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Haydon Kerk Express

KERK® SCREWRAIL® LINEAR ACTUATORS

Part Numbers | SRA/SRZ Selector Charts | SRA General Purpose | SRZ Anti-Backlash | End Supports

Linear motion has traditionally required separate components to handle both drive and support/ guidance. The patented Kerk® ScrewRail® combines both functions in a single, coaxial component. By eliminating the need for external rail-to-screw alignment, the ScrewRail simplifies the design, manufacture and assembly of motion systems. The ScrewRail’s coaxial design saves as much as 80% of the space used by a two-rail system and is generally less expensive than the equivalent components purchased separately. The savings can be substantial due to lower component costs and reduced labor. An added benefit is the ability to get three-dimensional motion from a single ScrewRail.

The ScrewRail consists of a precision rolled lead screw, supported by sealed bearings and contained within a concentric steel guide rail, driving an integrated nut/bushing. Because all the alignment requirements are achieved within the ScrewRail, support and positioning of the ScrewRail is much less critical than with traditional slide assemblies. Kerkote® TFE coating and self-lubricating nut/bushing materials ensure long life without maintenance.

VERTICALLY MOUNTED SCREWRAILS - Z-THETA SCREWRAIL ASSEMBLIES

When mounted vertically, the ScrewRail can be used to simultaneously lift and rotate (Z-theta motion). With one motor driving the screw and a second rotating the rail, a compact, self-supporting pick and place mechanism can be created.