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BiSlide Motorized Linear Stages

BiSlide Assemblies

Manually-operated BiSlides® can be easily converted to motorized versions. Additionally, Velmex offers motorized Tandem and Belt-drive Assemblies. The T-slot frame system that makes assembling multi-axis positioning systems quick and easy is available for both manually-operated and motorized BiSlides. (Motors are purchased separately. Customers can mount their own motors, if they chose.)


Motor-Driven BiSlide® Assemblies

The Velmex BiSlide positioning stage's modular design makes it highly configurable for a multitude of different motion-control applications. Motorized BiSlide Systems are available in linear models with travel distances up to 228 inches.

Constructed with hard-coat anodized, aluminum dovetail ways and smooth motion PTFE bearings; BiSlides deliver higher rigidity for longer life and more precise movement. BiSlides have a load capacity of 300 lbs. (136 kg.) horizontally and 100 lbs. (45.4 kg.) vertically. Straight-line accuracy is 0.003" (0.076 mm) over entire travel distance. Repeatability is 0.0002 inch (0.005 mm).

Because BiSlide components are interchangeable, they can easily be reconfigured as the need arises. One, two, three axis systems and more are created by simply bolting together standard components utilizing the advantages of T-slot framing.


BiSlide® Features

BiSlide Features

BiSlide Whip DampersA resonance damper is included on BiSlides over 40" to minimize whip that can develop at higher speeds. The dampers, located some distance apart on either side of the carriage, will move with the carriage when it approaches a damper helping to sustain smooth motion.

 

 

 


I-Beam Framing

BiSlide FramingA unique feature of Velmex BiSlides is the number of mounting, framing and structural profiles available. BiSlides can be mounted flat, on edge or on either end. Because of their T-slot base design, they can be mounted to tables, bases, frames and other structures constructed from the same heavy-duty I-beam rails giving heavier loads and longer traverses additional support. Infinite configurations can be created from the versatile system.

 

 

 

 

Another unique feature of Velmex BiSlide Assemblies is how easily they can be converted from manual to motorized. As noted they can be easily retrofitted in the field without special parts or machining. All that's needed is a manual to motorized conversion kit.


BiSlide Applications

The design is ideal for scientific, medical, industrial, optical, inspection and scanning applications. The systems can be used to position, align, measure, test, fixture and machine, to name a few of the functional uses.

Manufacturers will find the BiSlide system delivers ease of service and upgrade-ability to keep up with rapidly changing marketplaces. Researchers will find BiSlides easy to reconfigure and expand for different projects. Educators will appreciate BiSlide's durable construction, low cost, and easily understood design concepts for demonstrating linear motion principles.


Motor-Driven BiSlide® Series / Style


BiSlide Motor-Driven Linear Stages – One axis slides that can be combined for multiple axes in a multitude of travel distances up to 228".


Style Options

Manually-operated BiSlides can easily be retrofitted with motors and limit switches in the field without special parts or machining. Motors can be added to all styles of BiSlides to position the carriage with the exception of the Free Motion BiSlide. BiSlides accommodate NEMA size 23 and 34 motors.

Standard style options for motor-driven BiSlides include:

Part number information for each style can be found under Specifications at the end of the page.

Motorizedl BiSlide

Lead Screw with Limit Switches– A single-axis BiSlide assembly available in several lead screw pitches. The motor to lead screw connection is a precision-honed steel coupling that rigidly clamps to the motor shaft to maintain alignment without the need for key ways or set screw flats. Travel distances to 80 inches (203 cm).

Rapid Advance  BiSlide

Rapid Advance – The Rapid Advance BiSlide Assembly quickly positions the carriage by hand and fine-tune it with the crank. The Rapid-Advance feature disengages the drive screw so that the carriage can be repositioned. (Pictured is the manual version.)

Parallel-Coupled BiSlide

Parallel-Coupled – Two or more identical single-axis BiSlides coupled together to handle larger loads and longer traverses. The operation of the BiSlides are kept in synch through a timing belt. Motor-driven, Parallel-Coupled BiSlide Assemblies can be either lead screw or belt-driven configurations. (Pictured is a system with 2 lead screw Parallel-Coupled BiSlides mounted XY. See the Parallel-Coupled detail page for more information.

Tandem Motoroized BiSlide

Tandem – A combination of a motor-driven BiSlide and a Free Motion model with the same travel distance mechanically connected so that the carriages operate in tandem. The increased stiffness of this style BiSlide can carry larger loads.

