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Programmable SplineRail Linear Actuator

Programmable SplineRail Linear Actuator

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc.'s Programmable Motorized SplineRail Linear Actuator combines mechanical drive, guidance and control. The system uses a Size 17 single stack or double stack stepper motor with the integrated Haydon IDEA Drive.

The IDEA Drive technology incorporates a custom designed graphic user interface for programming through the use of on-screen buttons instead of complicated command sets typically seen in programmable drive architectures. The graphic user interface also allows the program to be "tested" using a line by line execution feature for easy troubleshooting and modification.

The SplineRail technology utilizes a Kerk precision rolled lead screw, supported by bearings and contained within a concentric aluminum spline, driving an integrated Kerkite composite polymer nut/bushing. The extruded aluminum spline offers excellent torsional stability.

When mounted vertically, the programmable SplineRail can also be used to simultaneously lift and rotate (Z-theta motion). With one motor driving the screw and a second rotating the rail, a compact, self-supporting pick and place mechanism can be created. Screw leads are available from 0.05 to 1.2 inch per revolution providing a wide range of performance profiles, including self-locking threads that can support a load without external power or breaks.

Typical applications include pick-and-place mechanisms and robotic assemblies in life sciences instrumentation, semiconductor equipment, business machines, packaging and assembly and a wide range of factory automation applications.

Programmable SplineRail Linear Actuator
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