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UniSlide Motorized Linear Motion Products

UniSlide Assemblies

Most of our manually-operated Velmex UniSlide® Assemblies are also available in motorized versions. They include Linear Slide Assemblies, Elevating Tables and XY Tables in a wide variety of configurations, models and sizes. (Motors are purchased separately. Customers can mount their own motors, if they chose.)


Motorized UniSlide® Assemblies Overview

Velmex UniSlide Assemblies are available in manually-operated and motor-driven models to meet a wide range of applications when reliable, precise linear motion is a requirement. UniSlide stages are compact, delivering maximum travel in the shortest amount of work space. Their modular design allows for easy construction of multi-axis systems.

There are five motor-driven series of Linear UniSlide systems representing slider widths from 1.5" (3.81 cm) to 9" (23.9 cm). Standard travel distances of motorized Velmex UniSlide stages range from 1.5" (3.81 cm) to 41" (104.14 cm). The slides are available with or without limits in standard and precision lead screws.

There are two motor-driven series of XY Tables that can lift up to 100 lbs. (45.5 kg.).

UniSlide Linear Slide Assemblies and XY Tables can be combined with each other and with other Velmex products for an infinite selection of custom configurations.

 


UniSlide® Features


UniSlide Features


UniSlide Applications

The UniSlide Stage's highly flexible, yet simple, reliable design makes it ideal for instrumentation and measurement; alignment, inspection and QA/QC; optical focusing; antenna alignment; film and animation work; medical and biological analysis. In addition it can be used for moving probes, sensors, components; light machining; semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing; or any application where resolution in the micron range is required.

 


UniSlide® Motorized Series / Style

One axis slides that can be combined for multiple axis in a wide range of lengths and payload capacities. Visit the individual pages for each Series for more specific information.

Linear Series

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

MA15 Series UniSlide

UniSlide MA15 Series– Body width 1.5 inches, slider length of 1.5 inches carrying a 3 lbs. horizontal load.

Series MA25 UniSlide

UniSlide MA25 Series – Body width 2.5 inches, slider length of 2.5 inches carrying a 15 lbs. horizontal load.

Series MA40 Unislide

UniSlide MA40 Series – Body width 4 inches, slider length of 4 inches carrying a 100 lbs. horizontal load.

Series MA60 UniSlide

UniSlide MA60 Series – Body width 6 inches, slider length of 6 inches carrying a 200 lbs. horizontal load.

Series MB90 UniSlide

UniSlide MB90 Series – Body width 9 inches, slider length of 9 inches carrying a 400 lbs. horizontal load.



Velmex also offers manually-operated linear UniSlide Assemblies.



XY Tables

Motor-driven UniSlide XY Tables – Pre-Assembled XY tables save time; each with large work surfaces and stable bases utilizing the MA40 and MA60 Series of linear slides. Please visit the Velmex UniSlide XY Tables page for more details.

Combining linear UniSlides in XY configurations and adding adapter plates can make additional variations of XY tables.

MAXY40 UniSlide Table

UniSlide MAXY40 Series Assembled XY Tables – Table height to 3 3/4 inches carrying up to a 100 lb. load. Two models.

MAXY60 Unislide Table

UniSlide MAXY60 Series Assembled XY Tables – Table height to 5.5 inches carrying up to a 60 lb. load. Three higher profile models.

 

Velmex also offers manually-operated UniSlide XY Table Assemblies and Elevating Tables. Additional manual models are available in both those configurations.



UniSlide Configurations

The basic linear UniSlide is a 1-axis stage. One axis UniSlides can be combined for multiple axes in a wide range of lengths and payload capacities. See Examples for images of various multi-axis UniSlides and combinations that include other Velmex stages.

UniSlide Configurations

 

 


UniSlide® Specifications – Motorized Assemblies


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. Visit the individual pages for each Series for more specific information.

