Self-Lubricating Slide Guides resist contamination.

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Constructed with 45° rail geometry, inert Self Lubricating Slide Guides have no ball or roller bearings, enabling units to withstand washdown, dusty and dirty environments, and corrosive chemicals. Teflon® pads bonded to inside of carriage minimize friction while providing sliding linear motion. Offered in ¾, 1, and 1¼ in. wide rails sizes, products handle dynamic loads from 50-200 lb and static loads from 100-700 lb, depending on product width.



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Tusk Self Lubricating Slide Guides Resist Contamination



(Bethel, Connecticut; March 12, 2005) -- New Tusk Self Lubricating Slide Guides don't use ball or roller bearings so they are inert, can be washed down, provide long life in dusty and dirty environments, resist corrosive chemicals, etc. They provide an ideal solution to the linear motion requirements of the food and pharmaceutical processing and medical equipment industries. Teflon pads bonded to the inside of the carriage minimize friction while providing sliding linear motion. The unique 45-degree rail geometry ensures maximum bearing contact area while providing smooth quiet operation. Tusk Self-Lubricating Slide Guides also provide a more economical solution for applications that don't require the load and moment capacity, speed and accuracy associated with more expensive rolling element linear rail guides.

Tusk Self Lubricating Slide Guides are offered in three rails sizes that are each available in lengths of 7, 13, 19, 25 and 31 inches. The ¾ inch wide blocks and rails handle dynamic loads of 50 pounds and static loads of 100 pounds. The 1-inch wide blocks and rails handle dynamic loads of 100 pounds and static loads of 450 pounds. The 1-1/4 inch wide rails handle dynamic loads of 200 pounds and static loads of 700 pounds. It should be noted that Tusk Self-Lubricating Slide Guides are not drop-in replacements for traditional rolling element rail guide systems but rather are best utilized in applications where downward compressive loads are uniformly applied. Tusk application engineers can provide more detailed information and recommendations.

For more information, contact Tusk Direct -- Tel: 800-447-2042 (203-790-4611 in Connecticut), Fax: 203-748-5147, Email: sales@tuskdirect.com, Web site: www.tuskdirect.com

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