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Load Capacities of Velmex Stages

  • Loads
  • BiSlide
  • UniSlide
  • XSlide
  • Rotary Tables

Load Capacity is the maximum recommended payload for a stage or slide to operate efficiently. (Measured with load centered - except cantilever - on a single axis stage.) Sometimes also referred to as "Permissible".

For the various definitions of load when the stage is in motion and in different positions, please refer to our Load Parameters page.

 


Load Capacities for Manual and Motor-driven BiSlide® Assemblies


BiSlide® Dynamic Load Static Load Momentary Load
Load Capacity lbs. kg. lbs. kg. lbs. kg.
MN10 & MF10
Normal Centered (Recommended day-to-day) 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        
Except MN10 Side Knob BiSlide models (Vertical Stage)
MN10 - Side Knob (Manual only)
Normal Centered (Recommended day-to-day) 40 lbs. 18.1 40 lbs. 18.1 100 lbs. 45.36
Thrust 20 lbs. 9.07 40 lbs. 18.1 100 lbs. 45.36
MT10 - Tandem
Normal Centered (Recommended day-to-day) 600 lbs. 272.15 600 lbs. 272.15 2000 lbs. 907.2
Thrust 100 lbs. 45.36 100 lbs. 45.36 300 lbs. 136.08
Cantilevered 1000 lbs.-in. 113.00 n-m        
MB10 - Belt Drive (Motorized only)
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 (Recommended day-to-day) 150 lbs. 68.04 150 lbs. 68.04 150 lbs. 68.04
Thrust 3 lbs. 1.4 15 lbs. 6.8 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.

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).

 

 


Loads for Manual UniSlide® Assemblies

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
A15 A15 UniSlide 5 2.27 1 0.45 5 lb-in .6 N-m 10 lb-in 1.13 N-m
A25 A25 UniSlide 10 4.54 3 1.36 10 lb-in 1.13 N-m 20 lb-in 2.26 N-m
A40 A40 UniSlide 40 18.14 20† 9.07† 32 lb-in 3.62 N-m 64 lb-in 7.23 N-m
A60 A60 UniSlide 80 36.29 40† 18.14† 80 lb-in 9.04 N-m 160 lb-in 18.07 N-m
B90 B90 UniSlide 140 63.5 70 31.75 120 lb-in 13.6 N-m 240 lb-in 27.11 N-m

 

Loads for Motor-driven UniSlide Assemblies

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 horizontal load the stage can handle.

UniSlide Load Calculations

UniSlide Load Calculations

 


Loads for Manual and Motorized XSlide™ Assemblies


XSlide™ Dynamic Load Static Load Momentary Load
Load Capacity lbs. kg. lbs. kg. lbs. kg.
Normal Centered 35 lbs. 15.9 35 lbs. 15.9 140 lbs. 63.6
Thrust 10 lbs. 4.5 20 lbs. 9.07 120 lbs. 54.5
Cantilevered 32 lbs.-in. 3.6 N-m 65 lbs.-in 7.3 N-m 125 lbs.-in 14 N-m
XSlide Load Calculations
  XSlide Load Calculations
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Note: Because of the interlocking nature of the XSlide carriage and the dovetail ways, the maximum recommended load centered (normal) or under horizontal thrust would be comparable whether the slide was upright (Normal – LN), Inverted (LI) or set on the Edge (LE).

 


Load Capacity for Manual or Motor-driven Rotary Tables


Rotary Table Horizontal Central Load Cantilevered Load Vertical Central Load
Series lbs. kg. lbs. - in. N-m lbs. kg.
A48 200 lbs. 90.7 500 lbs.-in 56.5 N-m 25 lbs. 11.3
A59 50 lbs. 22.6 20 lbs.-in 2.26 N-m 5 lbs. 2.3

Load Capacity for Turntables

Turntable Horizontal Central Load Cantilevered Load Vertical Central Load
Model lbs. kg. lbs. - in N-m lbs. kg.
A2505TS 200 lbs. 90.7 Not recommended < 1 lb.* .45
A4007TS 200 lbs. 90.7 Not recommended < 1 lb.* .45

Rotary Table Load
  Rotary Table Load Calculations