UniSlide® Travel Distance‡ Base Length (without motor) Slider Length
Series† Inches cm Inches cm Inches cm
MA15 MA15 Series 1.5" - 10.5" 3.81 – 26.67 3" - 12" 7.62 – 30.48 1.5" 3.81
MA25 MA25 Series 0.5" - 24.5" 1.27 – 52.07 4" - 24" 10.16 – 60.96 2.5" 6.35
MA40 MA40 Series 1" - 31" 2.54 – 78.74 6" - 36" 15.24 – 91.44 4" 10.16
MA60 MA60 Series 2" - 41" 5.08 – 104.14 9" - 48" 22.86 – 121.92 6" 15.24
MB90 MB90 Series 3" - 36" 7.62 – 91.44 15" - 48" 38.1 – 121.92 9" 22.86

‡Standard travel distances available are in 3" increments.
†Motors sold separately.

UniSlide® Maximum Horizontal Load Weight Height** Width
Series lbs. kg. lbs. kg. Inches cm Inches cm
MA15 MA15 Series 3 1.36 .5 – 1.2 0.23 – 0.54 0.56" 1.42 1.5" 3.81
MA25 MA25 Series 15 6.8 1.18 – 4.4 .82 – 2 0.81" 2.06 2.5" 6.35
MA40 MA40 Series 100 45.5 3.1 – 12.4 1.41 – 5.62 1.06" 2.69 4" 10.16
MA60 MA60 Series 200 91 6.6 – 27.7 2.99 – 12.56 1.75" 4.45 6" 15.24
MB90 MB90 Series 400 182 21.3 – 59 9.66 – 26.76 3.13" 7.95 9" 22.86

† Weight of device without motor.
** Deeper base "B" configurations available.

Loads for Motorized UniSlides
UniSlide® Load Normal (LN)* Load Thrust (LT)* Cantilever Side (LCS)* Cantilever Inline (LCI)*
Normal Load Capacity lbs. kg. lbs. kg. lbs.-in N-m lbs.-in N-m
MA15 MA15 Series 2 0.91 1 0.45 5 lb-in .6 N-m 5 lb-in .6 N-m
MA25 MA25 Series 10 4.54 3 1.36 10 lb-in 1.13 N-m 20 lb-in 2.26 N-m
MA40 MA40 Series 40 18.14 20 9.07 32 lb-in 3.62 N-m 64 lb-in 7.23 N-m
MA60 MA60 Series 80 36.29 40 18.14 80 lb-in 9.04 N-m 160 lb-in 18.07 N-m
MB90 MB90 Series 140 63.5 70 31.75 120 lb-in 13.6 N-m 240 lb-in 27.11 N-m


* Normal Operating Loads are less than the maximum. For the recommended maximum limit see prior chart.


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 Horizontal = (((W x 0.15) + 1.5) x L / 0.39 x E) + 10 oz.in Where W= weight of load in lbs.; L = Lead of the screw in in./rev.; E = Efficiency of the screw; 10 = Minimum Torque required to move slider with no load
  Vertical = ((W x 1.5 lbs.) x L / 0.39 x E) + 10 oz.in
  The calculated torque is a minimum. Add 50% for safety margin.
Screw lead accuracy Standard Lead Screw: 0.007"/10" Precision Lead Screw: 0.0015"/10" or better
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 UniSlides
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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.

In addition we make specialized left and right hand threaded lead screws for together and apart movement of the payload carriage on linear stages.

The following chart shows the lead screw specifications for manual UniSlide Stages.

Manual Lead Screw Specifications

 

UniSlide Torque for Lead Screws

 




Visit the Velmex XY Table Page for specifications for XY Tables Series MAXY40 and MAXY60.

Basic Dimensions of UniSlide Linear Assemblies
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Click on the tab to view the dimensional drawings for the various Series of UniSlide Linear stages.

