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September 22, 2022

 

MC igus Linear Slide Actuators and XYZ Gantries from Automation Direct 1 400x275

AutomationDirect has added linear slide actuators from igus. These lead screw-driven and belt-driven linear slide actuators can be used as single-axis slides or can provide an economical means of creating high-performance XY or XYZ gantry systems.

The SAW series lead-screw driven actuators offer a low-cost linear motion solution with travel distances from 50 to 750 mm, widths of 74 and 108 mm, and a 25mm pitch screw. ZLW series belt-drive actuators provide a longer travel axis with lengths from 200 to 1000 mm and widths of 74 and 90 mm, driven by a 70mm pitch belt.

Drive couplings and mounting accessories are available to fit small NEMA framed motors and AutomationDirect’s SureServo motors.

The new igus linear slide actuators start at $355.00. All actuator components carry a one-year warranty.

Automation Direct Logo 300x150To learn more about the igun linear slide actuators, click here 

 

 

 

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Building and maintaining the factory of the future requires capable individuals who enjoy solving problems and thrive on novelty. While the humdrum jobs of the past may be in short supply as they get transferred to robots, the installing, troubleshooting, and innovating tasks — essentially, the exciting ones — will be desperately in need of takers.

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