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Configuring BiSlide® Stages with Adapters and Frames

Note: Custom systems may require a variation of a particular plate, bracket, gusset, mounting or frame.

  • Adapter Plates
  • Brackets/Gussets
  • Framing
  • Post Assemblies
  • Hardware
  • Preconfigured Bases
  • Right-Angled Gearboxes

Adapter Plates

Adapter Plates and Spacers – use BiSlide adapter plates for vertical mounts; to create a larger base support; to mount Velmex rotary tables and turntables to the BiSlide; to as auxiliary payload mounting plates to support larger payload footprints.

MSPP-1 Foot Plate – Used as part of the foot for BiSlide bases and post assemblies.

MSPP-1  Plate Foot Plate

MSPP-2 Adapter Plate –Multipurpose adapter plate (4.6" x 4.6" x 0.375")

MSPP-2  Plate MSPP-2 Plate on carriage

MSPP-3 Adapter Plate – Use to mount Rotary Table (A48 or B48 Series) to BiSlide.

MSPP-3 Plate MSPP-3 Between BiSlide and Rotary Table

MSPP-4 Adapter Plate – Use to mount Rotary Table (A59 or B59 Series) to BiSlide.

MSPP-4  Plate MSPP-4 on BiSlide Post

MSPP-5 Adapter Plate – Use to end mount BiSlide extrusion.

MSPP-5  Plate End mounted MSPP-5 Adapter Plate

IM001-130-131 Plate – Payload plate to expand the carriage (8" x 8" x 0.375")

IM001-130-131 Plate Offset payload expansion plate

IM001-130-132 Plate – Payload plate to expand the carriage (12" x 12" x 0.375")

IM001-130-132 Plate Larger offset payload expansion plate

XS001-20 – connects an XSlide™ to a BiSlide.

XS001-20 Plate Plate to connect XSlide and BiSlide

BiSlide Adapter Plate Drawings
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MSPP-1 Foot Plate

MSPP-1 Foot Plate

MSPP-2 Adapter Plate

MSPP-2 Adapter Plate

MSPP-3 Adapter Plate

MSPP-3 Adapter Plate

MSPP-4 Adapter Plate

MSPP-4 Adapter Plate

MSPP-5 Adapter Plate

MSPP-5 Adapter Plate

IM001-130-131 Plate

IM001-130-131 Plate

IM001-130-132 Plate

IM001-130-132 Plate

XS001-20 Plate

XS001-20 Plate

 


BiSlide Adapter Plate CAD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP IM001-104 MSPP-2 Standard Universal Plate.stp MSPP-2 Multi-purpose adapter plate (4.6" c 4.6" X 0.375") Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF IM001-105 MSPP-3 4800 BiSlide plate MSPP-3 Adapter plate to mount Rotary Table (A48 or B48 Series) to BiSlide Download Button Download Button
STP IM001-106 MSPP-4 5990 Plate.stp MSPP-4 Adapter plate to mount Rotary Table (A59 or B59 Series) to BiSlide Download Button -
STP IM001-107 MSPP-5 End Mounted Plate.stp MSPP-5 Adapter plate to end mount BiSlide extrusion. Download Button -
STP IM001-108 MSPP-6 Optical Plate.stp MSPP-6 Adapter plate to end mount BiSlideto an optical bench Download Button -
STP / PDF IM001-130-131 8x8 Top Plate with Standoffs BiSlide payload plate to expand the carriage (8" x 8" x 0.375")  Download Button Download Button
PDF IM001-132 12x12 Top Plate.pdf BiSlide payload plate to expand the carriage (12" x 12" x 0.375")    Download Button
STP / PDF MSPP-10A Two carriages in one slide body with mounting holes Tandem BiSlide Plate to connect to dual carriages together. Download Button Download Button
STP XS001-20 XSlide to BiSlide adapter plate.stp Adapter plate that connects an XSlide to a BiSlide. Download Button -

 

 


Angle Brackets and Gussets

Angle Brackets and Gussets – Use XZ angle brackets and gussets as braces for vertical BiSlide assemblies perpendicular to the X or Y plane to provide higher rigidity. They are available in various sizes for vertical and gantry mounting. The GSTU Gusset pictured below is adjustable to provide added stability to longer vertical runs.

BiSlide angle brackets and gussets BiSlide with angle bracket
  BiSlide Adjustable Gusset  

 

BiSlide Bracket / Gusset Drawings
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Inline Gussets for BiSlide Framing and Support

Inline Gussets

Crossing and Free Standing Gussets for BiSlide Framing and Support

Crossing Gussets

 


BiSlide Bracket / Gusset CADD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP GST-1-FX.stp XZ Bracket (10" x13") Free Standing Download Button -
STP GST-1-L.stp XZ Bracket in line Download Button -
STP GST-2-FX.stp XZ Bracket Free Standing Download Button -
STP GST-2-L.stp XZ Bracket in line Download Button -

 

 


BiSlide Framing

The versatility of the BiSlide's modular design enables building of complex configurations. A variety of framing components can be combined and connected, disassembled and reassembled in alternate configurations to build BiSlide structures as needed.