  • MA15 Series Dimensions
  • MA25 Series Dimensions
  • MA40 Series Dimensions
  • MA60 Series Dimensions
  • MB90 Series Dimensions

MA15 Dimensions

 

MA25 Dimensions

 

MA40 Dimensions

 

MA60 Dimensions

 

B90 Dimensions

 

UniSlide Cross Section

UniSlide Base Cross-Section

The slider / carriage (shaded area in the cross-section to the left.) rides on the inside of the dovetail ways.

 

 


UniSlide Load Calculations

UniSlide Load Calculations



All motorized UniSlide 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 UniSlide part number using the chart below.


  Motorized UniSlide Part No. Chart  

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

XSlide Part Number Location



Options/Accessories for Motorized Velmex UniSlides®

Added versatility for a variety of applications can be achieved with additional options and accessories for motorized Velmex UniSlides.

Adapter Plates

XY Plates – allow two UniSlides to be converted into an XY motion system. The aluminum plates mate the slider of the lower (X) UniSlide at a right angle to the base of the top (Y) UniSlide. You can combine UniSlides of the same series, same lengths, different series and varying lengths for a virtually limitless selection of configurations. You can also can also combine motorized and manual UniSlides.

The plates can also be used as auxiliary payload mounting plates. This provides more mounting surface area for the payload, although it does not increase the size of the load the UniSlide can handle. The Adapter Plates also provide an easy way to mount a UniSlide upside (slider) down.

For more specifics and to see the adapter plates in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

XY Adapter Plates

A1500XY Adapter Plate – To mount an MA15 Series UniSlide to another MA15 Series in XZ.
A2500XY Adapter Plate – To mount an MA25 Series UniSlide to another A25 Series or to an MA15 Series in XY. (The MA25 would be the base stage.)
A4000XY Adapter Plate – To mount an MA40 Series UniSlide to another MA40 Series or to an MA25 Series in XY. (The A40 would be the base stage.)
A6000XY Adapter Plate– To mount an MA60 Series UniSlide to another MA60 Series or to an MA40 Series in XY. (The MA60 would be the base stage.)
B9000XY Adapter Plate – To mount a B90 Series UniSlide to another MB90 Series or to an MA60 Series in XY. (The MB90 would be the base stage.)

XZ Plates – Allow UniSlide assemblies to be positioned vertically facing in any of four directions. The adapter plates allow the vertical stage to be end mounted to the carriage on the horizontal base stage. The plates connect to the given series and the next smaller size. The XZ Plates are for light loads and short slides.

For more specifics and to see the adapter plates in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

XZ Adapter Plates

A1500XZ Adapter Plate– To mount a MA15 Series UniSlide to another MA15 Series in XZ.
A2500XZ Adapter Plate – To mount a MA25 Series UniSlide to another MA25 Series or to a MA15 in XZ. (The MA25 would be the base horizontal stage.)
A4000XZ Adapter Plate – To mount a MA40 Series UniSlide or a MA25 Series vertically to another MA40 Series in XZ. (The A40 would be the base horizontal stage.)
A6000XZ Adapter Plate– To mount a MA60 Series UniSlide to another MA60 Series or to a MA40 Series in XZ. (The MA60 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B9000XZ Adapter Plate – To mount a B90 Series UniSlide to another MB90 Series or to a MA60 Series in XZ. (The MB90 would be the base horizontal stage.)

XZ Brackets – allow UniSlide assemblies to be positioned vertically, facing in any of four directions and perpendicular to the X or Y plane. The brackets support the base of the vertical unit to provide more rigidity and handle heavier loads.

For more specifics and to see the adapter plates in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

XZ Adapter Brackets - A25 Series

A2501XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MA25 Series UniSlide to another MA25 Series (6"- 9") or to a MA15 Series (6"- 9") in XZ. (The MA25 would be the base horizontal stage. The other stage would be mounted vertically.)
B2503XZ Adapter Bracket –To mount a MA25 Series UniSlide to another MA25 Series (over 9") or to a MA15 Series (over 9") in XZ. (The MA25 would be the base horizontal stage.)
A4001XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MA40 Series UniSlide (6"- 9") or a MA25 Series (6"- 9") vertically to another MA40 Series in XZ. (The MA40 would be the upper horizontal stage.) Can also mount two B4800TS Rotary Tables at right angles.
B4003XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MA40 Series UniSlide to another MA40 Series (12"- 15") or to a MA25 Series (12"- 15") in XZ. (The MA40 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B4004XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MA40 Series UniSlide to another MA40 Series (over 15") or to a MA25 Series (over 15") in XZ. (The MA40 would be the base horizontal stage.)

