In the case of a system with two parallel guides, one side needs to be fitted with floating bearings. A suitable solution comprising fixed and floating bearings is available for every installation position, whether horizontal, vertical or lateral. This type of assembly prevents jamming and blockage on the guides resulting from discrepancies in parallelism. Floating bearings are created through a controlled extension of the clearance in the direction of the expected parallelism error. This creates an additional degree of freedom on one side.
During installation, take care that the floating bearing has approximately the same clearance on both sides. In the designs below you can see the version of the fixed and floating bearing system recommended by us. The mounting surfaces of the guides and carriages should be even (e.g. machined surface) to prevent tension in the system. Smaller areas of mounting surface unevenness can be compensated to a certain extent by floating bearings.