Kerk Motion Solutions Inc. introduces its high-resolution 19000 series
captive linear actuator. This new 20 mm-diameter can-stack has a 7.5 degree
step angle resulting in smaller move increments and finer positioning
The Haydon High-Resolution 19000 Series is a
high output, compact linear actuator ideal for precision motion applications
requiring a small footprint.
The 19000 Series high-resolution linear
actuator is the newest addition to a larger family of 4th generation
high output linear actuators. Technical enhancements include optimized stator
tooth geometry, high-energy neodymium magnets, custom-engineered plastics, and
larger ball bearings for greater rotor support for maintaining accuracy and
repeatability over a long life.
The high output can-stack line provides high
force-to-size ratios and is ideal for a variety of applications including
precision medical equipment, scientific instrumentation, scanning devices,
printing equipment, advanced optics, and other mechanisms requiring high force
in a small package size.
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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.