T-Slot Plate – Rugged, hard anodized aluminum extrusions with abundant T-slots for multiple attachment possibilities. The T-Slot Plate creates a heavy-duty support structure for building BiSlide mounting and framing structures or configuring multiple coordinates.

T-Slot Plate and Base BiSlide framing

I-Beam BiSlide Base – The extruded I-beam base is made from a hard alloy aluminum and includes T-slots on each side to easily connect BiSlides to each other or attach the BiSlide to a frame or base structure.

I-Beam base BiSlide with angle bracket

T-Nuts , mounting bolts and other hardware – to create strong, secure attachments. Can also be used with the cleats.

Hardware Use of hardware

Post Assemblies – Attach at right angles to the BiSlide Assembly to provide a convenient method to connect rotary tables or other accessories at a right angle, a distance from the carriage surface. Supports an adapter plate either vertically or horizontally.

Close-up post assembly Verticle post assembly

Support Rails (T3) – BiSlide Support Rails are attached to the frame or a surface to provide added support to the system, particularly multi-axis configurations. 2 rails, bolts, nults and cleats are included.

Close-up support rail Gantry with support rails

Foot – Acts as an adjustable foot for BiSlide bases and post assemblies. (LFS-1) (Shown with a MSPP-1 foot plate.)

foot Motorized BiSlide on frame

Framing Component Drawings
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I-Beam and T-Slot Plate Extrusions
I-Beam T-Slot Plate

T3 Support Rails

T3 - Support Rails

Post Assemblies

Post Assemblies

 


BiSlide Framing CAD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP / PDF BiSlide Cleat MC-1 BiSlide - MC-1 Cleat Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF BiSlide Cleat MC-2 BiSlide - MC-2 Cleat Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF BiSlide Optical Table Cleat MC-3 BiSlide - MC-3 Cleat for Optical Table Mounting Download Button Download Button

 

 


Post Assemblies.

Post Assemblies – Attach at right angles to the BiSlide Assembly to provide a convenient method to connect rotary tables or other accessories at a right angle, a distance from the carriage surface. Supports an adapter plate either vertically or horizontally.

Close-up post assembly Verticle post assembly

Post Assembly Drawings

Post Assemblies

 


Hardware

Hardware for BiSlide Assemblies includes cleats, bolts, and T-nuts.

Cleats - Use BiSlide cleats to create rigid XY attachments, mountings for optical tables and attachments to other T-slot framing systems. The cleats are also used to secure BiSlides for longer travel distances and to support larger loads. Cleating Recommendations.

MC-1 – Standard 1 hole cleat. Mounts the BiSlide to a frame / base / surface. Can be used to mount to other BiSlides in an XY, XZ or XYZ configuration.

MC-1 Cleat  

MC-2 – Standard 2 hole cleat. Mounts the BiSlide to a frame / base / surface. Can be used to mount to other BiSlides in an XY, XZ or XYZ configuration.

MC-2 Cleat MC2 Cleat on BiSlide

MC-3 – 2 hole cleat with 2" center to center for use with optical benches with 1" or 25 mm centers.

MC-3 Cleat MC-3 Cleat on BiSlide

MC-4 – Sandwich cleats - used to connect two parallel bases.

MC-4 Sandwich Cleat Sandwich Cleat on BiSlide

T-Nuts , mounting bolts and other hardware – to create strong, secure attachments. Can also be used with the cleats.

Hardware Use of hardware

BiSlide Cleats/Hardware CAD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP / PDF BiSlide Cleat MC-1 BiSlide - MC-1 Cleat Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF BiSlide Cleat MC-2 BiSlide - MC-2 Cleat Download Button Download Button
STP / PDF BiSlide Optical Table Cleat MC-3 BiSlide - MC-3 Cleat for Optical Table Mounting Download Button Download Button
PDF IM003-1-T-nut.vcd T-nut - Download Button

 

 


Preconfigured Frames/Bases

F2 Style – has I-Beam top rails running parallel on two sides. These are ideal for supporting parallel coupled BiSlide Assemblies.

F2 framing F2 frame with parallel BiSlide

F4 Style bases have I-Beam top rails on all four sides for maximum support of heavy loads.

F4 Base F4 frame

 

BiSlide Bases


Right Angle Gearbox

Right Angle Gearbox – Allows the control knob or wheel to be offset perpendicular to the BiSlide ways / centerline. Control knob can be positioned any one of four ways: up, down left or right. Ideal for tight spaces or applications where access to the end of the stage is limited. Note the offset, right-angle gearbox must be ordered with the stage. It cannot be retrofitted.

Right Angled Gearbox Gearbox on vertical BiSlide

Right-Angled Gearbox Drawing
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Right Angle Gearbox


Right-Angled Gearbox CADD
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Type File Name Description Download View
STP R_Angle_Assy_Detailed-lr.stp Gearbox - A60 or B90 Series - Left or right orientation Download Button -
SAT Rt-angle-left-right.sat Gearbox - A60 or B90 Series - Left or right orientation Download Button -
STP large_R_Angle_Assy_up-down.stp Gearbox - A60 or B90 Series - Up or down orientation Download Button -
SAT large-rt-angle-up-down.sat Gearbox - A60 or B90 Series - Up or down orientation Download Button -