Belt-driven BiSlide

Belt-Drive – This style BiSlide delivers longer travel distances, up to 19 ft. (228 inches/5.8 m) and faster speeds up to 3 meters per second. The high efficiency of the Belt-driven BiSlide make it ideal for moving light loads at high speeds and for continue duty applications. See the Belt-Driven detail page for more information.

Please note: While we offer 10" and 20" Belt-driven BiSlides for special applications, travel lengths under 30" are not recommended for practical use for high speed or continuous duty applications.

Velmex also offers manual BiSlide Assemblies.


BiSlide Special Applications/Configurations

Velmex has created BiSlide Systems for specific applications. These include:
UniSlide Petrographic Analysis System in lab

Petrographic Analysis Positioning Systems – Used for measuring air entrainment in concrete. Can be a UniSlide or BiSlide® System. For more details on Velmex systems for Petrographic Analysis, please visit the Velmex Petrographic System page.

 


BiSlide Configurations

The basic BiSlide is a 1-axis linear stage. It can be configured a number of different ways and with multiple axes using the BiSlide T-Slot and framing system.

  Manual BiSlide Configurations 1  
  Multi-Axes XSlide Configurations  



BiSlide® Specifications


Factors such as size of the motor, size of the payload, travel distance, mounting direction/plane, etc. effect the actual capability of any assembly. Please contact Velmex Application Engineers to configure a system that will meet your exact requirements.

Motorized BiSlide® Travel Distance‡ Base Length
(without motor)
Slider Length
Series* Inches cm Inches cm Inches cm
MN10 – Precision Lead Screw BSlide with Lead Screw 5" - 80" 12.7 – 203.2 12.95" – 90.35" 32.9 – 229.5 5" 12.7
MT10 – Tandem Tandem BiSlide 5" - 80" 12.7 – 203.2 12.95" – 90.35" 32.9 – 229.5 5" 12.7
MR10 – Rapid Advance** Rapid Advance BiSlide 5" - 80" 12.7 – 203.2 12.95" – 90.35" 32.9 – 229.5 5" 12.7
MB10 – Belt Drive Belt-Drive  BiSlide 10"†† - 228" 25.4 – 579.12 27.3" – 245.3" 68.34 – 623.1 8" 20.32*
PC2 – Parallel-Coupled Two Parallel Coupled  BiSlides up to 80" up to 203.2 Other specifications will depend on design of the specific system. See the Parallel-Coupled BiSlide page for more details. Talk to a Velmex Application Engineer.
PC2B – Parallel-Coupled, Belt-Drive Parallel-Coupled BiSlide up to 220" up to 559 Other specifications will depend on design of the specific system. See the Parallel-Coupled BiSlide page for more details. Talk to a Velmex Application Engineer.

* Motors sold separately.
**The Rapid Advance BiSlide Assembly is not recommended for vertical travel. Also only available in a "M01" 1 mm lead screw.
††While we offer 10" and 20" Belt-driven BiSlides for special applications, they are not recommended for practical use for high speed or continuous duty applications.
‡Standard travel distances available are in 5" increments up to 20" in length and 10" increments over 20".
For specifications on Parallel-Coupled BiSlides (PC2) see your specific Parallel-Coupled BiSlide Assembly specification sheet.

Motorized BiSlide® Weight† Height Width
Series* lbs. kg. Inches cm Inches cm
MN10 – Precision Lead Screw BSlide with Lead Screw 6.9 – 33.6 3.2 – 15.3 3.03" 7.7 3.4" 8.64
MR10 – Rapid Advance** Rapid Advance BiSlide     2.44" 6.2 5.1" 12.95
MT10 – Tandem Tandem BiSlide 12 – 60 5.4 – 27 3.03" 7.7 6.8" 17.27
MB10 – Belt Drive Belt-Drive  BiSlide 12.9 – 83.1 5.9 – 37.7 4.12" 10.48 7.24"
18.4
Parallel-Coupled Two Parallel Coupled  BiSlides Other specifications will depend on design of the specific system. See the Parallel-Coupled BiSlide page for more details. Talk to a Velmex Application Engineer.

† Weight of device without motor
* Motors sold separately.
**The Rapid Advance BiSlide Assembly is not recommended for vertical travel. Also only available in a "M01" 1 mm lead screw.
††While we offer 10" and 20" Belt-driven BiSlides for special applications, they are not recommended for practical use for high speed or continuous duty applications.
For specifications on Parallel-Coupled BiSlides (PC2) see your specific Parallel-Coupled BiSlide Assembly specification sheet.

