Design Engineering

Linear Actuator

Haydon Kerk Motorized Splinerail combines drive and guidance in single component.

October 20, 2010   by DE staff

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. introduced its SAA06 Motorized SplineRail Linear Actuator that combines both drive and guidance in a single, coaxial component. The SplineRail utilizes a Kerk 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 provides torsional stability, while the company’s KerKote TFE coating and self-lubricating Kerkite nut/ bushing material ensure long life and zero maintenance, the company says. The motorized version of the SplineRail uses the Haydon Size 17 single stack or double stack stepper motor. When mounted vertically, the SplineRail can also be used to simultaneously lift and rotate (Z-theta motion).

Screw leads are available from 0.05” to 1.2” per revolution and include 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.  Combined with Haydon Kerk’s broad offering of motion control components, the Motorized SplineRail can be used to create custom systems for many types of motion.  High reliability without the need for maintenance or adjustment makes the SplineRail well suited to the demands of industry.

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