Block-Style Linear Slides

GB Series

Feature-Rich Block-Style Thruster Slides Are Built for Durability


The GB Series block-style thruster slide combines a long list of features and options with durability. Its bearing block features anodized aluminum construction and includes a repairable machined-in air cylinder along with guide shaft bearings whose high performance composite material resists corrosion, moisture and temperatures up to 325° F for long cycle life while providing high load capacity and low friction. The GB Series is available in ⅜, ½ and ¾-inch bores and strokes from ½ to 10 inches. In fact, no other block style slide in the industry offers longer strokes.

The thruster slide is designed for mounting flexibility thanks to bottom, side and rear mounting holes, top and side ports and an interchangeable bolt pattern. The toolbar offers top, front and bottom mounting holes, and its slightly narrower size allows side mounting clearance between the toolbar and mounting surface. Optional round profile sensors come with surge suppression, polarity protection, LED indicator and extremely fast switching speeds. A wide range of options makes the GB Series highly versatile.

Options

A

Pair of clamp collars with rubber bumpers for extend adjustable stop. Bumpers may be removed if not desired.

B

Rear clampbar with rubber bumpers for alternate extend adjustable stop (instead of collars). Bumpers may be removed if not desired.

C

Tapped guide shafts at rear.

D

Rear stopbar, stop bolt and stop plate for adjustable extend stop (includes Option “C”)

E

Magnetic piston for position sensing (Operating temperature range: –4° F to 176° F). Order magnetic sensors separately.

F

Rear toolbar; same as front toolbar with matching hole pattern (will be blank if “T1” specified; includes Option “C”)

Key Specifications

Features
  • Bottom, side and rear mounting holes.
  • Top and side ports.
  • Anodized toolbar and bearing block.
  • Toolbar includes top, front and bottom mounting holes.
  • Bumpers can extend and retract.
  • Replaceable sleeve bearings.
  • Slightly narrower toolbars to allow side mounting clearance between the toolbar and mounting surface.
  • Two 4-millimeter keyhole sensor mounting slots.
  • Stroke lengths: ½ to 10 inches, depending on model.
Technical Advantages
  • Offers longer strokes and more standard features than any other block-style slide in the industry.
  • Rugged block slide, featuring high performance composite bearings for smooth performance and long cycle life.
  • Repairable built-in air cylinder.
  • Round profile sensors come with surge suppression, polarity protection, LED indicator and fast switching speeds.
  • Interchangeable bolt pattern.
  • Dual port locations.
  • Multiple mounting surfaces.

Application Examples

  • Industrial automation, assembly and packaging
    • Robotics
    • Pick & place machinery
    • Thin parts placers
    • Pallet lift stations
  • Automotive
  • Medical imaging

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