MOTION CONTROL: Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA™non-captive programmable linear actuator. In addition to full programmability through an easy-to-use graphic user interface, the non-captive actuator configuration is capable of up to 20 inches of stroke length with a variety of screw pitches allowing fine resolution linear motion. The non-captive IDEA programmable actuator is perfect for small gantry robots, motion systems for optics and lasers, high resolution imaging, precision fluid dispense, and other applications requiring precision linear motion.
The IDEA system is a compact electronic drive and fully programmable control unit integrated with a linear actuator resulting in a single, compact package. Programming the actuator is though the use of on-screen graphic buttons instead of complicated command sets or other proprietary programming languages. The software allows the system designer to easily troubleshoot programs through line-by-line or multiple line program execution using the interactive debug feature. Inputs and outputs can also be simulated in software before ever connecting actual I/O hardware.
Other features include programmable current control, a single supply voltage of 12 to 48 V dc, 2.6Arms (3.68Apeak) max rated current per phase, and 8 opto-isolated general purpose I/O. The inputs are rated for 5 to 24 V dc, 4mA max per input. The outputs are open collector, 5 to 24 V dc, 200mA maximum per output.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson