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Motion Locks

  • BiSlide®
  • UniSlide®
  • XSlide™
  • Rotary Tables

 

Thumbscrew LocksWhen motion needs to be prevented, manual stages use various locks to maintain carriage position. Each are similar and ease to engage. There are similar options for each Velmex brand.

The location of the thumbscrew on the stage determines what is locked - the lead screw or the carriage.

 

 

 

 

BiSlide Motion Locks

Thumb Lock (-TL) – An easy method to fix the slider utilizing a simple thumbscrew. A thumb lock is found on both the Knob style or Knob with counter style BiSlide. The lock applies friction to the knob input shaft, locking the carriage in place. (Standard on BiSlide manual knob-style stages.)

Standard Thumb Lock on BiSlide

Traveling Carriage Lock (-TCL) – This lock attaches to the slider to lock the carriage in place. (Needs to be ordered as an option.)

Traveling Slider Lock on BiSlide

 

Technical Drawings - BiSlide Locks
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP BiSlide Traveling Carriage Lock.stp Drawing for the Traveling Carriage Lock, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  
SAT BiSlide Traveling Carriage Lock.sat Drawing for the Traveling Carriage Lock, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  

 

 

Locks for UniSlide

Linear Slide locks (manual series only) include:

Thumbscrew-on-Lead-Screw Lock (-TL) – An easy method to fix the slider utilizing a simple thumbscrew. The thumbscrew lock increases the overall length of the UniSlide base. This lock type is not available on Rapid Advance models.

Lead screw Thumb Lock on UniSlide

Traveling Slider Lock (-TSL) – This lock attaches to the slider to lock the carriage in place. Available on Free Sliding, Screw Motion and Graduated Knob models only.

Traveling Slider Lock on UniSlide

Slider Lock (-SLR or -SLL) – This lock is mounted at the mid-point on the base and is tightened to prevent slider movement. This is only available on slides where the carriage (slide) length is greater than one-half the base length. It can be mounted on the right (-SLR) or left (-SLL) of the base.

Slider Lock on UniSlide
Elevating Table locks include:

Thumbscrew-on-Lead-Screw Lock (-TL) – An easy method to fix the slider utilizing a simple thumbscrew on the lead screw at the end bearing block.

Thumb Lock on Elevating Table

Dual Screw Lock (-DL) – Available on the A39 Series, this lock attaches on both sides to lock the dual internal sliders in place.

Dual Locks on A39 Elevating Table

XY Table locks (manual series only) are required on both axes. They include:

Thumbscrew-on-Lead-Screw Lock (-TL) (AXY40 and AXY60 only) – An easy method to affix the slider utilizing a simple thumbscrew on the lead screw at the end bearing block of each axis. Not available on AXY25.

Traveling Slider Locks or the Slider Locks are not available on AXY50 and AXY60 models as the XY table makes it difficult to engage the lock.

Slider Lock (-SL) (AXY25 only) – This lock is mounted at the mid-point on the base and is tightened to prevent slider movement. The lock is mounted on the slider/carriage on each axis.

Slider Lock on UniSlide AXY25 XY Table

 

Drawings - UniSlide Linear Stage Locks
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP a15 traveling slider lock.stp Drawing for the Traveling Slider Lock for the A15 series, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  
SAT a15 traveling slider lock.sat Drawing for the Traveling Slider Lock for the A15 series, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  
STP a25 traveling slider lock.stp Drawing for the Traveling Slider Lock for the A25 series, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  
SAT a25 traveling slider lock.sat Drawing for the Traveling Slider Lock for the A25 series, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  
STP a40 traveling slider lock.stp Drawing for the Traveling Slider Lock for the A40 series, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  
SAT a40traveling slider lock.sat Drawing for the Traveling Slider Lock for the A40 series, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  
STP a60 traveling slider lock.sat Drawing for the Traveling Slider Lock for the A60 series, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  
SAT a60 traveling slider lock.sat Drawing for the Traveling Slider Lock for the A60 series, includes the adapter for the carriage Download Button  

 


Drawings - UniSlide XY Table Locks
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP AXY4006xx-TL.stp Drawing for the Thumblocks on an XY Table - Series AXY4006 Download Button  
SAT AXY4006xx-TL.sat Drawing for the Thumblocks on an XY Table - Series AXY4006 Download Button  

 

 

XSlide Motion Locks

Thumb Lock (-TL) – Thumbscrew-on-Lead-Screw Lock (-TL) - An easy method to fix the slider utilizing a simple repositionable thumbscrew. The lock can be mounted center-top, center-back, right side, or left side. (Picture illustrates 3 of the possible lock placements.) The thumbscrew lock increases the overall length of the XSlide base.

Because of the design profile of the ways, XSlide models cannot accommodate locks that affix the carriage.

 

Standard Thumb Lock on XSlide

 

Drawings - XSlide Locks
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Type File Name Description Download View
PDF XS001-35 XSlide Manual Thumb Lock Bearing Block.pdf Drawing for the block that holds the thumbscrews for the Thumb Lock on an XSlide Download Button PDF Icon

 

 

Rotary Table Motion Locks

Thumbscrew Lock (-TL) – An easy method to lock the table utilizing a simple thumbscrew.

 

Standard Thumb Lock on A48

 

 

Lock on A5990

Turntable – The motion control knobs that allow free movement and fine motion also act as the locking mechanisms on Velmex Turntables.

 

Turntable has built-in locks