Guide Blocks & Guide Carriages

Linear guide blocks or guide carriages sit within a rail and together make up a linear slide that provides motion in one direction. The guide block is made up of rolling elements and an outer sleeve, and the smooth linear motion provided by these carriages means there is low friction along the rail as it slides.


Linear guide systems are used within agriculture, vehicle manufacturing, packaging and robotics.

Features of a linear guide

  • They are easy to install and maintenance-free so are very cost-effective

  • There are a variety of carriage lengths and widths available depending on the size of the rail

  • They can be corrosion-resistant

  • Miniature versions are available

  • Materials consist of stainless steel and aluminium

  • Self-lubricating

  • Low-noise

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