GUIDES  EXOSLIDE ADJUSTMENT

ExoSlide Bearing Preload Adjustment

Setting Preload:

  1. Measure rail outer dimension (D0)
  2. Measure distance between bearings (D1)
  3. Determine preload for application (light for low load, high for heavy load)
  4. Set bearing preload from the chart below, with displacement being D0-D1

Displacement vs. installed preload, slide un-mounted

Metric
Displacement (D0-D1).05mm.1mm.15mm.2mm*.25mm
Equivalent Preload (each bearing)10N20N30N40N50N
* max displacement before yeild

Standard
Displacement (D0-D1).002".004".006".008"*.010"
Equivalent Preload (each bearing)2.2 lbf4.5 lbf4.7 lbf9 lbf11.2 lbf

Max preload, slide mounted

Max preload (each bearing), Metric**75N
Max preload (each bearing), Standard**16.9 lbf
** 0.1mm (.004") displacement + 1/2 turn

Rail

Un-Mounted

Mounted