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Velmex Precision Motion-Control And Positioning Equipment

Velmex slides, stages and tables are available in manual or motor-driven configurations. Standard “off-the-shelf” sizes are built-to-order to the customer's required configuration specifications. Custom sizes and configurations are also available. No minimum or maximum quantity requirements.

Thousands are in use providing simple, rugged, reliable motion. Velmex positioning products are globally recognized and include:

Linear Slides/Stages
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  UniSlide® BiSlide® XSlide™
  Manual UniSlide Motorized BiSlide Motorized XSlide
Summary Versatile. More choices in sizes, screw pitches, etc. Improved cantilevered load performance. Longer travel distances Highly configurable with frames and bases. Smaller, more compact. Cost effective.
Size 8 different size cross sections from 1.5" wide to 9" wide 3.4" W x 2.5" H 1.9" W x 1.2"H
Slider Length 1.5" - 12" (3.1 to 30.5 cm) 4.6" (11.7 cm) 2" (5.1 cm)
Load Capacity Depends on the series. Horizontal up to 400 lbs / 180 kg - Vertical up to 100 lbs / 45 kg Horizontal 300 lbs /135 kg Vertical 100 lbs /4 5 kg Horizontal 35 lbs / 15 kg Vertical 10 lbs / 4.5 kg
Maximum Travel Distance 42" / 107 cm 228" / 579 cm (5.8 m) 30.5" / 77.5 cm
Conversion to Multi-Axis Systems Uses adapters and brackets. Uses cleats. Easy to configure. More versatile. Uses cleats. Easy to configure.
Lead Screw 7 screw pitches in two accuracy grades. 5 screw pitches in 2 accuracy grades. Optional: High speed belt drive. 7 screw pitches in 2 accuracy grades.
Ways Dovetail ways. Slider rides inside the guide ways. 45 degree opposing dovetail ways and a strong I-beam profile. Slider rides inside the guide ways. 45 degree opposing dovetail ways. Slider rides on the outside of the guide ways.
  UniSlide Cross Section BiSlide Cross Section XSlide Cross Section
Finish Standard: No finish - base aluminum Optional: Hard coat black anodized, or nickel-plated Hard Coat Black Anodized Hard Coat Black Anodized

Cross Sections – The cross sections of the Velmex linear stages are a key differentiation. While the three Velmex linear stages all have bases with dovetail ways, they each have a different cross-section profile. (images above) The sliders (carriages) each ride on the ways differently.


Velmex UniSlide Group. UniSlide linear slides and stages are compact, delivering maximum travel in the shortest amount of work space. UniSlide Logo

Velmex UniSlide® Assemblies are available in a variety of configurations, models and sizes including Linear Slide Assemblies, Elevating Tables and XY Tables. All available as manually-operated or motor-driven stages. Linear UniSlides have a load capacity up to 400 lbs horizontally and 100 lbs vertically with travel distances to 42". UniSlide Elevating Tables and XY Tables can lift up to 100 lbs.

UniSlide Manually-OperatedUniSlide Motor-Driven

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Velmex BiSlide® Assembly's modular design makes it highly configurable for a multitude of different motion-control applications. A several models including free motion and lead-screw available both manually-operated and motor-driven. BiSlide Assemblies have a load capacity of 300 lbs. horizontally. BiSlide configurations come in travel lengths up to 80". The Belt-Drive BiSlide can travel 228".

Manually-Operated BiSlideMotor-Driven BiSlides

Velmex offers several pre-configured specialized BiSlide systems including the Side Knob BiSlide, Parallel-coupled BiSlides and Belt-Driven BiSlides.

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XSlide™ is a compact positioning stage for smaller loads and ideal for limited space applications, highly suitable for either high performance incrementing or scanning functions. Travel lengths up to 30 inches. The assemblies have a load capacity of 35 lbs. horizontally.

Manually-Operated XSlidesMotor-Driven XSlide

Rotary Systems

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Robust, fast and smooth turning performance from Velmex Rotary Tables and Turntables. Two sizes of rotary tables with varying gear ratios are available both manually-operated and motor-driven. The largest Rotary Table has a load capacity up to 200 lbs.

Manual Rotary TablesMotor-Drive Rotary Tables

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Velmex turntables

Simple, easy manual rotating motion with Velmex Turntables. The Velmex Turntables can handle horizontal payloads to 200 lbs.

Manually Operated Turntable

Pre-configured Systems

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Velmex offers a number of it's stages already pre-configured for specific applications. These include UniSlide XY and Elevating Tables with large bases and payload plates. Also available is our globally-recognized Tree Ring Measuring system using Velmex UniSlide® linear stages and our concrete void analyzing (Petrography) system using either UniSlide® or BiSlide® Assemblies.

XY TablesElevating Tables

Tree Ring System at University  
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Tree Ring SystemPetrography

Velmex Controls

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Velmex Controls include VXM™ Controllers for easy control of single or multi-axis systems and VRO™ Readouts for ultra-precise position information. AC and DC motors; and linear, magentic and rotary encoders are also available.

MotorsVXM Controller


EncodersVRO Readout


Velmex Controls
Components for Velmex positioning devices

Details on accessories, options and other components that are combined with Velmex devices to construct positioning systems that address your specific requirements.

VXM Controller

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