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UniSlide® B90 Series



The B90 Series UniSlide stage has a body width of 9 inches, slider length of 9 inches, carrying a 400 lbs. horizontal load. The B90 can travel up to 39" with the 9" slider/carriage. The B90 is ideal where a heavy-duty workhorse is required.

B90 Series UniSlides are comprised of an aluminum alloy extruded dovetail base with 60 degree opposing V-type ways. An aluminum alloy carriage that runs in the dovetail ways of the base. Lead screws are constrained and supported with steel thrust bearings and snap ring retainer. The lead screw drive nut is a tension adjustable nut made of Delrin providing low friction, and minimal backlash.

The B90 Series UniSlide is available in 3 models/styles. Seven lead screw pitches are available.


Linear UniSlide Assembly Style/Model Options

The UniSlide Series and the styles below combine to create a complete UniSlide Assembly model. Additional options and accessories can be added (See Options/Accessories). Standard style/model options for UniSlide B90 Series Assemblies include:

Free Sliding A60  UniSlide

Free Sliding Model – The simplest UniSlide Assembly where the slider is moved by hand. This features a linear dovetail bearing for smooth motion.

Screw Drive UniSlide

Screw Drive Models – Slide movement is controlled by a lead screw. There are English and metric diameter lead screws available in 1/2" and 14 mm. Each have different advance ratings.

 UniSlide A60 with Graduate Knob

Graduated Knob Models – The position of the payload is measured by combining the readings from the linear scale and engraved knob or drum dial. Measures position from 0.0001" or 0.01 mm.

 

There is a motorized version of the B90 Series UniSlide - MB90 Series. Other configurations and sizes are available on the other Series UniSlide Assemblies - A15, A25, A40, A60.


UniSlide Configurations

The basic linear UniSlide is a 1-axis stage. UniSlides can be combined for multiple axes in a wide range of lengths and payload capacities. See Examples for images of various multi-axis UniSlides and combinations that include other Velmex stages.

UniSlide Configurations

UniSlide Specifications – Manually-Operated Assemblies

Factors such as size of the motor, size of the payload, travel distance, mounting direction/plane, etc. effect the actual capability of any assembly. Please contact Velmex Application Engineers to configure a system that will meet your exact requirements.

A15 UniSlide UniSlide® B90 Series
Travel Distance‡ 3" - 39" 7.62 – 99 cm
Base Length 12" - 48" 30.48 – 121.92 cm
Slider Length 9" 22.86 cm
Weight 21 –59.75 lbs. 9.5 – 27.10 kg.
Height 3.13" 7.95 cm
Width 9" 22.86 cm
 
Maximum Horizontal Load 400 lbs. 182 kg.
Horizontal Central Load 400 lbs. 182 kg.
Cantilevered Load 480 lb-in 54.2 N-m
Vertical Central 100 lbs. 45 kg.
Load Normal (LN)* 140 lbs. 63.5 kg.
Load Thrust (LT)* 70 lbs. 31.75 kg.
Cantilever Side (LCS)* 120 lb-in 13.6 N-m
Cantilever Inline (LCI)* 240 lb-in 27.11 N-m

* Normal Operating Loads are less than the maximum.
‡ Standard travel distances available are in 3" increments.


Repeatability 0.00015" (4 microns) typical
Straight line accuracy 0.003"(0.076 mm) over entire travel distance. Higher accuracy 0.0015" (0.038mm) available
Screw lead accuracy 0.003"/10" (0.076 mm/25 cm) 0.0015"/10" available. Consult factory.
Operating temperature 0 to 180° F (-18 to 82° C)


Lead Screws Available for B90 Series

B90 Series Lead Screws

Basic Dimensions for B90 Series UniSlide Assemblies

A40Dimensions

 

Options/Accessories

An array of options and accessories is available for the A60 Series UniSlide Assemblies

Adapter Plates

XY Plates – allow two UniSlides to be converted into an XY motion system. For more specifics and to see the adapter plates in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

B9000XY Adapter Plates

B9000XY Adapter Plate – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series or to an A60 Series in XY. (The B90 would be the base stage.)

XZ Plates – Allow UniSlide assemblies to be positioned vertically facing in any of four directions. For more specifics and to see the adapter plates in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

B9000XZ Adapter Plates

B9000XZ Adapter Plate – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series or to an A60 Series in XZ. (The B90 would be the base horizontal stage.)

XZ Brackets – allow UniSlide assemblies to be positioned vertically, facing in any of four directions and perpendicular to the X or Y plane. For more specifics and to see the brackets in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

B9001XZ Adapter Brackets

B9001XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series (up to 18") or to an A60 Series (up to 18") in XZ. (The B90 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B9002XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series (21"- 24") or to an A60 Series (21"- 24") in XZ. (The B90 would be the base horizontal stage.) (The A60 would be the base horizontal stage.)
B9003XZ Adapter Bracket – To mount an B90 Series UniSlide to another B90 Series (over 24") or to an A60 Series (over 24") in XZ. (The B90 would be the base horizontal stage.)

Platform Shelves

Platform Shelf – A right angled bracket designed to be used with UniSlide® Elevating Tables. However, they also can be used with vertically mounted UniSlide Assemblies to support a payload. The shelf can be inverted depending on the motion required.

