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Linear Motion Systems

mk offers a comprehensive line of precision linear motion products for demanding manufacturing applications. All mk linear motion products are available in standard or custom configurations, ranging from simple manual positioning units to complex multi-axis gantries used in high-speed automation.

All mk linear motion products are modular and fully compatible with mk’s aluminum framing system. The “add-on” principle allows for east integration of our linear modules into existing framework, resulting in significant savings in materials and labor.

More Information about Linear Motion Systems from mk North America

Linear motion systems and positioning modules are perfect for industrial applications that require precise automation, material transfer, and guidance.

Custom-designed and built using mk’s robust, versatile t-slot extruded aluminum profiles, these modules can stand alone or be integrated into more comprehensive material handling systems.

LZR & VST Modules

Two of mk North America’s standard linear motion modules are the LZR and VST systems.

Made with linear motion rails and slides, mk North America’s LZR modules are timing belt-driven units consisting of a simple track profile, carriage wagon, and drive components. With the LZR, positional accuracy is possible up to approximately 0.2 millimeters.

The VST linear positioning module is specially designed for applications with demanding adjustment and positioning requirements. Features include trapezoidal spindles, POM-nuts, and a high-quality surface coating to reduce friction.

Platform options for mk linear motion systems include:

  • LZR - Gliding Assemblies
    • Offer medium load capacity
    • Quiet operation
    • Compact construction
  • VST - Track Roller Assemblies
    • Offer low resistance and high acceleration; the fastest linear motion system mk offers
    • Can compensate for misalignments
    • Simple, cost-effective mounting
    • LZR system offers track roller assembly

View our full Linear Motion catalog for more information.

Common Applications for Linear Motion Systems

While linear motion systems like the LZR and VST are useful in a wide variety of industrial applications, they are particularly common with machine tooling and electronics and semiconductor manufacturing. This is due to their ability to provide fast and precise positioning, as well as steady, reliable axis traversing.


Looking to learn more about standard and custom linear motion systems?

Contact us online or call 860.769.5500. Our experienced sales staff will be happy to assist you.