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UniSlide® A60 Series



The A60 Series UniSlide stage has a body width of 6 inches, slider length of 6 inches carrying a 240 lbs. horizontal load. The A60 can travel up to 42" with the 6" slider/carriage. The A60 is very versatile for a variety of applications.

A60 Series UniSlides are comprised of an aluminum alloy extruded dovetail base with 60 degree opposing V-type ways. An aluminum alloy carriage that runs in the dovetail ways of the base. Lead screws are constrained and supported with steel thrust bearings and snap ring retainer. The lead screw drive nut is a tension adjustable nut made of Delrin providing low friction, and minimal backlash.

The A60 Series UniSlide is available in 6 models/styles. Seven lead screw pitches are available along with rapid advance configurations.


Linear UniSlide Assembly Style/Model Options

The UniSlide Series and the styles below combine to create a complete UniSlide Assembly model. Additional options and accessories can be added (See Options/Accessories). Standard style/model options for UniSlide A60 Series Assemblies include:

Free Sliding A60  UniSlide

Free Sliding Model – The simplest UniSlide Assembly where the slider is moved by hand. This features a linear dovetail bearing for smooth motion.

Screw Drive UniSlide

Screw Drive Models – Slide movement is controlled by a lead screw. There are English and metric diameter lead screws available in 1/2" and 14 mm. Each have different advance ratings.

 UniSlide A60 with Graduate Knob

Graduated Knob Models – The position of the payload is measured by combining the readings from the linear scale and engraved knob or drum dial. Measures position from 0.0001" or 0.01 mm.

 UniSlide A40 with Scale and Vernier

Scale and Vernier Screw Drive Models – Includes a precision English or Metric scale on the base and offset vernier on the slider. Measures position from 0.001" or 0.05 mm.

Rapid Advance Models – Are for quickly repositioning the slider by uncoupling the drive system. This saves time when the slider will be moved frequently or when the base length is long. Each have varying lengths of fine adjustment. The limited fine adjust models use a clamping-like drive. The unlimited fine adjust models use a lead screw and pinion design. Rapid Advance models are not recommended for vertical (Z axis) mounting.

Rapid Advance A40 UniSlide unlimited adjust

Rapid Advance with Unlimited Fine Adjust – Can be finely adjusted along the full length of the travel. Load is limited to 50 pounds horizontal or 2 pounds vertical. Configuration available on A25, A40 and A60 Series.

Rapid Advance UniSlide unlimited adjust and scale and vernier

Rapid Advance with Unlimited Fine Adjust with Scale and Vernier – The unlimited fine adjust is also available with an English or Metric scale and vernier.

 

There is a motorized version of the A60 Series UniSlide - MA60 Series. Other configurations and sizes are available on the other Series UniSlide Assemblies - A15, A25, A40, B90.


UniSlide Configurations

The basic linear UniSlide is a 1-axis stage. 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 – Manually-Operated 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.

A15 UniSlide UniSlide® A60 Series
Travel Distance‡ 3" - 42" 7.62 – 106.68 cm
Base Length 9" - 48" 22.86 – 121.92 cm
Slider Length 6" 15.24 cm
Weight 8 – 40.5 lbs. 3.6 – 18.37 kg.
Height** 1.75" 4.45 cm
Width 6" 15.24 cm
 
Maximum Horizontal Load 240 lbs. 109 kg.
Horizontal Central Load 240 lbs. 109 kg.
Cantilevered Load 320 lb-in 36.2 N-m
Vertical Central 100 lbs. 45 kg.
Load Normal (LN)* 80 lbs. 36.29 kg.
Load Thrust (LT)* 40† lbs. 18.14† kg.
Cantilever Side (LCS)* 80 lb-in 9.04 N-m
Cantilever Inline (LCI)* 160 lb-in 18.07 N-m

* Normal Operating Loads are less than the maximum.
† 5 lbs max for Rapid Advance models (A40 & A60).
** Deeper "B" base configurations available.
‡ Standard travel distances available are in 3" increments.


Repeatability 0.00015" (4 microns) typical
Straight line accuracy 0.003"(0.076 mm) over entire travel distance. Higher accuracy 0.0015" (0.038mm) available
Screw lead accuracy 0.003"/10" (0.076 mm/25 cm) 0.0015"/10" available. Consult factory.
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 Screws Available for A60 Series

A60 Series Lead Screws


Basic Dimensions for A60 Series UniSlide Assemblies

A40Dimensions

 

Options/Accessories

An array of options and accessories is available for the A60 Series UniSlide Assemblies

Adapter Plates

XY Plates – allow two UniSlides to be converted into an XY motion system. For more specifics and to see the adapter plates in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

A6000XY Adapter Plates

A6000XY Adapter Plate – To mount an A60 Series UniSlide to another A60 Series or to an A40 Series in XY. (The A60 would be the base stage.)

B9000XY Adapter Plates

B9000XY Adapter Plate – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series or to an A60 Series in XY. (The B90 would be the base stage.)

XZ Plates – Allow UniSlide assemblies to be positioned vertically facing in any of four directions. For more specifics and to see the adapter plates in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

A6000XZ Adapter Plates

A6000XZ Adapter Plate – To mount an A60 Series UniSlide to another A60 Series or to an A40 Series in XZ. (The A60 would be the base horizontal stage.)