XZ Adapter Brackets - A60 Series

A6001XZ Adapter Bracket– To mount a MA60 Series UniSlide to another MA60 Series (up to 12") or to a MA40 Series (up to 12") in XZ. (The MA60 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B6003XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MA60 Series UniSlide to another MA60 Series (12"- 15") or to a MA40 Series (12"- 15") in XZ. (The MA60 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B6004XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MA60 Series UniSlide to another MA60 Series (over 15") or to a MA40 Series (over 15") in XZ. (The MA60 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B9001XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MB90 Series UniSlide to another MB90 Series (up to 18") or to a MA60 Series (up to 18") in XZ. (The MB90 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B9002XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MB90 Series UniSlide to another MB90 Series (21"- 24") or to a MA60 Series (21"- 24") in XZ. (TheM B90 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B9003XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount a MB90 Series UniSlide to another MB90 Series (over 24") or to a MA60 Series (over 24") in XZ. (The MB90 would be the base horizontal stage.)

Rotary Adapter Plates

Rotary Table Adapter Plates –To mount Velmex Rotary Tables to UniSlide Assemblies either in horizontal or vertical positions.

 

A6000TX Adapter Plate – To mount an A48 Series Rotary Table to a MA40 Series or MA60 Series UniSlide. (The UniSlide would be the base horizontal stage.)
B5990TXZ-BK Adapter Plate – To mount two B5990TS Rotary Tables at right angles to each other or to mount a B5990TS to any MA Series UniSlide.

Platform Shelves

Platform Shelf – A right angled bracket designed to be used with UniSlide® Elevating Tables. However, they also can be used with vertically mounted UniSlide Assemblies to support a payload. The shelf can be inverted depending on the motion required.

For more specifics and to see the adapter plates in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

UniSlides with two different size sliders

Slider Lengths – Varying length carriages (sliders) can be added to all models of UniSlide Assemblies. See chart for acceptable sliders for each series. Choosing a longer length slider reduces the standard travel distance.

Series

Standard Slider Length

Optional Slider Length*

MA15

1.5"

2" or 3"

MA25

2.5"

3" or 4"

MA40

4"

6"

MA60

6"

8"

MB90

9"

12"

Left Right Screw Motion

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 engaged the carriages simultaneously move toward or away from each other.

Independent Left-Right Slider UniSlide

Two Independent Carriages – A variation on the left-right screw motion UniSlide is one containing two lead screws with motors at both ends of the assembly. Each lead screw and carriage operates independently.

Way covers on motorized UniSlides

Way Covers (-WC) – Protect the slider and dovetail base from dust, dirt and grit that could hamper the efficient operation of the slide. Way covers increase slider height and reduce the travel length of linear UniSlide stages. Not available on Motorized Series MA15 Assemblies. For more details, visit the Way Cover page.

Fixed Limit Switches on UniSlide

Limit Switches – Outboard adjustable and fixed end-of-travel limit switches are available as an option.

 

Outboard Adjustable Limit Switches – Mounted on the side rib of Velmex UniSlide Assemblies, these switches can be used to stop travel, provide more stops than the standard two, over-travel a stop point, change speed or be active in only one direction.

Fixed, End-of-travel Limit Switches – These push button switches are fixed on the side rib of Velmex Unislide Assemblies. They are not adjustable.

See Limits for more information.