For more specifics and to see the shelf in use on a Velmex stage visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

UniSlides with two different size sliders

Slider Lengths - Varying length carriages (sliders) can be added to all models of UniSlide Assemblies. Choosing a longer slider reduces the standard travel distance. 9" is the standard slider on the B90 Series. 12" is the optional length available for the B90.

Variety of Knobs for UniSlides

Alternative Knobs – A variety of knob styles can be substitute for the standard knob available on the particular style/model of UniSlide Assembly.

 

• Knobs with cranks including:
    – Plain knob (2 3/4" diameter)
    – Drum dial
    – Engraved knob (2 3/4" diameter)

B90 Series Standard Knobs Available
Click to Open

A25 Standard Knobs

 

Locks – There are a number ways to lock the carriage (slider) position on UniSlides. They include:

Thumb lock on lead screw

Thumbscrew-on-Lead-Screw Lock (-TL) – An easy method to fix the slider utilizing a simple thumbscrew. The thumbscrew lock increases the overall length of the UniSlide base. This lock type is not available on Rapid Advance models.

Travelling Slider Lock

Traveling Slider Lock (-TSL) – This lock attaches to the slider to lock the carriage in place. Available on Free Sliding, Screw Motion and Graduated Knob models only.

Revolution Counter

Revolution Counter (-RC) – A mechanical revolution counter provides a convenient 1/10 revolution increment count. Readouts in either 0.01" or 0.1 mm. Counts precisely with 0.100" or 1 mm lead screws. Other screws require additional calculations. For details see UniSlide Counter page.

Right angle gear box on UniSlide

Right Angle Gearbox – Allows the control knob or wheel to be offset perpendicular to the UniSlide ways. Ideal for tight spaces or applications where access to the end of the stage is limited. Available on A25, A40, A60 and B90 Series.

For more specifics on the gearbox visit the UniSlide Adapters page.

Way covers on UniSlides

Way Covers (-WC) – Protect the slider and dovetail base from dust, dirt and grit that could hamper the efficient operation of the slide. Way covers increase slider height and reduce the travel length of linear UniSlide stages. Available on free sliding, screw drive and graduated knob models of the A60 Series Assemblies.

Black Anodized XY B90 UniSlides

Finishes – Standard UniSlide Assemblies have a brushed aluminum finish. Optional finishes are available at an additional charge and include:

 

• Black Anodizing, additional colors also available. (pictured)
• Hard Coat Anodized and dyed black
• Electroless Nickel Plated
• Specialized coatings for specific applications such as food processing or medical applications
• Modifications for use in a vacuum environment

VRO with an UniSlide Assembly

Encoders and VRO™ Encoder Readout For a high resolution position readout an encoder and Velmex's VRO encoder readout can be mounted to most linear UniSlide assemblies. An encoder, mounted directly to the slider gives a true and accurate reading eliminating lead screw and backlash errors. (Not available on all UniSlide models.) SEE: Velmex Controls on the Encoders and the VRO Readout for additional details.

 

 


For .STP files, you may need to right click on the download button and save the "target" or "link".


Free Slides
Series Type File Name Description Download View
B90 STP B9012A-S9.stp Free Slide, 3" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9015A-S9.stp Free Slide, 6" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9018A-S9.stp Free Slide, 9" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9021A-S9.stp Free Slide, 12" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9024A-S9.stp Free Slide, 15" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9027A-S9.stp Free Slide, 18" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9030A-S9.stp Free Slide, 21" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9033A-S9.stp Free Slide, 24" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9036A-S9.stp Free Slide, 27" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9039A-S9.stp Free Slide, 30" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9042A-S9.stp Free Slide, 33" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9045A-S9.stp Free Slide, 36" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9048A-S9.stp Free Slide, 39" Travel Download Button -

Lead Screw / Rapid Advance
Series Type File Name Description Download View
3" Travel
B90 STP B9012xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 3" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9012xxx-S9.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 3" Travel Download Button -
6" Travel
B90 STP B9015xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 6" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9015xxx-S9.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 6" Travel Download Button -
9" Travel
B90 STP B9018xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 9" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9018xxx-S9.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 9" Travel Download Button -
12" Travel
B90 STP B9021xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 12" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9021xxx-S9.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 12" Travel Download Button -
15" Travel
B90 STP B9024xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 15" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9024xxx-S9.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 15" Travel Download Button -
18" Travel
B90 STP B9027xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 18" Travel Download Button -
B90 STP B9027xxx-S9.stp Lead screw, graduated knob, 18" Travel Download Button -
21" Travel
B90 STP B9030xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 21" Travel Download Button -
24" Travel
B90 STP B9033xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 24" Travel Download Button -
27" Travel
B90 STP B9036xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 27" Travel Download Button -
30" Travel
B90 STP B9039xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 30" Travel Download Button -
33" Travel
B90 STP B9042xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 33" Travel Download Button -
36" Travel
B90 STP B9045xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 36" Travel Download Button -
39" Travel
B90 STP B9048xx-S9.stp Lead screw, basic knob and crank, 39" Travel Download Button -