Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Suhner redesigns precision feed slides for modularity

March 22, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

March 22, 2019 – Suhner has redesigned its precision slides with improvements such as rigidity and compact design, including a variety of optional slide assembly features and accessories.

The Suhner feed slide program is based on a modular design concept and includes four basic slide sizes. Within the four size classes, there are a number of different stroke lengths ranging from 150 mm to 630 mm, and up to four different feed options such as pneumatic feed with external hydraulic brake cylinder, with or without peck-feed function; pneumatic feed with integrated brake cylinder which allows feed control over the entire stroke length; hydraulic for higher feed forces; and a CNC-controlled, servo motor and pre-loaded nut & ball screw.

While Suhner slide assemblies offer a number of standard features, there are additional options such as central lubrication for right- or left-hand slide lubrication, cam rail and switch assembly including telescopic or bellow-type way covers. This standard program is adaptable anytime project specific requirements change, for example if stroke length changes or there is a different kind of feed.

Spare parts availability is guaranteed for 10 years, which can put your maintenance team at ease. In addition, the creation of a certified operating manual can be avoided. It is provided with the product delivery and includes additional resources for technical and manufacturing support.


Two rails, four pre-loaded bearing blocks and a robust ball screw are nested inside a low-profile base and saddle design, made to withstand the toughest test in manufacturing over many years without compromising quality or performance.

Suhner feed slides are tailored for the application of the Suhner spindle program, an ideal combination for many different drilling and milling operations.

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