Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions introduces the Haydon RoHS compliant IDEA external linear programmable actuator. This completes an entire line of fully programmable size 17 stepper motor linear actuators. In addition to full programmability through an easy-to-use graphic user interface, the external linear actuator configuration is capable of up to 20 in. of stroke length with a variety of screw pitches, allowing fine resolution linear motion. The external linear 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 through 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, 2.6 Arms (3.68 Apeak) max rated current per phase, and eight opto-isolated general purpose I/O. The inputs are rated for 5 to 24 VDC, 4 mA max per input. The outputs are open collector, 5 to 24 VDC, 200 mA maximum per output.