Programmable Linear Actuator offers variety of screw pitches.

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Capable of 20 in. stroke, IDEA(TM) Non-Captive Linear Actuator consists of electronic drive and programmable control unit integrated with linear actuator. RoHS-compliant unit features single supply voltage of 12-48 Vdc, 2.6 Arms max rated current per phase, and 8 opto-isolated GPIO. Programmed via GUI, actuator provides 5-24 Vdc inputs, 4 mA max each, and open collector outputs rated 5-24 Vdc, 200mA max each. Unit is suited for small gantry robots, motion systems, and high resolution imaging.

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IDEA Non-Captive Programmable Linear Actuator

Wide variety of screw pitches allowing fine resolution linear motion.

Waterbury, CT - Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduces the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA(TM) non-captive programmable linear actuator. In addition to full programmability through an easy-to-use graphic user interface, the non-captive actuator configuration is capable of up to 20" of stroke length with a variety of screw pitches allowing fine resolution linear motion. The non-captive IDEA programmable actuator is perfect for small gantry robots, motion systems for optics and lasers, high resolution imaging, precision fluid dispense, and other applications requiring precision linear motion.

The IDEA system is a compact, easy-to-use electronic drive and fully programmable control unit integrated with a linear actuator resulting in a single, compact package. Programming the actuator is though the use of on-screen graphic buttons instead of complicated command sets or other proprietary programming languages. The software allows the system designer to easily troubleshoot programs through line-by-line or multiple line program execution using the interactive debug feature. Inputs and outputs can also be simulated in software before ever connecting actual I/O hardware.

Other features include programmable current control, a single supply voltage of 12 to 48 VDC, 2.6Arms (3.68Apeak) max rated current per phase, and 8 opto-isolated general purpose I/O. The inputs are rated for 5 to 24 VDC, 4mA max per input. The outputs are open collector, 5 to 24 VDC, 200mA maximum per output. To learn more, visit

About Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. 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, the company now offers a broad range of 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 offers a wide range of high performance and precision products. Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has developed industry-renowned brands built upon its technical innovation, versatility, customization, product durability, and dedicated customer service. For more information, please visit our website at

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