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Publication Date: 05/1/2010
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Programmable Linear Actuator from Haydon Kerk
Non-captive programmable linear actuator.
Waterbury, CT — Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions is introducing its RoHS-compliant IDEA 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-in. of stroke length with a variety of screw pitches allowing fine resolution linear motion.

The programmable actuator is suitable 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 48VDC, 2.6A rms (3.68A peak) max rated current per phase, and 8 opto-isolated general purpose I/Os. The inputs are rated for 5 to 24VDC, 4mA max per input. The outputs are open collector, 5 to 24VDC, 200mA maximum per output.

Contact: Haydon Kerk, 1500 Meriden Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705 800-243-2715 or 203-756-7441 fax: 203-756-8724 E-mail: Web:

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