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Ball Guide Screw Linear Rail features integrated IDEA Drive.

Press Release Summary:

RoHS-compliant BGS06 utilizes size 17 single- or double-stack stepper motor linear actuator with programmable stepper motor controller. For rigid, smooth motion, precision rolled 303 stainless steel lead screw with Black Ice® TFE coating drives precision nut embedded in machined aluminum carriage mounted to stainless steel ball rail. Max stroke length is 24 in., max horizontal load is 135 lb, and respective moment load capacities for roll, pitch, and yaw are 11.62, 7.93, and 9.15 lb-ft.

Original Press Release:

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Introduces BGS06 Linear Rail with Integrated IDEA(TM) Drive

WATERBURY, CT - Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, a brand of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced the latest addition to its new BGS (Ball Guide Screw) linear rail product line.  The BGS06 linear rail with the integrated IDEA Drive is a versatile system utilizing the popular size 17 single stack or double stack stepper motor linear actuator with an integrated and fully programmable stepper motor controller.

All Haydon Kerk BGS rail systems utilize linear stepper motors and precision rolled 303 stainless steel lead screws.  Lead screws are coated using Black Ice® TFE coating providing a wear-resistant and maintenance-free dry lubrication.  The lead screw drives a precision nut embedded in a machined aluminum carriage mounted to a stainless steel ball rail.  The result is a rigid, smooth operating motion system.  The BGS06 with the integrated IDEA Drive is available with the following standard features…


Stepper Motor Sizes: size 17 single or double stack

Max Stroke Length: 24-in (610mm)

Max Horizontal Load: 135 lb (600N)

Moment Load Capabilities

Roll: 11.62 lb-ft (15.75 Nm)

Pitch: 7.93 lb-ft (10.75 Nm)

Yaw: 9.15 lb-ft (12.40 Nm)

Integrated IDEA Drive System

Easy-To-Use Graphic User Interface (GUI)

RoHS Compliant

Interactive Program “Debug” Feature

Input Voltage Range: 12-48VDC

Max Current: 2.6A RMS

Current Boost Capability: up to 30% during ramping

Communication: USB or RS-485

Digital Inputs/Outputs: 4/4

Ramping: Trapeziodal

By combining core technologies into a preassembled unit, Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions is able to improve system integration for the equipment OEM or end user.  The overall integration cost to the customer is dramatically decreased by offering a complete solution that combines motor, lead screw, load support, and programmable drive into a single system.

A cornerstone of the Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions advantage is design and manufacturing flexibility.  The BGS Linear Rail Systems can be further customized to better suit a customers’ unique design.  This includes, but is not limited to, custom wire harnesses, load carriages, and mounting configurations.  For more information, contact Haydon Kerk engineering at 203-756-7441.

About Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $3.3 billion.  For more product information and CAD links, visit or to contact an engineer to discuss a specific application, telephone Haydon Kerk at 203-756-7441.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions is the joining of two world-class brands in the field of linear motion: Haydon Switch and Instrument, Inc. and Kerk Motion Products, Inc. Together as Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, they offer a wide range of high-performance and precision linear motion products.

Recognized as a leading manufacturer of stepper motor based linear actuators, rotary motors, lead screw assemblies, and linear rail and guide systems used in niche market applications, Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has developed industry-renowned brands built upon its technical innovation, versatility, customization, product durability, and dedicated customer service. 

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