Motorized UniSlide with black finish

Finishes – Standard UniSlide Assemblies have a brushed aluminum finish. Optional finishes are available at an additional charge and include:

 

• Black Anodizing, additional colors also available. (pictured)
• Hard Coat Anodized and dyed black
• Electroless Nickel Plated
• Specialized coatings for specific applications such as food processing or medical applications
• Modifications for use in a vacuum environment

VRO with an UniSlide 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 UniSlide assemblies. An encoder, mounted directly to the slider gives a true and accurate reading eliminating lead screw and backlash errors.

The VRO Readout 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. (Not available on all UniSlide models.) SEE: Velmex Controls on the Encoders and the VRO Readout for additional details.

Double Shaft Motor with Control Knob

Motorized / Manual OperationIt is possible, using a double shaft motor, to produce a Velmex stage that can be manually operated or motor-driven. A shaft extension accommodates the either a Rogan or standard aluminum knob.

The motor is purchased separately. Customers can mount their own motors, if they chose.

Stepper Motor

Motors A variety of motors are available to power Velmex UniSlides, most popular of which is the DC step motor. Gear motors, servo motors and high resolution step motors in both AC and DC can run Velmex UniSlides. SEE: Velmex Controls on the Motors for additional details.

The motor is purchased separately. Customers can mount their own motors, if they chose.

 

UniSlide with a VXM Controller

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. 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

Deeper base "B" configurations available

 

 

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 and 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 - MA2506W1-S2.5 becomes MA2506XX-S2.5.

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

MA15 Series
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
MA15 STP MA1503.5xx-S1.5 NEMA 17.stp Series MA15, 1.5" travel, NEMA 17 Stepper Motor Download Button -
MA15 STP MA1503.stp Series MA15, 1.5" travel, Download Button -
MA15 SAT MA1503.sat Series MA15, 1.5" travel, Download Button -
MA15 STP MA1506.stp Series MA15, 4.5" travel, Download Button -
MA15 SAT MA1506.sat Series MA15, 4.5" travel, Download Button -
MA15 STP MA1509.stp Series MA15, 7.5" travel, Download Button -
MA15 SAT MA1509.sat Series MA15, 7.5" travel, Download Button -
MA15 STP MA1512.stp Series MA15, 10.5" travel, Download Button -
MA15 SAT MA1512.sat Series MA15, 10.5" travel, Download Button -

 

 

MA25 Series
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
0.5" Travel
MA25 STP MA2504.stp Series MA25, 0.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 SAT MA2504.sat Series MA25, 0.5" travel Download Button -
2.5" Travel
MA25 STP MA2506.stp Series MA25, 2.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 SAT MA2506.sat Series MA25, 2.5" travel Download Button -
5.5" Travel
MA25 STP MA2509.stp Series MA25, 5.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 SAT MA2509.sat Series MA25, 5.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 STP MA2509xxx-S2.5-LR.stp Series MA25, 5.5" travel, left / right lead screw Download Button -
8.5" Travel
MA25 STP MA2512.stp Series MA25, 8.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 SAT MA2512.sat Series MA25, 8.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 STP MA2512xx-S2.5 NEMA 23.stp Series MA25, 8.5" travel, NEMA 23 Stepper Motor Download Button -
MA25 STP MA2512xxx-S2.5.stp Series MA25, 8.5" travel Download Button -
11.5" Travel
MA25 STP MA2515.stp Series MA25, 11.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 SAT MA2515.sat Series MA25, 11.5" travel Download Button -
14.5" Travel
MA25 STP MA2518.stp Series MA25, 14.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 SAT MA2518.sat Series MA25, 14.5" travel Download Button -
17.5" Travel
MA25 STP MA2521.stp Series MA25, 17.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 SAT MA2521.sat Series MA25, 17.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 STP MA2521xx-S2.5 NEMA 23.stp Series MA25, 17.5" travel, Nema 23 Stepper Motor Download Button -
MA25 STP MA2521xxx-S2.5.stp Series MA25, 17.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 STP MA2524.stp Series MA25, 20.5" travel Download Button -
20.5" Travel
MA25 SAT MA2524.sat Series MA25, 20.5" travel Download Button -
23.5" Travel
MA25 STP MA2527.stp Series MA25, 23.5" travel Download Button -
MA25 SAT MA2527.sat Series MA25, 23.5" travel Download Button -

