U-shaped rail offers actuator advantage

By using a U-shaped rail to house the LM Guide inner block, THK says its KR actuators offer reduced overall weight and minimise any bending of the beam during operation, allowing the actuator to be used in suspended `simply supported’ formation as well as conventional mounting.

The accuracy and small envelope of each actuator is enhanced as the ballscrew runs longitudinally through the centre of the guides, which minimises the effect of pitching and yawing while optimising overall size.

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