Motorized BiSlide® Dynamic Load Static Load Momentary Load
Load Capacity lbs. kg. lbs. kg. lbs. kg.
MN10
Normal Centered 300 lbs. 136.1 300 lbs. 136.1 1000 lbs. 453.59
Thrust 100 lbs. 45.36 200 lbs. 90.72 300 lbs. 136.1
Cantilevered 500 lbs.-in. 56.5 n-m        
MT10 - Tandem
Normal Centered 600 lbs. 272.15 600 lbs. 272.15 2000 lbs. 907.2
Thrust 200 lbs. 90.72 200 lbs. 90.72 600 lbs. 272.15
Cantilevered 1000 lbs.-in. 113.00 n-m        
MB10 - Belt Drive
Normal Centered 100 lbs. 45.36 200 lbs. 90.72 2000 lbs. 907.2
Thrust 100 lbs. 45.36 100 lbs. 45.36 300 lbs. 136.08
Cantilevered 500 lbs.-in. 56.5 n-m 500 lbs.-in. 56.5 n-m 500 lbs.-in. 56.5 n-m
MR10 – Rapid Advance**
Normal Centered 150 lbs. 68.04 150 lbs. 68.04    
Thrust 3 lbs. 1.4 15 lbs. 6.8    

**The Rapid Advance BiSlide Assembly is not recommended for vertical travel. Also only available in a "M01" 1 mm lead screw.

Coefficient of friction 0.09 typical
Coefficient range 0.04 (Heavy Load Dynamic) to 0.15-0.3 (Lubricated Heavy Load Static) >1 hour)
Minimum motor torque required 55 oz-in (0.4 N-M)
Repeatability 0.0002" over short term, long term dependent on wear
Straight line accuracy (Lead screw) 0.003" (0.076 mm) over entire travel distance. Higher accuracy 0.0015" (0.038mm) available
Operating temperature 0 to 180° F (-18 to 82° C)
Properties of Velmex Stages Information on stage composition, tolerances, wear and design for specialty applications.

 

Lead Screw Specifications for Motorized BiSlides
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Lead Screws

Velmex Lead ScrewsA wide selection of high-quality lead screws provide flexibility in designing the drive portion of Velmex translation stages.

The lead screws we use are all manufactured by us to exacting standards. They are formed by rolling through precision dies rather than cutting on a screw machine, resulting in higher quality and accuracy. The screws are made of either 303 stainless steel or electroless nickel-plated, cold rolled steel. Other materials are available for specialized applications. Please check with our Application Engineers for details.

The lead screws are available in a range of diameters with both English and Metric Threads. The pitch for English Thread lead screws range from 2.5 turns per inch to 40 turns per inch. The Metric lead screws range from 5 turns to 10 turns per metric thread. We offer both Standard accuracy and Precision accuracy (Precision grade) screws.

The following chart shows the lead screw specifications for motorized BSlide Stages, along with our other Velmex products.

Manual Lead Screw Specifications


BiSlide Lead Screw Torques

 

 


BiSlide® Dimensions (Shown with optional motors and cleats)
  ‡Standard travel distances available are in 5" increments up to 20" in length and 10" increments over 20".
  View from Top  
  Top View Motorized BiSlide  
  View from Side  
  Side View Motorized BiSlide  
  View from End Carriage  
  End View Motorized BiSlide BiSlide Carriage  

To function efficiently single axis BiSlide Assemblies should be mounted to a flat surface. Cleating Recommendations.


BiSlide Cross Section

BiSlide Base Cross-Section

The slider / carriage (shaded area in the cross-section to the left) rides inside the guide ways. The 45 degree opposing ways give strength to carry the payload.

 

 


BiSlide Load Calculations

  BiSlide Load Calculations
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  1Note: Because of the interlocking nature of the BiSlide carriage and the dovetail ways, the maximum recommended load centered (normal) or under thrust would be comparable whether the slide was upright (Normal – LN), Inverted (LI) or set on the Edge (LE).

BiSlide Part Number Configuration

All BiSlide Assemblies have the same basic part number configuration. The number varies with the series, the travel distance, the lead screw and the slider length. Additional prefixes and suffixes are added for the options and accessories. You can determine the BiSlide part number using the chart below. The number can be found on the side or end of any Velmex device you may already own.

  Motorized BiSlide Part No. Chart  

The part number can be found on the side of the BiSlide Assembly.

