Linear Shaft Supports
Linear shaft supports, also called shaft support blocks, are machine components that position the shafts on which linear bushings or bearings slide. The shafts are typically installed in pairs, allowing a carriage or table (with installed bearings or bushings) to slide back and forth. The shafts must be aligned parallel to each other or the carriage will not operate smoothly.
Conventional shaft support blocks must be dismounted in order to service shafts and bearings thus upsetting the critical parallel shaft alignment.
Ondrives.US manufacturers Easy-Access™ Linear Shaft Supports with removable tops that allow shaft and bearing service without disturbing the base alignment of the support. This advantage of these linear shaft support blocks saves significant time in realigning the critical parallel position of the shafts.
Our popular Low Profile linear bearing blocks have the lowest base to shaft height available. Standard Height shaft supports have the same footprint and shaft to base height as industry standard conventional linear bearing block supports. Custom linear shaft supports or modification to standard supports can be supplied.
Precision machined, aluminum linear bearing blocks are 50% of the weight of conventional cast iron shaft supports. Ondrives.US top loading shaft supports are supplied with an anodize finish for corrosion protection and appearance.
Ondrives.US White Paper on linear shaft support blocks explains the advantages of removal top supports.
The Ondrives.US Advantage: Unique products shipped from stock
- Remove shafts without upsetting base alignment
- Maintain alignment while servicing shafts and bearings
- Customize easily
- Parallel and perpendicular surfaces for easy alignment
- Ondrives.US shaft end support blocks are 50% lighter weight than conventional cast iron supports
- Custom shaft supports available
Ondrives.US Precision Ground Shafts are available from stock.