Alan Gustar – King of the Unislides

It’s often said that the most important asset of a company are its staff and this is certainly the case at LG Motion.

Alan Gustar at LG MotionAlan Gustar, known affectionately at LG Motion as “King of Unislide” has been making the Unislide range of linear slideways for a staggering 40 years during which time – and thankfully nobody was actually standing next to him with a stopwatch and clip board – it is estimated that he has produced over 10,000 units.

It is a well-worn adage that companies designing and manufacturing engineering products must always be at the cutting edge of innovative technologies ensuring that they can keep providing the most up to date solutions to their customer base.

The paradox inherent in this sort of view is that there are thousands of “solutions” out there that we use every day which have, on the face of it, barely changed since they were first “invented”. Without over-simplifying a very complex idea, take the simple radial ball bearing, designed to support and promote radial movement on an axis – the basic design of two solid “rings” commonly made from steel holding in place rolling elements encased perhaps in a retainer and surrounded by lubricant for friction free movement. Nothing much has changed to this basic design solution over the passage of time

We have our own rock of consistency in our product portfolio with the Unislide, which is a perfect example of how a product design life can run and run.

UniSlide Linear Slides

UniSlide dovetail slides continue to be one of our most successful products. Their simple design and versatility enables them to be used as manual or motorised units, either singularly or in multi-axis assemblies.

If you need precise, versatile movement in one, two or three dimensions, you can do it more efficiently and less expensively with UniSlide assemblies.

LG Motion UniSlide

  • Unique rigid dovetail design.
  • Light-weight, high-strength aluminium alloy.
  • Resistant to impact loads
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Manufactured by Us in the UK
  • Non-magnetic
  • Suitable for vacuum, 10-6 torr
  • Manual or motorised versions
  • Simple, Strong, Durable design.
  • Modular for easy multi-axis combinations

With over 1 million supplied throughout the world, UniSlide’s simple design, rugged, reliable operation has been successfully proven in thousands of applications across science and industry.