When your application calls for a small, lightweight linear guide to provide precise and smooth positioning, there are many guides to choose from. However, if your linear motion application is in a harsh environment or where rust-preventive oil can’t be used, it can be difficult to find a guide with both high accuracy and the right construction. In addition, many intended operations can’t shut down for routine maintenance. In the past, designers in these instances typically paid a premium for precision linear guides made from stainless steel and with an optional lubricating feature.
At IKO, we had these situations in mind when we designed the ML Series ball-type linear motion rolling guides. The units feature stainless steel construction as standard so medical devices and equipment designed for X-Y-Z movement can achieve the same precise positioning as with carbon steel guides. The series also comes standard with C-Lube — a self-lubricating system with a built-in capillary element to provide long-lasting maintenance-free operation and cost savings. ML Series guides also provide the stable accuracy and rigidity that you expect from our wide range of ball-type linear motion rolling guides — even if your application presents variable load directions and sizes, or complex loads..
Not only are ML Series linear motion rolling guides an attractive choice, they also give you exceptional flexibility. With stainless steel and C-Lube available off-the-shelf, we can perform customizations, such as custom cutting rail length, at our local facilities, keeping lead times short to help you meet product development targets. In fact, we often turn around custom orders in two weeks or less.
ML Series linear motion rolling guides also feature:
- Smooth motion without an increase in rolling resistance.
- Ball-retaining bands on slide units.
- Standard and wide versions, with slide units ranging from short to extra long.
- Quiet operation.
Reduce Product Development Time and Costs
With all these features, including stainless steel construction and C-Lube technology, in one miniature linear guide, our ML Series ball-type linear motion rolling guides can satisfy a greater variety of applications. They also eliminate the need to specify — and wait for — an upgraded model. And, customization is fast. With our ML Series, you’ll realize greater flexibility, along with reduced product development time and costs.
For more information about our ML Series ball-type linear motion rolling guides, visit our product page.