Linear Actuator targets medical device applications.

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With outside diameter of .375 in., Mini ScrewRail® consists of precision rolled lead screw, supported by sealed bearings and contained within concentric steel guide rail, driving integrated nut/bushing. Kerkote® TFE coating on lead screw and guide rail minimizes drag torque and makes assembly self-lubricating and maintenance-free. Mini ScrewRail is available with range of screw leads, in both standard and self-compensating anti-backlash assemblies.



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Kerk Motion Products Offers Mini ScrewRail® For Medical Industry Applications



Compact Design Makes for Easy Positioning in Auto Sampling and Dispensing Systems

Kerk Motion Products, one of the world's premier manufacturers of non-ball lead screws, introduces the Mini ScrewRail, a compact addition to the company's popular line of ScrewRail Linear Actuators. Its compact design allows for easy positioning in the medical device industry. Specific applications include medical and auto-dispensing systems, medical instrumentation, and medical packaging.

The Mini ScrewRail consists of a precision rolled lead screw, supported by sealed bearings and contained within a concentric steel guide rail, driving an integrated nut/bushing. Because all the alignment requirements are achieved within the Mini ScrewRail, support and positioning of the Mini ScrewRail are much less critical than with traditional slide assemblies. The Mini ScrewRail is available in a .375" outside diameter, sizably smaller than typical diameters of .500" to 1.00."

The Mini ScrewRail utilizes Kerk's proprietary Kerkote® TFE coating on both the lead screw and guide rail, minimizing drag torque and extending wear life. In addition, Kerkite® high performance polymers make the entire assembly self-lubricating and maintenance-free.

The Mini ScrewRail is available with a wide range of screw leads, in both standard and self-compensating anti-backlash assemblies. All Kerk ScrewRails are available with standard mounting configurations, or can be modified to fit a customer's specific design needs.

About Kerk Motion Products
Established in 1976, Kerk Motion Products, Inc. is one of the world's largest exclusive manufacturers of non-ball lead screws. The company, headquartered in Hollis, NH, develops internationally patented, anti-backlash designs and materials that provide high accuracy, unsurpassed repeatability, and long life in a full range of motion control applications. The company's production facilities include its own injection molding and moldmaking, CNC machine tools, and a quality control department utilizing real-time SPC. For more information about Kerk Motion Products and its lines of lead screws, screw rails, and linear rails, contact Kerk Motion Products, Inc., 1 Kerk Drive, Hollis, NH 03049; Call 603-465-7227; Fax 603-465-3598. More information is available at www.kerkmotion.com.

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