XSlide Part Number Location

CE markBiSlide Assemblies conform to European Machinery Directive (89/392/EEC) Annex 1

 



Options/Accessories for Motorized Velmex BiSlides®

The Velmex BiSlide framing options and various accessories allow the user to create complete multi-axis, high accuracy positioning systems quickly and easily.

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. For more specifics and to see the framing components, including plates and brackets, in use on a BiSlide stage visit the BiSlide Adapters page.

T-Slot Plate and Base

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.

I-Beam Close-up with T-Slot Bolts

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.

BiSlide Hardware

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

BiSlide Cleats

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

BiSlide 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. For more specifics and to see the framing components, including plates and brackets, in use on a Velmex stage visit the BiSlide Adapters page.

 

MSPP-1 Foot Plate – Used as part of the foot for BiSlide bases and post assemblies.
MSPP-2 Adapter Plate – Multipurpose adapter plate (4.6" x 4.6" x 0.375")
MSPP-3 Adapter Plate – Used to mount Rotary Table (A48 or B48 Series) to BiSlide
MSPP-4 Adapter Plate – Used to mount Rotary Table (A59 or B59 Series) to BiSlide.
MSPP-5 Adapter Plate – Use end mount BiSlide extrusion.
IM001-130-131 – Payload plate to expand the carriage (8" x 8" x 0.375")
IM001-130-132 – Payload plate to expand the carriage (12" x 12" x 0.375")
XS001-20 – connects an XSlide to a BiSlide.

Foot for frame

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

BiSlide 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.

For more specifics and to see the framing components, including plates and brackets, in use on a Velmex stage visit the BiSlide Adapters page.

BiSlide Post Assembly

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.

BiSlide Frame

Preconfigured Frames/Bases – See BiSlide Adapters for more information.

 

F2 Style has I-Beam top rails running parallel on two sides. These are ideal for supporting parallel coupled BiSlide Assemblies.
F4 Style bases have I-Beam top rails on all four sides for maximum support of heavy loads.

Velmex will design and build custom bases and frames as required to meet application and customer requirements.


BiSlide with two carriages

Additional Carriages - Additional carriages (sliders) can be added to all models of BiSlides to increase the carrying capacity of the slide.

Left - Right BiSlide

Left-Right screw motion - This configuration is very useful for applications where two objects must share a common axis of movement. This assembly incorporates two carriages driven by a single right- and left-hand threaded lead screw. When the knob is turned, the carriages simultaneously move toward or away from each other.

Note: Maximum carriage separation = distance of travel - (4.6" x 2).
Travel of each carriage = separation / 2

 

Limit Switches on BiSlide

Outboard Adjustable Limit Switches– Mounted in a track on the side rib of Velmex BiSlide Assemblies to prevent over-travel. An optional third limit switch can be added between the two standard limits and used as an adjustable home switch. See Limits for more information.

 


Right angled gear box for BiSlide

Way Covers (-WC) – Protect the slider and dovetail base from dust, dirt and grit that could hamper the efficient operation of the slide. They also extend the slide's life. Way covers increase slider height and reduce the travel length of linear BiSlide stages.

Way Covers can only be used in horizontal applications and at a maximum travel of distance of 40 inches.

VRO with a BiSlide Assembly

Encoders and VRO™ Encoder Readout For a high resolution position readout an encoder and Velmex's VRO encoder readout can be mounted to most linear BiSlide assemblies. An encoder, mounted directly to the slider gives a true and accurate reading eliminating lead screw and backlash errors.

The VRO is compatible with all 5V incremental encoders. It can monitor one or two axis. Fully functional, it features automatic memory back-up of settings, sleep mode and self diagnostics. It's highly visible, wide-screen LED display makes it easy to view the positioning results. SEE: Velmex Controls on the Encoders and the VRO Readout for additional details.

Manual to motor conversion kit for BiSlides

Motorized / Manual Operation - All BiSlides are designed to accommodate NEMA size 23 and size 34 motors without modifications. They are the easiest to convert from manual operation to motorized. Simply remove the knob and mount the motor. Then add limit switches. (Conversion kit pcitured - Motor sold separately.)

It is possible, using a double shaft motor, to either manually operate the slide or drive it with a motor. A shaft extension on the motor accommodates the either a Rogan or standard aluminum knob.

Stepper motor

Motors - BiSlides are compatible with Nema DC step motors – 23 or 34. Other motors including gear motors, servo motors and high resolution step motors in both AC and DC can run Velmex BiSlides. Motor-driven BiSlide Assemblies are motor-ready.

The motor is purchased separately. Customers can mount their own motors, if they chose. SEE: Velmex Controls on the Motors for additional details.

