MKP linear module integrates the power of a rodless cylinder drive with the travel accuracy of a linear bearing guide. The system features an oval piston design, flexible tension belt, and sealed cylinder chamber. Due to the integral STAR ball rail system, the MKP linear module also affords high travel speeds while maintaining precision and high load capacities. Catalog provides a product diagram, technical data, calculations, and dimension drawings. Mounting information is also provided.
Star Linear Systems, 14001 South Lakes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28273, FAX (704) 583-0523.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.