Dovetail Air Slides

 

Dovetail Air Slides

Dovetail Linear Stages Match High Stability with Incredible Precision

Dovetail Air Slides sit in the middle of the linear slides catalog, offering unique benefits for a wide array of industries. Compared with end-supported air slides, the dovetail slides feature a constant support configuration, offering heavier load-carrying capacity. Continually supported linear slides allow for high acceleration and zero hysteresis for machine tooling, delivering exceptional stiffness and damping.

The continual support configuration prevents guide bar sag, which can occur over a long span. The dovetails also feature the lowest profile track, making them an ideal fit for space-conscious linear motion applications. All of our dovetail air slides are easily retrofitted to your current system, and feature mounting points for your choice of encoders and noncontact linear motors.

As with all of our air slide units, the dovetail air slides meet ISO Class 3, and arguably ISO Class 1 cleanroom compliance standards, making them a compelling choice for semiconductor manufacturing in cleanroom conditions.

  • Non Contact Motion
  • Zero Hysteresis Positioning
  • Continually Supported Configuration
  • Low Profile Slides
  • Cleanroom Compliant
  • Retrofit Ready

Applications

Our precision dovetail air slides bring the benefits of Porous Media Technology™ to linear motion, and offer a wide array of benefits across numerous industries. We offer the dovetail linear slides in 4 sizes, with custom slides also available for specialty applications..

Semiconductors

For high-speed pick-and-place machines, Porous Media air bearings deliver accuracy limited only by the precision of the motion encoder. Dovetail air slides offer a platform for precise, resilient semiconductor manufacturing systems

Coordinate Measuring Machines

Dovetail linear stages can be mounted along a continuous guideway to provide hysteresis-free motion. This allows for heavier carrying capacity and space saving design, providing simple retrofits for worn-out motion systems on legacy measuring machines

Precision Machine Tooling

Air slides can be used for high-speed tooling assemblies, as the vacuum replicated stages offer higher acceleration than roller bearings. All this while self-cleaning their motion surfaces by virtue of the carbon substrate.

Dovetail Air Slides Product Line

Dovetail Air Slides are available in a wide range of standard sizes and lengths to get you the right specifications for your specific application. Don’t see your size here? Contact us to discuss custom options.


S41-06300-145610S41-06300-145610 - Dovetail Air Slides 12x8 12" Travel Dovetail Air Slides
airway linear motion guide system
S41-06300-145610S41-06300-145610 - Dovetail Air Slides 12x8 12" Travel Dovetail Air Slides

S41-06300-145406S41-06300-145406 - Dovetail Air Slides 12x8 4" Travel Dovetail Air Slides
airway linear motion guide system
S41-06300-145406S41-06300-145406 - Dovetail Air Slides 12x8 4" Travel Dovetail Air Slides

S41-06150-095457S41-06150-095457 - Dovetail Air Slides 6x6 12" Travel Dovetail Air Slides
airway linear motion guide system
S41-06150-095457S41-06150-095457 - Dovetail Air Slides 6x6 12" Travel Dovetail Air Slides

S41-06150-095254S41-06150-095254 - Dovetail Air Slides 6x6 4" Travel Dovetail Air Slides
airway linear motion guide system
S41-06150-095254S41-06150-095254 - Dovetail Air Slides 6x6 4" Travel Dovetail Air Slides

Units: US METRIC

Comparision Table

Part # Stage Length in (mm) Stage Width in (mm) Stage Height in (mm) Travel Length in (mm) Stage Weight lb (kg) Total Weight lb (kg)
S41-06300-145610S41-06300-145610
12305 8203 375 12305 13.10 lbs5.942 kg 24.89 lbs11.290 kg
S41-06300-145406S41-06300-145406
12305 8203 375 4 102 13.10 lbs5.942 kg 20.93 lbs9.494 kg
S41-06150-095457S41-06150-095457
6152 6152 2.564 12305 4.8 lb2.177 kg 10.2 lb4.627 kg
S41-06150-095254S41-06150-095254
6152 6152 2.564 4102 4.8 lb2.177 kg 7.8 lb3.538 kg


CUSTOMER PROVEN SOLUTIONS

New Way Solves Straightness & Flatness Constraints for Axis

New Way Solves Straightness & Flatness Constraints for Axis

New Way partnered with Axis New England, a firm specializing in robotic and machine automation for the lithography, semiconductor, and precision optics industry. We provided them with a solution built on flat round air bearings to meet the needs of a customer who produces ultra-high format printers, allowing for high speeds and precise positioning.

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