VXM Controller with XY BiSlides

VXM™ Controller - Step motors coupled with a motor controller like the Velmex VXM™ are a cost effective solution for accurate speed and precise incremental positioning. Gear motors, servo motors and high resolution step motors in both AC and DC can run Velmex UniSlides. SEE: Velmex Controls on the VXM Controller for additional details.



Velmex offers a multitude of options and accessories for all its products. Usually an option or an accessory will address your requirements. When it doesn't we can make custom modifications, including:

• Additional holes or slots. (A drawing is required.)

• Intermediate plates to mount your payload

• Special or in between lengths of the dovetail base

• Lead screw shaft extensions

• Choice of drive nut materials, including brass and Vespel

• Right and left-hand threads on the same lead screw, allowing a pair of sliders to move together or apart

We can also offer customized configurations to address special environmental and vacuum applications.

 

Motorized BiSlide CAD Drawings / Documents / Instructions

The majority of CAD drawings found in our Technical Library are Step (.stp) files. You will also see .dxf, .dwg, .sat and .pdf files. For .STP files, you may need to right click on the download button and save the "target" or "link". If you require a different format or cannot located the drawing you require, please contact us. Drawings are identified by the series or configuration. The complete part number can be found on the side or end of any Velmex device you may already own.

NOTE: Lead Screw pitch variations are represented by a single drawing number. For example - MN10-0100-E04-21 becomes MN10-0100-XXX-21

For non-standard sizes or multi-axis configurations, please contact us. There may be an additional charge.

Motorized BiSlide - Lead Screw Versions
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
5" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0050-xxx-21 2Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw, 5" Travel, PK266 stepper - 2 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0050-xxx-21 4Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw, 5" Travel, PK266 stepper - 4 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0050-xxx-21 PK266.stp Lead screw, 5" Travel, PK266 stepper Download Button -
10" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0100-xxx-21 2Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw,10" Travel, PK266 stepper - 2 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0100-xxx-21 4Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw,10" Travel, PK266 stepper - 4 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0100-xxx-21 6Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw,10" Travel, PK266 stepper - 6 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0100-xxx-21 PK266.stp Lead screw,10" Travel, PK266 stepper Download Button -
15" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0150-xxx-21 2Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw,15" Travel, PK266 stepper - 2 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0150-xxx-21 4Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw,15" Travel, PK266 stepper - 4 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0150-xxx-21 8Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw,15" Travel, PK266 stepper - 8 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0150-xxx-21 PK266.stp Lead screw,15" Travel, PK266 stepper Download Button -
20" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0200-xxx-21 2Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw, 20" Travel, PK266 stepper - 2 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0200-xxx-21 6Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw, 20" Travel, PK266 stepper - 6 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0200-xxx-21 10Cleats PK266.stpp Lead screw, 20" Travel, PK266 stepper - 10 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0200-xxx-21 PK266.stp Lead screw, 20" Travel, PK266 stepper Download Button -
30" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0300-xxx-21 2Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw, 30" Travel, PK266 stepper - 2 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0300-xxx-21 8Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw, 30" Travel, PK266 stepper - 8 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0300-xxx-21 12Cleats PK266.stp Lead screw, 30" Travel, PK266 stepper - 12 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0300-xxx-21 PK266.stp Lead screw, 30" Travel, PK266 stepper Download Button -
40" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0400-xxx-31 10Cleats PK296.stp Lead screw, 40" Travel, PK296 stepper - 10 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0400-xxx-31 14Cleats PK296.stp Lead screw, 40" Travel, PK296 stepper - 14 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0400-xxx-31 PK296.stp Lead screw, 40" Travel, PK296 stepper Download Button -
50" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0500-xxx-31 12Cleats PK296.stp Lead screw, 50" Travel, PK296 stepper - 12 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0500-xxx-31 16Cleats PK296.stp Lead screw, 50" Travel, PK296 stepper - 16 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0500-xxx-31 PK296.stp Lead screw, 50" Travel, PK296 stepper Download Button -
60" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0600-xxx-31 14Cleats PK296.stp Lead screw, 60" Travel, PK296 stepper - 14 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0600-xxx-31 18Cleats PK296.stp Lead screw, 60" Travel, PK296 stepper - 18 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0600-xxx-31 PK296.stp Lead screw, 60" Travel, PK296 stepper Download Button -
80" travel
MN10 STP MN10-0800-xxx-31 16Cleats PK296.stp Lead screw, 80" Travel, PK296 stepper - 16 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0800-xxx-31 20Cleats PK296.stp Lead screw, 80" Travel, PK296 stepper - 20 Cleats Download Button -
MN10 STP MN10-0800-xxx-31 PK296.stp Lead screw, 80" Travel, PK296 stepper Download Button -

