The Voyager Series VB1 from Techno (New Hyde Park, NY) is a belt-driven slide that features lengths up to three meters and speeds up to five meters per second. Used for dispensing, inspection, pick and place, and parts transfer, the slide can be assembled to make two- and three-axis systems. It is available in 15 different travels from 200 mm to 3000 mm, with custom travels up to 5700 m also available. The slide comes with several types of motor configurations, including NEMA 23 and 34 steppers and servos, as well as a no-motor model. The slide also features a 50-mm-wide steel-reinforced HTD timing belt drive with a curvilinear profile to minimize slippage.

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This article first appeared in the June, 2006 issue of Motion Control Technology Magazine.

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