 

 

 

MA40 Series
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
1" Travel
MA40 STP MA4006.stp Series MA40, 1" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4006.sat Series MA40, 1" travel, Download Button -
4" Travel
MA40 STP MA4009.stp Series MA40, 4" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4009.sat Series MA40, 4" travel, Download Button -
7" Travel
MA40 STP MA4012.stp Series MA40, 7" travel Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4012.sat Series MA40, 7" travel Download Button -
10" Travel
MA40 STP MA4015xxx-S4 NEMA 23.stp Series MA40, 10" travel, NEMA 23 Stepper Motor Download Button -
MA40 STP MA4015xxx-S4.stp Series MA40, 10" travel, 4" carriage Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4015.sat Series MA40, 10" travel, Download Button -
13" Travel
MA40 STP MA4018.stp Series MA40, 13" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4018.sat Series MA40, 13" travel, Download Button -
16" Travel
MA40 STP MA4021.stp Series MA40, 16" travel Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4021.sat Series MA40, 16" travel Download Button -
19" Travel
MA40 STP MA4024.stp Series MA40, 19" travel, Download Button -
MA40 STP MA4024xxx-S6 NEMA 23.stp Series MA40, 19" travel, with optional 6" carriage, NEMA 23 Stepper Motor Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4024.sat Series MA40, 19" travel, Download Button -
22" Travel
MA40 STP MA4027.stp Series MA40, 22" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4027.sat Series MA40, 22" travel, Download Button -
25" Travel
MA40 STP MA4030xxx-S4 NEMA 23.stp Series MA40, 25" travel, NEMA 23 Stepper Motor Download Button -
MA40 STP MA4030xxx-S4.stp Series MA40, 25" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4030.sat Series MA40, 25" travel, Download Button -
28" Travel
MA40 STP MA4033.stp Series MA40, 28" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4033.sat Series MA40, 28" travel, Download Button -
31" Travel
MA40 STP MA4036.stp Series MA40,31" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4036.sat Series MA40, 31" travel, Download Button -
34" Travel
MA40 STP MA4039.stp Series MA40, 34" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4039.sat Series MA40, 34" travel, Download Button -
37" Travel
MA40 STP MA4042.stp Series MA40, 37" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4042.sat Series MA40, 37" travel, Download Button -
40" Travel
MA40 STP MA4045.stp Series MA40, 40" travel, Download Button -
MA40 SAT MA4045.sat Series MA40, 40" travel, Download Button -

 

 

 

MA60 Series
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
MA60 DWG MA6015xxx-S6.dwg Series MA60, 8" travel, Download Button -
           

 

 

 

MB90 Series
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
3" Travel
MB90 STP MB9012.stp Series MB90, 3" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9012.sat Series MB90, 3" travel Download Button -
6" Travel
MB90 STP MB9015.stp Series MB90, 6" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9015.sat Series MB90, 6" travel Download Button -
9" Travel
MB90 STP MB9018.stp Series MB90, 9" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9018.sat Series MB90, 9" travel Download Button -
12" Travel
MB90 STP MB9021.stp Series MB90, 12" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9021.sat Series MB90, 12" travel Download Button -
15" Travel
MB90 STP MB9024.stp Series MB90, 15" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9024.sat Series MB90, 15" travel Download Button -
18" Travel
MB90 STP MB9027.stp Series MB90, 18" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9027.sat Series MB90, 18" travel Download Button -
21" Travel
MB90 STP MB9030.stp Series MB90, 21" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9030.sat Series MB90, 21" travel Download Button -
24" Travel
MB90 STP MB9033.stp Series MB90, 24" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9033.sat Series MB90, 24" travel Download Button -
27" Travel
MB90 STP MB9036.stp Series MB90, 27" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9036.sat Series MB90, 27" travel Download Button -
30" Travel
MB90 STP MB9039.stp Series MB90, 30" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9039.sat Series MB90, 30" travel Download Button -
33" Travel
MB90 STP MB9042.stp Series MB90, 33" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9042.sat Series MB90, 33" travel Download Button -
36" Travel
MB90 STP MB9045.stp Series MB90, 36" travel Download Button -
MB90 SAT MB9045.sat Series MB90, 36" travel Download Button -

