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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- 9mm 95mm - 1860N 2550N
RS Stock No. 176-6693
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- 20mm 640mm - 17750N 27760N
RS Stock No. 176-6675
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- 12mm 220mm - 2840N 3920N
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- 15mm 350mm - 4610N 5590N
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- 23mm 640mm - 26480N 36490N
RS Stock No. 176-6662
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- 15mm 150mm - 11380N 16970N
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£83.10
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- 15mm 630mm - 11380N 16970N
RS Stock No. 176-6664
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- 7mm 300mm - 980N 1240N
RS Stock No. 176-6692
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£48.90
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- 20mm 340mm - 17750N 27760N
RS Stock No. 176-6674
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RS Stock No. 176-6678
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£21.14
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- 15mm 230mm - 4610N 5590N
RS Stock No. 176-6682
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£314.73
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RS Stock No. 176-6671
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- 9mm 395mm - 1860N 2550N
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