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Way Covers Protect in Dusty Environments

  • Way Cover Introduction
  • UniSlide® Assemblies
  • BiSlide® Assemblies

 

Way Covers protect the slider and dovetail base from dust, dirt and grit that could hamper the efficient operation of the slide, thereby extending the life of the slide. Please note: the covers reduce the amount of contamination that reaches the slide, but do not eliminated it entirely.

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

 

 

Way Covers
 

The covers consist of a flexible bellows and adapter plates. Available on free sliding, screw drive and graduated knob models of most UniSlide assemblies. Not available on Series A15 Assemblies. XY UniSlide systems can be built to include covers. A special, thicker adapter plate would be required.

Way Covers increase slider height and reduce the travel length of linear UniSlide stages. See the graph to compare travel with and without Way Covers. See the drawing and chart for the increase in the stage profile with Way Covers.

UniSlides with Way Covers

UniSlide Way Covers Measurements Series Height (H) Width (W)
A25 0.5" 4.5"
A40 0.75" 7.0"
A60 1.0" 8.25"
B90 0.62" 11.50"

Travel Distance with and without Way Covers

 

Way Covers
 

The covers consist of a flexible bellows and adapter plates. Available on most BiSlide assemblies up to a length of 40 inches. XY BiSlide systems can be built to include covers. A special adapter plate would be required. Way Covers can only be used in horizontal applications.

Way Covers increase slider height and reduce the travel length of linear BiSlide stages. See the graph to compare travel with and without Way Covers. See the drawing for the increase in the stage profile with Way Covers.

Please talk with an Application Engineer about the use and limitations of Way Covers.

BiSlides with Way Covers
BiSlide Way Covers Measurements Height (H) Width (W) Travel Distance with and without Way Covers
0.75" 7.0"