FLUID POWER: Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions offers the dual carriage RGS04 motorized linear rail assembly. This system combines many of Haydon Kerk’s patented motion technologies into a single integrated system. The RGS® brand linear rail will come preassembled with the IDEA™ programmable actuator, greatly simplifying product integration for the OEM.
The Kerk® RGS04 linear rails feature standard wear-compensating, anti-backlash driven carriages to insure repeatable and accurate positioning. All moving surfaces include Kerkite® engineered polymers running on Kerkote® TFE coating, providing a strong, stable platform for a variety of linear motion applications.
The IDEA programmable system combines Haydon™ hybrid linear actuator technology with a fully programmable, integrated stepper motor drive. The programmable drive comes with an easy-to-use patent pending graphic user interface to program motion profiles directly into the system and also contains a “debug” utility allowing line-by-line execution of a motion program for easy troubleshooting.
By combining technologies into a single preassembled unit, Haydon Kerk is able to improve system integration for the equipment OEM or end user. The overall cost for the customer is also lowered by offering a complete solution as it eliminates the need for rotary-to-linear conversion, as well as simplifies product development with fewer components required.
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