B9000XZ Adapter Plates

B9000XZ Adapter Plate – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series or to an A60 Series in XZ. (The B90 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. For more specifics and to see the brackets in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

XZ Adapter Brackets - A60 Series

A6001XZ Adapter Bracket– To mount an A60 Series UniSlide to another A60 Series (up to 12") or to an A40 Series (up to 12") in XZ. (The A60 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B6003XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount an A60 Series UniSlide to another A60 Series (12"- 15") or to an A40 Series (12"- 15") in XZ. (The A60 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B6004XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount an A60 Series UniSlide to another A60 Series (over 15") or to an A40 Series (over 15") in XZ. (The A60 would be the base horizontal stage.)

B9001XZ Adapter Brackets

B9001XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series (up to 18") or to an A60 Series (up to 18") in XZ. (The B90 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B9002XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series (21"- 24") or to an A60 Series (21"- 24") in XZ. (The B90 would be the base horizontal stage.) (The A60 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B9003XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series (over 24") or to an A60 Series (over 24") in XZ. (The B90 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 an A40 Series or A60 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 A 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 shelf 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. Choosing a longer slider reduces the standard travel distance. 6" is the standard slider on the A60 Series. 8" is the optional length available for the A60.

Variety of Knobs for UniSlides

Alternative Knobs – A variety of knob styles can be substitute for the standard knob available on the particular style/model of UniSlide Assembly.

 

• Knobs with cranks including:
    – Plain knob (1 3/4" diameter and 2 3/4" diameter)
    – Drum dial
    – Engraved knob 1 3/4" diameter and 2 3/4" diameter)

A40 Series Standard Knobs Available
Click to Open

A25 Standard Knobs

 

Locks – There are a number ways to lock the carriage (slider) position on UniSlides. They include:
(For details see Motion-Locks page.)

Thumb lock on lead screw

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.

Travelling Slider Lock

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.

Slider Lock

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.

Revolution Counter

Revolution Counter (-RC) – A mechanical revolution counter provides a convenient 1/10 revolution increment count. Readouts in either 0.01" or 0.1 mm. Counts precisely with 0.100" or 1 mm lead screws. Other screws require additional calculations. For details see UniSlide Counter page.

Right angle gear box on UniSlide

Right Angle Gearbox – Allows the control knob or wheel to be offset perpendicular to the UniSlide ways. Ideal for tight spaces or applications where access to the end of the stage is limited. Available on A25, A40, A60 and B90 Series.

For more specifics the gearbox visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

Way covers on 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. Available on free sliding, screw drive and graduated knob models of the A60 Series Assemblies.

Black Anodized XY A60 UniSlides

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

 

 


For .STP files, you may need to right click on the download button and save the "target" or "link".


Free Slides

Series Type File Name Description Download View
A60 STP A6009A-S6.stp Free Slide, 3" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6012A-S6.stp Free Slide, 6" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6015A-S6.stp Free Slide, 9" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6018A-S6.stp Free Slide, 12" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6021A-S6.stp Free Slide, 15" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6024A-S6.stp Free Slide, 18" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6027A-S6.stp Free Slide, 21" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6030A-S6.stp Free Slide, 24" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6033A-S6.stp Free Slide, 27" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6036A-S6.stp Free Slide, 30" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6039A-S6.stp Free Slide, 33" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6042A-S6.stp Free Slide, 36" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6045A-S6.stp Free Slide, 39" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6048A-S6.stp Free Slide, 42" Travel Download Button -

Lead Screw / Rapid Advance
Series Type File Name Description Download View
3" Travel
A60 STP A6009xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 3" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6009xx-S6-SLL-RC.stp Lead screw, knob and crank, 3" Travel, with slider lock and rev. counter Download Button -
A60 STP A6009xx-S6-TL.stp Lead screw, knob and crank, 3" Travel, with thumb lock Download Button -
A60 STP A6009gk.stp Lead screw, graduated knob,, 3" Travel, with thumb lock Download Button -
A60 STP A6009ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 3" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6009rsv.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw with scale and venier, 3" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6009sv.stp Lead screw with scale and venier, 3" Travel, Download Button -
6" Travel
A60 STP A6012gk.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 6" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6012ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 6" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6012.rsv.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw with scale and venier, 6" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6012sv.stp Lead screw with scale and venier, 6" Travel, Download Button -
A60 STP A6012xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 6" Travel with 6" slider Download Button -
A60 STP A6012xx-S6-TL.stp Lead screw, knob and crank, 6" Travel with thumb lock Download Button -
9" Travel
A60 STP A6015gk.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 9" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6015ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 9" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6015rsv.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw with scale and venier, 9" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6015sv.stp Lead screw with scale and venier, 9" Travel, Download Button -
A60 STP A6015xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 9" Travel Download Button -
12" Travel
A60 STP A6018gk.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 12" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6018ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 12" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6018rsv.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw with scale and venier, 12" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6018sv.stp Lead screw with scale and venier, 12" Travel, Download Button -
A60 STP A6018xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 12" Travel Download Button -
15" Travel
A60 STP A6021gk.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 15" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6021ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 15" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6021sv.stp Lead screw with scale and venier, 15" Travel, Download Button -
A60 STP A6021xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 15" Travel Download Button -
18" Travel
A60 STP A6024gk.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 18" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6024ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 18" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6024xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 18" Travel Download Button -
21" Travel
A60 STP A6027ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 21" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6027xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 21" Travel Download Button -
24" Travel
A60 STP A6030ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 24" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6030xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 24" Travel Download Button -
27" Travel
A60 STP A6033ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 27" Travel Download Button -
A60 STP A6033xx-S6.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 27" Travel Download Button -
30" Travel
A60 STP A6036ra.stp Rapid Advance, lead screw, 30" Travel Download Button -