# Is there a moment at a point between two connected sliders, when one is subjected to a force? (schematic shown)

Background: I'm designing a machine that uses an actuator to push an object. The connecting component may not take certain bending forces, therefore I'm trying to evaluate the system with a free body diagram.

The moving system is support by preloaded linear rails. The red component is a load cell that may only take limited bending forces (it is however rated to handle the 50N in tension or compression)

Both sliders are preloaded and can be assumed perfectly parallel

My intuition tells me that there will be some bending forces, but I'm not able to be clear about this!