Product News: Mechanical Power Transmission

Motion Slide Actuators are suitable for X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning systems.

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Motion Slide Actuators are suitable for X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning systems.

Oct 11, 2017 -

Motion Slide Actuators are available in Gen 2 compact and value line linear motor-ready models. Units come with horizontal, vertical, or inverted mounting options and integral sensor mount grooves. Compact slide actuators offer travel distance to 36 in. and travel speeds up to 20 in. per second and comes with a motor mount which is compatible with NEMA 17 and 23 motors. Value line linear slide model provides travel distances which ranges from 6 in. to 24 in.

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Gen 2 Linear Slide Actuators from AutomationDirect

Press release date: Oct 10, 2017

AutomationDirect has added second generation (Gen 2) linear motion slide actuators to its SureMotion line of motion control products. The SureMotion lineup includes both motor-ready actuator assemblies and an assortment of sliding components and accessories to provide a wide variety of motion control solutions for X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning systems.

The new Gen 2 Compact and Value Line motor-ready actuators replace existing actuators of the same model, length and screw pitch. With reduced parts count, the redesigned Gen 2 actuators provide even more reliable operation and offer additional mounting options.

Starting at $1,129.00, self-contained Gen 2 Compact slide actuators are available with travel distances to 36 inches and travel speeds up to 20 inches per second. Compact Gen 2 actuators have an integral wireway through the body and a more robust motor mount that fits both NEMA 17 and 23 motors.

Value Line linear slide actuators (starting at $789.00) are available with travel distances ranging from 6 inches to 24 inches. The Gen 2 actuators add integral sensor mount grooves and a more robust motor mount. These versatile units can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or inverted without loss of load capacity.

SureMotion twin round-shaft slide actuators (starting at $2,399.00) are also available and feature continuously-supported round rail slide with ball screw actuation to provide robust precision linear motion. Round-shaft sliding elements, starting at $269.00, can be combined with the actuation assemblies to build a huge variety of machine mechanisms. Available in both end- and continuously-supported shafts, these sliding elements feature linear ball bearings, carbon-steel shafts and high-quality clear anodized aluminum blocks.

Learn more by visiting: www.automationdirect.com/linear-motion

About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit www.automationdirect.com.