MarMotion | Ball-bearing guides

Established in the measurement technology sector

MarMotion | About us

For all types of rotational and linear movements

Mahr has established itself in the measurement technology sector. The sense of precision is also present in the MarMotion ball-bearing guides – ball-bearing guides that come with experience, innovation and commitment. The precision machining of hardened steels is one of Mahr's key skills. It is based on the experience gained during the production of precise measuring tools and instruments and the manufacture of gear metering pumps. On this basis, Mahr's ball-bearing guides are also being developed further and optimized. Today, MarMotion ball-bearing guides are universally applicable in mechanical engineering and precision engineering for all types of rotational and linear movements.

Application-specific solutions

We supply our customers with application-specific solutions. For this purpose, a standardized catalog range of ball-bearing guides is available, which can be added to with customer-specific solutions if required. The entire range is covered, from one-off productions to small and medium-sized series and large series.

Mahr would like to talk to you: We get to know your application and work with you to find a technically optimized and cost-effective solution. Your contact partners are our product specialists for ball-bearing guides, who, as experienced technicians and engineers, work closely with Mahr production drawing on experience from a wide variety of applications – Mahr offers you more than just a product!

Your benefits

  • Guide accuracy for accurate movements
  • Functional safety
  • Both stroke and rotational movements
  • Hardened steels
  • Exact calculation bases
  • Individual consultation
  • Certified production and order processing

Your advantages

  • Individual solutions for your applications
  • Long service life of the ball-bearing guides
  • Thus optimizing the cost of systems
  • Optimizing our customers' processes
MarMotion | History

Success with a large team

40 employees generate a turnover of EUR 6 million


Cleanroom cell

Mahr installs a cleanroom cell to supply a manufacturer of tape drives in the USA with very large quantities of ball-bearing guides.


A new name

A new product name for the ball-bearing guides is being used in catalogs: In keeping with the company philosophy, the product now had a new name: "MarMotion high-precision ball-bearing guides".


Sharply increasing quantities

Quantities are rising sharply. The production of ball cages was thus relocated to the Czech Republic – to the same company that also manufactured hand-held measuring equipment for Mahr. The ball-bearing guides are assembled and the final check is performed, in Göttingen, Germany.


New machinery

Modern new machinery with external cylindrical grinders, lathes and drills is set up for the production of the ball-bearing guides.



Strong increase in the quantities


A department is created

For the first time, an employee at Feinprüf/Mahr is focuses solely on ball-bearing guides


International market success

In the 1960s/1970s, the ball-bearing guides were an international commercial success. A first catalog for the Asian market is published


Own product group

Ball-bearing guides become a separate product group at Feinprüf/Mahr. Due to the precision of the cages Suppliers of the punching and forming industry sector as well as plant engineers for lathes. First product catalog only for ball-bearing guides


Ball-bearing guides for punching tools

Post-war period: Installation of the first ball-bearing guides in punching tools at Feinprüf/Mahr to accurately repeat the punching and cutting of punched parts made of sheet metal, in the printing and textile industry without canting

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