Linear Guides

Franke Linear Systems are based on the tried and tested Franke principle of 4-point contact. The patented system of Guided Rollers, moves the rollers and raceways smoothly and seamlessly. Franke aluminium linear systems are perfectly suited for applications where highly dynamic movements needs lightweight design. Due to the outstanding functionality of 4-point contact and modular construction allows us to individually modify each Linear Systems to deliver precisely what your application needs.

Low Weight – High Load

The design principle of our Linear Systems makes them highly dynamic, quiet and maintenance-free.Wire raceways made of steel or non-corrosive steel, integrated into the aluminium body of a Franke guide rails ensure a high resilience and load capacity.

Modular structure for individual requirements
Franke Linear Systems can be modified individually to suit customer needs, thanks to their modular structure. You will always receive a solution that is ideally tailored to match your specific applications due to the use of various rail profiles and roller shoes, special cassettes, variable track widths or an integrated direct drive.

Profile Table

Profile Names Characteristics Stroke Lengths
FDA   FDB

FDC   FDD

FDE   FDG

FDH

  • Aluminium roller guides in various designs
    (e.g. non-corrosive, lubricant-free, LowCost)
  • All variations with inserted steel raceways
  • Large rollers for smooth and quiet running
  • Individually adjustable slide resistance
  • Infinitely variable from 200 to 4000 mm
    in one piece, infinitely coupled for longer
    stroke lengths

Product type

  • Cassette and double rail
  • Pair of roller shoes and pair of single rails

Characteristics

  • Aluminium roller guide in standard version
  • Integrated raceways made of steel
  • Rollers with needle bearings for smooth and eays running
  • Adjustable slide resistance
  • Vmax 10m / s, acceleration 40m / s2
  • Maintenance-free over the entire lifetime

Stroke lengths

  • Infinitely variable from 200 to 4000 mm
    in one piece, infinitely coupled for longer
    stroke lengths

CLICK FOR MORE TECHNICAL FDA STANDARD INFORMATION

Product type

  • Cassette and double rail
  • Pair of roller shoes and pair of single rails

Characteristics

  • Aluminium roller guide in low-cost-design
  • Integrated raceways made of steel
  • Rollers with ball bearings
  • Adjustable slide resistance
  • Vmax 10m / s, acceleration 40m / s2
  • Maintenance-free over the entire lifetime

Stroke lengths

  • Infinitely variable from 200 to 4000 mm
    in one piece, infinitely coupled for longer
    stroke lengths

CLICK FOR MORE TECHNICAL FDB LOW COST INFORMATION 

Product type

  • Cassette and double rail
  • Pair of roller shoes and pair of single rails

Characteristics

  • Aluminium roller guide in non-corrosive design
  • Integrated raceways made of non-corrosive steel
  • Rollers with needle bearings for smooth and easy running
  • Adjustable slide resistance
  • Vmax 10m / s, acceleration 40m / s2
  • Maintenance-free over the entire lifetime

Stroke lengths

  • Infinitely variable from 200 to 4000 mm
    in one piece, infinitely coupled for longer
    stroke lengths

CLICK FOR MORE TECHNICAL FDC NON-CORROSIVE INFORMATION

Product type

  • Cassette and double rail
  • Pair of roller shoes and pair of single rails

Characteristics

  • Aluminium roller guide in non-magnetic design
  • Integrated raceways made of non-magnetic steel
  • Rollers in needle bearings for smooth and easy running
  • Adjustable slide resistance
  • Vmax 10m / s, acceleration 40m / s2
  • Maintenance-free over the entire lifetime

Stroke lengths

  • Infinitely variable from 200 to 4000 mm
    in one piece, infinitely coupled for longer
    stroke lengths

CLICK FOR MORE TECHNICAL FDD NON-MAGNETIC INFORMATION

Product type

  • Cassette and double rail
  • Pair of roller shoes and pair of single rails

Characteristics

  • Aluminium roller guide in lubricant-free design
  • Integrated raceways made of steel
  • Lubricant-free rollers for smooth and clean running
  • Adjustable slide resistance
  • Vmax 10m / s, acceleration 40m / s2
  • Maintenance-free over the entire lifetime

Stroke lengths

  • Infinitely variable from 200 to 4000 mm
    in one piece, infinitely coupled for longer
    stroke lengths

CLICK FOR MORE TECHNICAL FDE LUBRICANT-FREE INFORMATION 

Product type

  • Cassette and double rail
  • Pair of roller shoes and pair of single rails

Characteristics

  • Aluminium roller guide in non-corrosive low cost design
  • Integrated raceways made of non-corrosive steel
  • Rollers with ball bearings
  • Adjustable slide resistance
  • Vmax 10m / s, acceleration 40m / s2
  • Maintenance-free over the entire lifetime