 

 

 

UniSlide XY Tables
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Series Type File Name Description Download View
MAXY40 STP MAXY4006W1.stp MAXY4006 table, Travel 2 x 2 Download Button -
MAXY40 SAT MAXY4006W1.sat MAXY4006 table, Travel 2 x 2 Download Button -
MAXY40 STP MAXY4009W1.stp MAXY4009 table, Travel 5 x 5 Download Button -
MAXY40 SAT MAXY4009W1.sat MAXY4006 table, Travel 5 x 5 Download Button -
MAXY60 STP maxy6009w1.stp MAXY6009 table, Travel 3 x 3 Download Button -
MAXY60 SAT MAXY6009W1.sat MAXY6009 table, Travel 3 x 3 Download Button -
MAXY60 SAT maxy6012w1.sat MAXY6012 table, Travel 6 x 6 Download Button -
MAXY60 STP maxy6015w1.stp MAXY6015 table, Travel 9 x 9 Download Button -
MAXY60 SAT maxy6015w1.sat MAXY6015 table, Travel 9 x 9 Download Button -

 

UniSlide Adapter Plates and Brackets
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Type File Name Description Download View
XY Adapter Plates - connect two stages horizontally or use as a payload plate:
STP a1500xystep.stp Adapter Plate - XY - A1500XY Download Button -
STP a2500xystep.stp Adapter Plate - XY - A2500XY Download Button -
STP a4000xystep.stp Adapter Plate - XY - A4000XY Download Button -
STP a6000xystep.stp Adapter Plate - XY - A6000XY Download Button -
STP b9000xystep.stp Adapter Plate - XY - B9000XY Download Button -
XZ Adapter Plates - connect two stages vertically:
STP a1500xzstep.stp Adapter Plate - XZ - A1500XZ Download Button -
STP a2500xzstep.stp Adapter Plate - XZ - A2500XZ Download Button -
STP a4000xzstep.stp Adapter Plate - XZ - A4000XZ Download Button -
STP a6000xzstep.stp Adapter Plate - XZ - A6000XZ Download Button -
STP b9000xzstep.stp Adapter Plate - XZ - B9000XZ Download Button -
XZ Adapter Brackets - connect two stages vertically:
STP a2501xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - A2501XZ - for 9" or under Download Button -
STP b2503xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - B2503XZ - for over 9" Download Button -
STP a4001xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - A4001XZ - for 9" or under Download Button -
STP b4003xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - B4003XZ - for 12" to 15" Download Button -
STP b4004xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - B4004XZ - for over 15" Download Button -
STP a6001xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - A6001XZ - for 12" or under Download Button -
STP b6003xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - B6003XZ - for 12" to 15" Download Button -
STP b6004xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - B6004XZ - for over 15" Download Button -
STP b9001xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - B9001XZ - for 18" or under Download Button -
STP b9002xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - B9002XZ - for 21" to 24" Download Button -
STP b9003xzstep.stp Adapter Bracket - XZ - B9003XZ - for over 24" Download Button -
Rotary Adapter Plates - connect a UniSlide Stage to a Rotary Table:
STP a6000tx.stp Adapter Plate - to mount an A48 Series Rotary Table to an A40 or A60 Series UniSlide Download Button -
STP b5990txz.pdf Adapter Plate - to mount a B5990TS Rotary Table to any A Series UniSlide Download Button View PDF

 

