Compact Rail

Compact rail is a linear guide system consisting of rails and sliders with rollers. The rails are surface hardened steel and the sliders are available in steel or cast aluminium.

There are four sizes of guide rails and many different versions and lengths of the slide bearing. Compact Rail consists of three product series; the fixed bearing rail, the compensating bearing rail and the floating rail. All products are available zinc plated, nickel plated versions are available on request. The sliders have different number of rollers depending on application load or torque.

The Compact Rail system design compensates for both deviation in parallelism and height offset and therefore often reduce the installation time.


The problem occurs by insufficient precision in the axial parallelism of the mounting surfaces, which results in an excessive load on the slider and thus causes drastically reduced service life. The use of fixed bearing and compensating bearing rail (T+U-system) solves the unique problem of aligning two tracks. A combination of compensation rail and floating bearing rail (K+U-system) also allows for deviations in parallelism and height offset.

Read more about deviations in parallelism here.

  1. Sealing Type N
  2. N-slider
  3. CSW-slider
  4. Sealing Type W
  5. Rollers
  6. Rail

    • Compact size.
    • Quiet operation.
    • Corrosion resistant surface for long service life.
    • Not sensitive to dirt due to internal tracks.
    • Hardened and ground raceways.
    • Self-aligning in two planes.
    • High operation speeds.
    • Wide temperature range.
    • Easy adjustment of slider in the guide rail.
    • Zinc plated surface, on request chemically nickel plated.

    • Cutting machines
    • Medical technology
    • Packaging machines
    • Photographic lighting equipment
    • Construction and machine technology (doors, protective covers)
    • Robots and manipulators
    • Automation
    • Handling


    Note! These products are not for available for sale on all markets. Please contact us for more information.