 

 

Motorized BiSlide - Tandem
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
MT10 STP MT10-0050-xxx-31 4Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 5" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 4 Cleats Download Button -
MT10 STP MT10-0100-xxx-31 6Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 10" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 6 Cleats Download Button -
MT10 STP MT10-0150-xxx-31 8Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 15" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 8 Cleats Download Button -
MT10 STP MT10-0200-xxx-31 10Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 20" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 10 Cleats Download Button -
MT10 STP MT10-0300-xxx-31 12Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 30" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 12 Cleats Download Button -
MT10 STP MT10-0400-xxx-31 14Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 40" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 14 Cleats Download Button -
MT10 STP MT10-0500-xxx-31 16Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 50" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 16 Cleats Download Button -
MT10 STP MT10-0600-xxx-31 18Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 60" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 18 Cleats Download Button -
MT10 STP MT10-0800-xxx-31 20Cleats PK296.stp Tandem, Lead screw, BiSlide, 80" Travel, PK296 Stepper- 20 Cleats Download Button -

 

 

Motorized BiSlide - Belt Drive
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
10" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_0100_M100_33_6Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx.sat Belt Drive, 10" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 6 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_0100_M100_33_6Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx.stp Belt Drive, 10" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 6 Cleats Download Button -
20" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_0200_M100_33_6Cleats_20in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 20" Travel - 6 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_0200_M100_33_6Cleats_PKG96_20in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 20" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 6 Cleats Download Button -
30" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_0300_M100_33_8Cleats_30in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 30" Travel - 8 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_0300_M100_33_8Cleats_PKG96_30in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 30" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 8 Cleats Download Button -
40" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_0400_M100_33_10Cleats_40in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 40" Travel - 10 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_0400_M100_33_10Cleats_PKG96_40in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 40" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 10 Cleats Download Button -
50" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_0500_M100_33_12Cleats_50in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 50" Travel - 12 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_0500_M100_33_12Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_50in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 50" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 12 Cleats Download Button -
60" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_0600_M100_33_14Cleats_50in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 60" Travel - 14 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_0600_M100_33_14Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_60in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 60" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 14 Cleats Download Button -
80" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_0800_M100_33_16Cleats_80in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 80" Travel - 16 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_0800_M100_33_16Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_.stp Belt Drive, 80" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 16 Cleats Download Button -
100" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_1000_M100_33_18Cleats_100in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 100" Travel - 18 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_1000_M100_33_18Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_100in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 100" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 18 Cleats Download Button -
120" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_1200_M100_33_20Cleats_120in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 120" Travel - 20 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_1200_M100_33_20Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_120in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 120" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 20 Cleats Download Button -
140" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_1400_M100_33_22Cleats_140in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 140" Travel - 22 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_1400_M100_33_22Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_140in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 140" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 22 Cleats Download Button -
160" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_1600_M100_33_24Cleats_160in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 160" Travel - 24 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_1600_M100_33_24Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_160in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 160" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 24 Cleats Download Button -
180" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_1800_M100_33_26Cleats_180in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 180" Travel - 26 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_1800_M100_33_26Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_180in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 180" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 26 Cleats Download Button -
200" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_2000_M100_33_28Cleats_200in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 200" Travel - 28 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_2000_M100_33_28Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_200in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 200" Travel, PK296 Stepper - 28 Cleats Download Button -
220" Travel
MB10 SAT MB10_2200_M100_33_30Cleats_220in Beltdrive.sat Belt Drive, 220" Travel - 30 Cleats Download Button -
MB10 STP MB10_2200_M100_33_30Cleats_PK296xx-SGxx_220in Beltdrive.stp Belt Drive, 220" Travel, PK296 Stepper -30 Cleats Download Button -


 