UniSlide Documents
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UniSlide Documents
Type File Name Description Download View
PDF UniSlide Spec Overview.pdf Overview of Manual UniSlides including specifications Download Button View PDF
PDF UniSlide Owners Manual.pdf Operating and Service Manual for Motorized UniSlide Assemblies Download Button View PDF
PDF Motorized UniSlide Dimensional Drawings.pdf Dimensional drawings for the 5 Series of Motorized UniSlide Linear Stages Download Button View PDF

 

 

 


Velmex UniSlide® 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 and systems using manual UniSlide Assemblies, 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 UniSlide Stages
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  • Motorized UniSlide - MA25 description
    Example: MSU1
  • UniSlide Series MA25 description
    Example: MSU2
  • Motorized MA15 UniSlide description
    Example: MSU3
  • MA40 Series Motorized UniSlide description
    Example: MSU4
  • Black motorized UniSlide description
    Example: MSU5
  • MA15 Left - Right UniSlide description
    Example: MSU6
  • MB90 Series UniSlideMB90 motorized UniSlidet
    Example: MSU7
  • Black anodized Series A60 UniSlide description
    Example: MSU8
  • Lifting Y axis UniSlideY Axis Lifting UniSlide on support bracket.
    Example: MSU9

Multiple-Axes UniSlide Assemblies
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  • Motorized XY UniSilde description
    Exp: MSU2001
  • XY Series MA15 UniSlides description
    Exp: MSU2002
  • XZ UniSlide - Black description
    Exp: MSU2003
  • Motorized XY UniSlide with right angle drive A25 UniSlides in XY
    Exp: MCU2004
  • UniSlide XY Table A25 XY UniSlide
    Exp: ASU2005
  • A40 Seres and A25 Series mounted XY description
    Exp: MCU2006
  • A25 Series UniSlides in XZ description
    Exp: MSU2007
  • XYZ UniSlide description
    Exp: MSU2008

Combination Assemblies
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  • UniSlides on BiSlide frame UniSlide with Rotary Table
    Emp: MCUR3001
  • UniSlide array UniSlide array
    Emp:: MCUB3002

Working Images
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  • Multiple axis VXM-1J description
    UniSlide System
  • VXM controlling BiSlide for breathing test description
    Breathing Study
  • A camera mounted on a UniSlide description
    Wafer Inspection

 


Velmex also offers manually-operated UniSlide Assemblies. Examples of other Velmex products can be found on the Examples page or in the Examples section for each product.


Visit the Velmex XY Table Page for specifications and examples for motorized XY Tables Series MAXY40 and MAXY60.

 

 

 

 

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 UniSlides need lubrication and how often?

Lubrication is important for motor-driven systems or wherever you want maximum life and the lowest friction. UniSlide Assemblies can be lubricated with Velmex Lubriplate Aero®. 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. See the user guide that came with your UniSlide for recommendations.

Can UniSlides be mounted together?

Yes, UniSlides can be mounted together in XY, XZ, XYZ configurations. Mounting UniSlide assemblies in multi-axis systems requires the use of adapter plates and brackets. They also can be combined with Velmex Rotary Tables and our other linear stages to make custom systems to meet a wide range of applications. See UniSlide Options and Accessories for more information on the plates and adapters.

How do I mount a UniSlide to my working surface?

UniSlides have pre-drilled holes in the base. The surface should be flat to avoid binding and for the slide to operate smoothly and accurately. Steel or aluminum are recommended for the surface. Use the mounting screws provided. Begin in the center of the base and work toward the ends uniformly tightening the screws. Refer to the UniSlide Users Manual for the torque specifications.

How can I access the mounting holes the base of the MA15 Series UniSlide?

You need to disassemble an MA15 Series UniSlide in order to mount it on to a surface or another slide. Please follow our Disassemble MA15 Series Instructions.

How do you adjust the carriage fit on the UniSlide?

An adjustable expansion gib controls the fit of the UniSlide carriage. Adjust by tightening the Allen head screws located at the end of the slider. See the UniSlide Owners Manual for how and when to adjust.

 

 

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