Haydon Kerk WGS Integrated Screw/Slide System Designed for Stability and Speed

The length and speed of the WGS are not limited by critical screw speed, allowing high RPM, linear speed and long stroke lengths.

The length and speed of the WGS are not limited by critical screw speed, allowing high RPM, linear speed and long stroke lengths.

September 10, 2015—

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions recently added the WGS (Wide Guide Screw) to its linear slide product line. Made from the same components used in the RGS Linear Rail Series, the WGS Linear Slide utilizes a screw-driven carriage designed to offer continuous linear speed while maintaining accurate positioning. The length and speed of the WGS are not limited by critical screw speed, allowing high RPM, linear speed and long stroke lengths.

The WGS slide has a compact profile meant to provide improved torsional stiffness and stability versus Haydon Kerk’s existing RGS and RGW slide products. An integral mounting base can provide support over the entire length, which can extend up to 8 feet (2.4 meters). Longer lengths are available on a special order basis.

Standard leads include .100-in, .200-in, .500-in and 1.00-in (2.54, 5.08, 12.7 and 25.4 mm) travel per revolution. There are short leads for non-backdriving vertical applications as well as longer leads capable of speeds of more than 60 inches per second (1.5 meters per second).

The WGS utilizes sliding plane bearings on a low-profile aluminum guide rail that keeps the motion smooth throughout the travel distance. The lead-screw is precision made of high-quality stainless steel.

All moving surfaces include Kerkite high-performance polymers running on a Kerkote TFE coating. The slides come with wear-compensating, anti-backlash driven carriages. Additional driven or passive carriages can be added, along with application specific customization. Linear guides without the drive screw also are available.

Haydon Kerk
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1500 Meriden Road,

Waterbury, CT 06705

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(800) 243-2715
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(203) 756-8724
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