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Linear Guides

Linear guide installation can be a pivotal element of the successful operation of a machine, and improperly installed guides can lead to premature failure and costly repairs.

With MISUMI's Linear Guides Master Class, dive deep into the technical elements of proper sizing and selection, and get hands-on with measurement and installation of a variety of types of linear guides.

Course Agenda

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:30 LM Guide Selection Overview

  • Selection method
    • Accuracy grades
    • Preloads
    • Load capacities
  • LM guide construction
    • Gothic vs circular arc
    • DF vs DB contact

10:45-12:00 Designing an LM System

  • Single vs multiple rail configurations
  • Dowel pin / shoulder design and placement
  • Design for installation (effects of accuracy grade and preload choices on installation)
  • Accessories for installation (linear locks, height adjusting blocks, etc)

1:00-2:30 Hands-on Demo

  • Install with datums and dial indicators (no alignment)
    • Measure misalignment and drag force
  • Install with Datum and align second rail with indicator
    • Measure alignment and drag force

2:45-4:00 Hands-on Demo

  • Install rail with datum and float second rail with table
    • Measure alignment and drag force
  • Induce similar misalignment on a MLG set
    • Measure drag force

Open session Q&A

Coming soon...

Additional course offerings are in development including the following:

  • Punches & Dies
  • Linear Guides Lubrication & Maintenance
  • Ball Screws

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