As a world leader in compact linear motion systems, Haydon Kerk Pittman (Waterbury, CT), a business unit of AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions division, announces the release of the new Z-Theta motion platform. The Z-Theta offers linear and rotary point-to-point motion in a compact footprint, providing flexibility, value, durability and performance suited for a host of lab automation, semiconductor and light factory automation applications.
The Z-Theta’s highly configurable design is ideal for easy integration into original equipment manufacturers’ assemblies. Unlike in-house designs comprised of multiple components that require added engineering, vendors and assembly integration, Z-Theta is a modular “bolt-in” package that allows customers to benefit from reduced complexity.
At its core, Z-Theta features the patented ScrewRail linear actuator, which combines guidance and linear transmission in a slender co-axial profile. Haydon Kerk Pittman’s unique dual-motion integration with a pair of stepper motors adds rotary (theta) motion in a manner that reduces motion system size by 50-80 percent and provides as much as a 60 percent overall cost reduction when compared to traditional design approaches.