The Vector Trio ® offers an easy to install alternative to components. This linear guide system incorporates three standard v-groove guide rollers fixed to a narrow carriage plate. The mating rail incorporates two sections of standard single edge track in an U-shaped aluminum extrusion. This linear guide system creates a very compact design, ideal for two rail applications needed to transport large size (wide and long) loads.
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The Vector Trio utilizes a design feature unique to Modern Linear. The compliant rail design works by allowing one of the mating track sections to float inside the rail, while the opposing track section is rigidly fixed. The floating track creates a preload against the carriage rollers. A section of O-ring cord located behind the floating track acts as a spring to create the carriage preload. The floating rail automatically adjusts for machining inaccuracies, misalignment and tolerance stack-up, to maintain fit-up between the rail and carriage. The compliant rail design eliminates the need for carriage adjustment throughout its life unlike adjustable designs. Modern Linear adjustable carriages are available with rigid rails for applications where adjustability is desired.
The Vector Trio linear guide is made from our off-the-shelf guide rollers and single edge track. Carriage plate and rail extrusions are made from T6063 aluminum, anodized for protection. All hardware is 18-8 stainless steel. Vector Trio linear guides are also available in a stainless steel version using 440C stainless steel guide rollers and 420 stainless steel track. The Vector Trio carriage is available in three sizes with load capacities ranging from 268 lbs. to 1382 lbs. Rails are available in standard and custom lengths up to 12 feet.