With so many bearing shapes, races, precision controls, etc., there are myriad linear slide  available to people. This works as part of the server application. Further, all the better combinations work out due to simplicity and the load-bearing capacity. It also includes rigidity and versatility. All of these are integrated for the intended use.

Types of linear slides used.

  1. Boxway slides

The box way slides are just the plain slide bearings. Further, but instead of dovetail-shaped protrusion, there is a square rig with flanges. It is on top that usually forms a T shape. These slides are used for handling heavier tools due to the large projected space area. Also, the location of contact is between the rail and carriage.

  1. Sleeve bearing slides

These bearings use cylindrical surfaces, also called brushings and journals. Likewise, the brushing is a hollow cylinder. Also, the linear slide is constructed right to the carriage with the journal in a long shaft with the guide rail on the base. The simple construction is what makes the slides unique. Also, it can be loaded in any direction.

  1. Dovetail slides

These are the slides used in the plain surface bearings using low friction and lubrication. Besides, it is called the linear dovetail slide because of its identical negative geometry. The negative is used primarily in the protrusion of carriage. The configuration is done on the dovetail table. It can stay on both lateral and radial loads.

  1. Ball screw

It is one side of a linear slide combining ball bearings with power screws. The screw drive has an Acme profile engaging in the nut through the sliding contact. The ball helps to lower the fiction as the roller ball bearings.


The rollers, balls, and bearings are major components used. Make use of the best pieces to create a whole motor linear system.