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Linear slides and telescopic slides – what is the difference?

Author: John Whittlesea, Technical support manager

4th Nov 2015

Watch these two videos to understand the difference between linear and telescopic slides.

A telescopic slide can have either partial or full extension, where the fixed member remains within the confines of the application and the moving member carries the moving element out of the application, to give access to it.

The moving element of a linear slide moves within the length of the fixed member and can be either a traditional ball bearing slide with a full ball retainer or a recirculating slide design where the balls are contained within the length of the moving element.

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