Linear Guides - Rails

A linear guide rail is a fixed beam cut to length, along which any number of items can move freely, depending on the load needed and the configuration of the fixture. Linear guide rails are typically used on doors, machine guarding and seating. 


Types of linear guides


Guides with plain motion 

Plain bearings are the simplest type of linear guides, with their straightforward construction and easy installation process. There are several types, including boxway and dovetail, both of which can carry high loads. 


Guides with rolling motion

Rolling linear guides incorporate balls or rollers between two bearing surfaces. They can be recirculating or non-recirculating: recirculating designs have ongoing motion along the rail and so can continue to roll for an infinite distance, while non-recirculating designs are limited by the length of the bearing. 


Types of rails

There are various different types of linear rails, ranging from 'V'-shaped steel rails through to compact shaft raceways and flexible options made from stainless steel and aluminium.


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RS Stock No. 176-6681
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MYR1,100.80
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- 15mm 630mm - 4610N 5590N
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MYR162.14
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- 9mm 95mm - 1860N 2550N
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MYR298.18
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- 15mm 350mm - 11380N 16970N
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MYR2,099.32
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- 15mm 1000mm - 4610N 5590N
RS Stock No. 176-6663
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MYR248.00
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- 7mm 108mm - 980N 1240N
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MYR424.59
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- 23mm 340mm - 26480N 36490N
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MYR165.62
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- 20mm 200mm - 17750N 27760N
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MYR570.93
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- 15mm 630mm - 11380N 16970N
RS Stock No. 176-6680
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MYR766.48
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- 15mm 430mm - 4610N 5590N
RS Stock No. 176-6674
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MYR216.62
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- 12mm 120mm - 2840N 3920N
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MYR673.71
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- 9mm 395mm - 1860N 2550N
RS Stock No. 176-6659
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MYR407.09
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- 5mm 210mm - 540N 840N
RS Stock No. 176-6668
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MYR204.74
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- 9mm 120mm - 1860N 2550N
RS Stock No. 176-6700
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MYR1,262.15
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- 28mm 1000mm - 38740N 52190N
RS Stock No. 176-6656
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MYR104.22
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- 5mm 45mm - 540N 840N
RS Stock No. 176-6687
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MYR373.06
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- 15mm 430mm - 11380N 16970N
RS Stock No. 176-6664
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MYR269.45
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- 7mm 300mm - 980N 1240N
RS Stock No. 176-6669
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MYR221.19
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- 9mm 155mm - 1860N 2550N
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MYR335.96
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- 20mm 340mm - 17750N 27760N
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MYR269.32
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- 15mm 230mm - 11380N 16970N
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