New drives can be set up with unlimited travel lengths
These drives are made for applications such as traveling gantries and columns, pick and place robots, and material handling systems. They come in metric pitches from module 1.0-16.0, with linear force capacities of up to 31,000 lb. They come with standard rack segment lengths up to 3m, but segments can be mounted end-to-end for unlimited travel lengths. They come in soft, induction-hardened, quenched and tempered and hardened and ground (AGMA 12) quality levels.
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