Stroke lengths

  • Infinitely variable from 200 to 4000 mm
    in one piece, infinitely coupled for longer
    stroke lengths

CLICK FOR MORE TECHNICAL FDG NON-CORROSIVE LOW COST INFORMATION 

Product type

  • Cassette and double rail
  • Pair of roller shoes and pair of single rails

Characteristics

  • Aluminium roller guide in highly dynamic design
  • Integrated raceways made of steel
  • Rollers with angular ball bearings for high speed and acceleration
  • Adjustable slide resistance
  • Vmax 10m / s, acceleration 40m / s2
  • Maintenance-free over the entire lifetime

Stroke lengths

  • Infinitely variable from 200 to 4000 mm
    in one piece, infinitely coupled for longer
    stroke lengths

CLICK FOR MORE TECHNICAL FDH HIGHLY DYNAMIC INFORMATION

Advantages

Highly dynamic, fast and quiet, enabling accuracy along the entire line.

Principle

4 Point Contact

4 Point Contact

Outstanding functionality due to the tried and tested 4-point contact. Wire raceways made of steel or non-corrosive steel inserted into the aluminium body ensure high resilience and load capacity. Allowing accuracy along the entire line.

Lightweight

Aluminium Design

Aluminium Design

Integrated raceways made of steel or non-corrosive steel take high loads from all directions. Franke Aluminium linear systems are perfectly suited for applications where highly dynamic movements and light weight design are paramount.

Maintenance

Lifetime Lubricated

Maintenance Free

Franke Linear guides comes with lifetime lubrication ensuring the guide runs evenly, quietly and cleanly. Central lubrication on Franke linear cassettes allows for high service life and mileage, in turn reducing downtime and maintenance.

Bespoke

Bespoke Choice

Bespoke Choice

Thanks to their modular structure Franke Linear Systems can be modified individually to suit customer needs. Available in sizes from of 0.5 to 25m+, 95% of our products are bespoke versions, designed and built to fit a customers application.

Bearing Types

SPECIFICATION
bespoke linear guides
LINEAR GUIDES
bespoke linear modules
LINEAR MODULES
TECHNICAL INFO

Linear Applications

Water Jet Cutter
Water Jet Cutter
Requirements
Cutting with water jets calls for exact and rapid movements of the cutting head above the work piece, to create even and smooth edges to travel along even more complex geometries.

Solution
Franke Linear Motor module FTH Drive with integrated direct drive.

Advantages
Lightweight aluminium design for low weight and dynamic movement. The linear motor is integrated in the rail profile. This makes the module extremely flat and ensures it requires very little mounting space. The aluminium body and the non-corrosive running bars make the system insensitive to moisture.

Dental X-Ray Device
Dental X-Ray Device
Requirements
Linear Guide used in secondary panel of the dental X-Ray device. Purpose of the panel is to enable exact X-Ray imaging. Primary requirement that the unit travels without any oscillation and the guide must run easily and smoothly.

Solution
FDL12 integrated directly into the customised carriage mount. A lateral grub screw used to set the slide resistance and the stiffness of the system. This guarantees movement without any oscillation.

Advantages
The guide runs evenly, quietly and cleanly. The elevated preload ().6 to ).8N) ensures that the secondary panel travels free from oscillation. The guide comes with lifetime lubrication. The sealed, single-row ball bearing means that no lubricant can leak to the outside.

Food Packaging
Food Packaging
Requirements
Due to working at high speeds the linear guides needed must be resistant to aggressive materials (e.g salt, sugar, spray water). The machine had stoke lengths of 1500mm to 2100mm with an average annual mileage of 30,000km per year.

Solution
The aluminium roller guides in series FDA20

Advantages
The aluminium roller guides FDA enables speeds of up to 10m/s. The stroke lengths are infinitely variable. Central lubrication on the cassette achieves high service life and substantial mileage. Grease nipples fitted to the front, allow for convenient lubricant replenishment while the guides are fitted.

Mattress Production
Mattress Production
Requirements
Bonding points to bond the mattresses are positioned in the centre of the gantry. The guides are used to travel to the gantry along the x and y axes. The assembly surfaces of the guides are not processed in order to save costs.

Solution
The aluminium roller guide FDA25 in a length of 2000mm.

Advantages
The guide unit, motorised by a toothed belt, travels at a speed of 50m/min. The guide is fitted directly to the unprocessed aluminium substructure. This involves mounting aluminium on aluminium, which means there is no bi-metal edict in the event of temperature fluctuations. This cost efficient solution makes the system competitive.

Camera Slider
Camera Slider
Requirements
Quiet Operation, homogeneous movement and low weight.

Solution
Franke Linear Systems in a variety of lengths with accessories.

Advantages
Lightweight aluminium design for low carrying weight, large-scale rollers for smooth and quiet running and a broad range of accessories to adapt in a variety of shooting situations

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