Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (www.HaydonKerk.com) has released the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA Size 23 Non-captive Linear Actuator, which combines programmable control and high-output force, rotary to linear motion, stepper drive in a single integrated package. The linear actuator delivers an output force of up to 200 lb ft (890 N) and linear travel per step ranging between 0.000125″ (0.0031 mm) and 0.005″ (0.127 mm).
Featuring an easy-to-use graphic user interface, the configuration of the IDEA programmable linear actuator offers a stroke length of up to 20 inches with various screw pitches, effectively enabling fine-resolution linear motion. The programmable linear actuator is ideally suited for precision fluid dispensing, motion systems for optics and lasers, small gantry robots, high-resolution imaging as well as in other applications demanding precision linear motion.
Instead of using proprietary programming languages or other complicated command sets, the actuator is programmed using an on-screen graphic buttons. Using interactive debug feature, the software enables the system designer to troubleshoot programs easily through multiple-line or line-by-line program execution. Inputs and outputs can also be simulated in the software before connecting actual I/O hardware.
The IDEA programmable linear actuator also features eight opto-isolated general purpose I/O, 3.85 Arms max rated current per phase with a 30 percent boost current capability for ramping and a single supply voltage of 12 to 75 VDC. The inputs are rated for five VDC to 24 VDC, 4mA maximum per input, while the outputs are open collector, five VDC to 24 VDC, 200mA max per output.