Motorized BiSlide - Parallel-Coupled
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
PC2 SAT BiSlide Parallel Coupled XX 33in ctr to ctr 25in travel 2 supports.sat Motorized, Parallel-Coupled BiSlide with 25" Travel, set 33" center to center, with 2 supports to the frame Download Button -
PC2 STP BiSlide Parallel Coupled XX 33in ctr to ctr 25in travel 2 supports.stp Motorized, Parallel-Coupled BiSlide with 25" Travel, set 33" center to center, with 2 supports to the frame Download Button -
PC2 SAT BiSlide Parallel Coupled XX 33in ctr to ctr 30in travel 2 supports.sat Motorized, Parallel-Coupled BiSlide with 30" Travel, set 33" center to center, with 2 supports to the frame Download Button -
PC2 STP BiSlide Parallel Coupled XX 33in ctr to ctr 30in travel 2 supports.stp Motorized, Parallel-Coupled BiSlide with 30" Travel, set 33" center to center, with 2 supports to the frame Download Button -
PC2B SAT BiSlide Beltdrive Parallel 120in ctr to ctr.sat Motorized, Parallel-Coupled, Belt-Driven BiSlide with ±100" Travel, set 120" center to center, with 2 supports to the frame Download Button -
PC2B STP BiSlide Beltdrive Parallel 120in ctr to ctr.stp Motorized, Parallel-Coupled, Belt-Driven BiSlide with ±100" Travel, set 120" center to center, with 2 supports to the frame Download Button -

 


BiSlide Framing Components
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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
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 -
STP IM001-61 MSPP-1 Adjustable foot plate.stp Adjustable foot for BiSlide bases and post assemblies.  Download Button -
STP IM001-104 MSPP-2 Standard Universal Plate.stp 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 Adapter plate to mount Rotary Table (A48 or B48 Series) to BiSlide Download Button Download Button
STP IM001-106 MSPP-4 5990 Plate.stp Adapter plate to mount Rotary Table (A59 or B59 Series) to BiSlide Download Button -
STP IM001-107 MSPP-5 End Mounted Plate.stp Adapter plate to end mount BiSlide extrusion. Download Button -
STP IM001-108 MSPP-6 Optical Plate.stp 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
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
PDF IM003-1-T-nut.vcd T-nut - Download Button

 


BiSlide Documents
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BiSlide Documents

Type File Name Description Download View
PDF BiSlide Dimensional Drawing.pdf 2D Dimensional Drawings Download Button View PDF
PDF BiSlide Spec Overview.pdf Specfications and features for BiSlide Assembly Download Button View PDF
PDF BiSlide Users Manual.pdf User's Operating Manual for BiSlide Download Button View PDF
PDF BiSlide Belt Drive Info Sheet.pdf Specfications and features for theBelt Drive BiSlide Assembly Download Button View PDF
PDF BiSlide Side Knob Info Sheet.pdf Specifications and features for BiSlide Side Knob Assembly Download Button View PDF

 

 


Velmex BiSlide® Applications and Examples

These are examples of Velmex products. If you wish a similar product, please contact us with your specific application specifications (travel distance, payload, hours per day in use, resolution, speed range, etc.). You can use the Request Assistance form.

The example displayed may be a custom configuration, designed to the customer's specifications; and not offered as a standard product. Custom configurations could contain custom, externally-fabricated components.

Pictured in our gallery are examples of configurations for both manual and motorized BiSlides, along with configurations that also include other Velmex products. Product and accessory offering is subject to change and availability.

Example Key Code Meaning Example Key Code Meaning
A Manually Operated M Motorized
S Standard C Custom Configuration
B BiSlide U UniSlide
X XSlide R Rotary Tables
T XY Tables TT Turntables
E Elevating Tables FS Fun Stuff (Ingenious, Cool, or Just out of the ordinary applications)

 

Single Axis Motorized BiSlide Stages
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  • 30 inch Travel BiSlide description
    Example: MSB1
  • Motorized BiSlide description
    Example: MSB2
  • Left-Right Carrage BiSlide description
    Example: MSB3
  • Belt-driven BiSlide description
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    Example: MSB4
  • BiSlide with 2 sliders description
    Example: MSB5
  • Tandem BiSlide description
    Example: MSB6
  • Long tandem BiSlide description
    Example: MSB7
  • Ten Inch BiSlide description
    Example: MSB8
  • 20 inch BiSlide description
    Example: MSB7
  • Parallel-Coupled BiSlide Extended Right Angle Drive BiSlide
    Example: MSB10
  • Belt-Driven  BiSlide description
    Example: MSB11
  • Vertical BiSlide Stand description
    Example: MSB12
  •  BiSlide with Whip Dampers description
    Example: MSB13
  • Vertical BiSlide with 2 carriages description
    Example: MSB14
  • Motor-ready BiSlide Assembly description
    Example: MSB15

