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Publication Date: 12/1/2010
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Haydon Kerk Intros Programmable Linear Actuator
Programmable linear actuator.
Waterbury, CT — Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. has introduced the RoHS-compliant PCM4806 IDEA programmable linear actuator drive. The product is the most recent addition to the IDEA Drive family and is optimized to regulate a low-current power stage for controlling the company's smaller can-stack linear actuators. With this new product, there is now a programmable drive available for use with just about the entire line of the company's stepper motor linear actuators.

The IDEA Drive is a compact, easy-to-use electronic drive and fully programmable control unit with a patent pending graphic user interface. Programming the drive is performed through the use of on-screen buttons instead of complicated command sets or other proprietary programming languages.

A special feature of the GUI is automatic population of the motor and drive parameters based on entering a company actuator part number when prompted by the user interface. Complex parameter calculations or in-depth stepper motor knowledge from the user is completely unnecessary. For a more experienced user, default values can easily be adjusted as long as they remain within the safe range calculated by the software. The software allows the system designer to easily troubleshoot programs using 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, 0.6A rms (0.84A 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. Communications to the IDEA Drive is through a USB to mini USB.

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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