC-4 – Sandwich cleats - used to connect two parallel bases.

MC-4 Sandwich Cleat Sandwich Cleat on BiSlide

T-Nuts , mounting bolts and other hardware – to create strong, secure attachments. Can also be used with the cleats.

Hardware Use of hardware

BiSlide Cleats/Hardware CAD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP / PDF BiSlide Cleat MC-1 BiSlide - MC-1 Cleat Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF BiSlide Cleat MC-2 BiSlide - MC-2 Cleat Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF BiSlide Optical Table Cleat MC-3 BiSlide - MC-3 Cleat for Optical Table Mounting Download Button Download Button
PDF IM003-1-T-nut.vcd T-nut - Download Button

 

 


Preconfigured Frames/Bases

F2 Style – has I-Beam top rails running parallel on two sides. These are ideal for supporting parallel coupled BiSlide Assemblies.

F2 framing F2 frame with parallel BiSlide

F4 Style bases have I-Beam top rails on all four sides for maximum support of heavy loads.

F4 Base F4 frame

 

BiSlide Bases


Right Angle Gearbox

Right Angle Gearbox – Allows the control knob or wheel to be offset perpendicular to the BiSlide ways / centerline. Control knob can be positioned any one of four ways: up, down left or right. Ideal for tight spaces or applications where access to the end of the stage is limited. Note the offset, right-angle gearbox must be ordered with the stage. It cannot be retrofitted.

Right Angled Gearbox Gearbox on vertical BiSlide

Right-Angled Gearbox Drawing
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Right Angle Gearbox


Right-Angled Gearbox CADD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP R_Angle_Assy_Detailed-lr.stp Gearbox - A60 or B90 Series - Left or right orientation Download Button -
SAT Rt-angle-left-right.sat Gearbox - A60 or B90 Series - Left or right orientation Download Button -
STP large_R_Angle_Assy_up-down.stp Gearbox - A60 or B90 Series - Up or down orientation Download Button -
SAT large-rt-angle-up-down.sat Gearbox - A60 or B90 Series - Up or down orientation Download Button -