Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has introduced the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA Size 23 Non-captive Linear Actuator. The Idea Size 23 linear actuator combines high-output force, rotary to linear motion, stepper drive and programmable control in a single integrated package. Linear travel per step ranges from 0.000125" (0.0031 mm) to 0.005" (0.127 mm) and output force up to 200 lbf (890 N).
In addition to full programmability through an easy-to-use graphic user interface, the programmable linear actuator configuration is capable of up to 20" of stroke length with a variety of screw pitches allowing fine-resolution linear motion. The Idea programmable linear actuator is suitable for small gantry robots, motion systems for optics and lasers, high-resolution imaging, precision fluid dispensing, and other applications requiring precision linear motion. Programming the actuator is through the use of on-screen graphic buttons instead of complicated command sets or other proprietary programming languages. The software allows the system designer to easily troubleshoot programs through line-by-line or multiple-line program execution using the interactive debug feature. Inputs and outputs also can be simulated in software before ever connecting actual I/O hardware.
Other features include a single supply voltage of 12 to 75 VDC, 3.85 Arms max rated current per phase with a 30 percent boost current capability for ramping, and 8 opto-isolated general purpose I/O. The inputs are rated for 5 to 24 VDC, 4mA max per input. The outputs are open collector, 5 to 24 VDC, 200 mA maximum per output.