The MX45S linear positioner from Parker
Hannifin’s Electromechanical Automation
Division (Rohnert Park, CA) is a 45-mm-wide
miniature screw-driven positioner. It is
designed with anti-cage creep cross-roller bearings
and allows users to position up to 15.4
pounds of normal load on the available three
standard travel lengths of 5, 15, and 25 mm. It can be supplied with a
high-efficiency leadscrew or a high-precision ballscrew, both of which
are capable of producing 40 N of thrust at linear velocities of 20 mm/s
and 30 mm/s, respectively.
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