- October 10, 2017
October 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 variety of motion control solutions for X-Y and X-Y-Z positioning systems.
The Gen 2 Compact and Value Line motor-ready actuators replace existing actuators of the same model, length and screw pitch.
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 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 are also available and feature continuously-supported round rail slide with ball screw actuation to provide precision linear motion. Round-shaft sliding elements can be combined with the actuation assemblies to build a 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.
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.