As a world leader in compact linear motion systems, Ametek Haydon Kerk Pittman (HKP), a business unit of Ametek, is pleased to announce its new EGS04 low-profile precision rail.
The EGS “efficient guided system” is ideally suited for customers in lab automation and electronic assembly whose applications require high speed and highly efficient point-to-point motion. Its stage base combines RGS-style screw supports and a ball bearing profile rail for a lower carriage ride (less than 16 mm), higher speed capability and more efficient, stiffer load support than competitor products.
In addition, the EGS provides a less complex and up to 50% smaller alternative to more traditional belt-and-gearbox designs. It offers the advantage of an easily integrated “bolt-in” design, which eliminates many facets of a multi-component design, such as the need for additional engineering, managing multiple vendors, and integrating a precision assembly.
Other benefits of the EGS include:
- Travel stroke up to 40 in. (1 m) without sacrificing speed
- Mechanical advantage of a screw drive
- Configuration options that optimize performance for specific applications:
- NEMA size 11 and 17 hybrid stepper motors
- BLDC 42 mm motors
- Idea-integrated drive options
- Standard and long carriages
- Various screw leads
- Rotary encoders
For more information about the EGS precision rail and how it might help an application, contact David Kosewski, Senior Product Line Manager at Haydon Kerk.
Ametek Haydon Kerk Pittman