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MicroGuide Linear Guides

MicroGuide® Linear Guides

Thomson's MicroGuide is a miniature guidance system that provides corrosion resistance in certain clean room and wash down applications.  MicroGuide's two track Gothic arch ball groove geometry enables single rail application.  This stainless steel miniature guidance system is also ideal for small design envelope requirements in semiconductor processing equipment and medical diagnostic equipment.

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MicroGuide Specifications:

Carriage Style/
Size (mm)
Standard Wide
5 X
7 X
9 X X
12 X X
15 X X
Style Z WZ

MicroGuide Highlights:

  • Industry standard drop-in replacement
  • 440 stainless steel construction (corrosion resistance, little or no lubrication)
  • High precision accuracy (up to ±0.010mm)
  • Extremely smooth, quiet operation
  • Unlimited stroke, low profile
  • Lip seals standard
  • High Moment Load Capacity for single rail / carriage applications
  • One-piece length up to 1 meter (in sizes 7mm - 15mm)
  • Contact Thomson for custom lengths and configurations

MicroGuide Typical Applications:

  • Front end semiconductor processing equipment
  • Backend semiconductor packaging and handling equipment
  • Medical diagnostic and imaging equipment
  • Laboratory automation equipment
  • Testing and inspection equipment

Find a Product

Dynamic Load Rating
@100 km Travel Life


Assembly Height Tolerance

Carriage Type

Carriage Style

Product Family



Corrosion Resistant Option

Static Roll


Static Pitch


Static Yaw



Extended Standards Options

Grease Options

CAD Models

  • Configurable 2D/3D Partstream Models
  • Configurable 2D/3D Solidcomponents Models
  • Configurable 2D/3D PartServer Models
  • Static 2D/3D Model file downloads

NOTE: Please use Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Firefox, or Google Chrome with Edrawings Viewer

Partstream Interactive Viewer Instructions:
1) Select a product from the table below and Configure your model to the right of the viewer that appears.
2) Click the Create button at the bottom of the configurator and wait for model to load (may take a few minutes).
3) Click the Download tab and login to your account if requested (or register as a first-time user).
4) Select a format, wait for the file to be created (may take a few minutes), and click the Download button.

MicroGuide Profile Rail Guides 2D/3D Interactive Models
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