Multiple-Axes Motorized BiSlide Assemblies
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  • XY BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2001
  • XYZ BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2002
  • XZ BiSlide XZ BiSlide
    Exp: MSB2003
  • YZ BiSldie on Tandem X BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2004
  • XZ BiSlide XZ BiSlide
    Exp: MSB2005
  • Router created with Bislide Assemblies description
    Exp: MSB2006
  • Z axis Belt-Driven BiSlide description
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    Exp: MSB2007
  • Multi-axis on gusseted frame description
    Exp: MSB2008
  • Multi-axis on Parallel BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2009
  • Belt-driven XZ BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2010
  • Large Parallel BiSlide description
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    Exp: MSB2011
  • Assembly line with BiSlides description
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    Exp: MCB2012
  • Double Parallel BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2013
  • Parallel Coupled Belt-Driven BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2014
  • Vertical Parallel BiSlide description
    Exp: MCB2015
  • BiSlide system capable of drawing description
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    Exp: MCB2016
  • Tandem BiSlide on Parallel-Coupled BiSlide Table description
    Exp: MSB2017
  • XZ on Parallel BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2018
  • 3 axis Parallel BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2019
  • ZY on X Tandem BiSlide description
    Exp: MSB2020
  • XZ BiSlide Assemblies description
    Exp: MSB2021

Combination Assemblies
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  • 3D Scanning description
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    Exp: MCBR3001
  • Parallel Coupled Workhold System description
    Exp: MCB3002
  • Multiple axes for mammogram research description
    Exp: MCBR3003
  • 3D Rotation description
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    Exp: MCBR3004
  • UniSlide and BiSlide array for cancer research description
    Exp: MCBR3005
  • Large gantry system description
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    Exp: MCBR3006
  • Assemlby line system description
    Exp: MCBR3007
  • XYZ with Theta system description
    Exp: MCBR3008
  • BiSlide with Rotary Table description
    Exp: MCBR3009

Working Images - BiSlides
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  • Velmex system for Radiation Lab description
    Cyclotron Lab
  • Velmex system for laser imaging description
    Laser Imaging
  • Side Knob BiSlide with Scope description
    Door Inspection
  • VXM controlling BiSlide for breathing test description
    Breathing Test

Velmex also offers manual BiSlide Assemblies. Examples of other Velmex products can be found on the Examples page or in the Examples section for each product.

 

 

 

Many questions can be answered by reviewing the "Features", "Model / Series", "Specifications", "Options / Accessories" and "Technical Documentation" sections for each product line. Additional FAQs about product comparisons, product construction, purchasing and shipping can be found on the company FAQ page.

Do BiSlides need lubrication and how often?

Lubrication is important for motor-driven systems or wherever you want maximum life and the lowest friction. BiSlide Assemblies should be lubricated with Velmex BL-1 oil. Only a few drops are required to keep your slide running smoothly. The load and hours of use effect the amount and frequency of lubrication. Manual BiSlide assemblies require less frequent lubrication. See the user guide that came with your BiSlide for recommendations.

Can BiSlides be mounted together?

Yes, BiSlides can be mounted together in XY, XZ, XYZ configurations. Mounting BiSlide assemblies in multi-axis systems is easy using cleats. T-slot bases and frames can be added for more structure and to create application specific systems. They also can be combined with Velmex Rotary Tables and our other linear stages to make custom systems for a wide range of requirements. See BiSlide Options and Accessories for more information on the cleats and T-slot structuring.

How do I mount a BiSlide to my working surface?

BiSlides typically are mounted to any surface with the BiSlide cleats. The surface should be flat to avoid binding, operate smoothly and accurately. Steel or aluminum are recommended for the surface. For heavy loads, you start with 2 pair of cleats (4) and add a pair for every 5" in travel. Lighter loads would require fewer cleats.

How do you adjust the carriage fit on an BSlide?

Adjustments the carriage on a BiSlide may be necessary after break in period and less frequently thereafter. The Lead Screw Nut (StabilNut) has an adjustable mesh to minimize backlash. Carriage fit can be adjusted by tightening the bolts on the carriage surface. See the BiSlide Owners Manual for how and when to adjust

How much weight can you lift vertically with a BiSlide Belt driven slide?

When used with a Velmex VXM™ controller you can lift up to 20 lbs. with the Belt Drive model. However, when using a BiSlide® Belt driven slide mounted vertically it should be used in conjunction with a "Fail-Safe-Brake" option to prevent rapid dropping. A VXM™ with braking option is offered. A servo system with similar braking option can lift up to 40 lbs vertically on the Belt Drive.

 

If you have questions about your specific application or want us to design a BiSlide System for you, please complete the Request Assistance form or call Velmex to speak to one of our Application Engineers.