Monocarrier Linear Actuator
This all-in-one actuator includes the optimum combination of the following, each fully tested and pre-assembled:
- NSK precision ground ball screw
- NSK linear guide with K1™ lubrication
- NSK support bearings
- NSK inline or side wrap motor mount
- Sanyo Denki Stepper or Servo motor
- Optional accessories such as covers, sensor kits
With combination plates and gantry brackets available, you can easily combine Monocarriers into any XYZ configuration.
Enable Linear motion with NSK’s innovative Monocarrier
|MCE – Electrified Monocarrier||MCM – Standard Monocarrier||MCH – Interchange Actuator Series||TCH – ToughCarrier|
|Download MCE Monocarrier Brochure|
|Description||– Pre-assembled, motorized actuator|
– Includes Monocarrier, motor mount, shaft coupling, motor and accessories
– Traditional Monocarrier
– Contains all-in-one ball screw, linear guide, and support bearings
– Interchangeable with competitor actuator
– Drop in replacement makes transition seamless
|– Higher load capacity actuator|
– Uses rollers (instead of balls) as rolling element
|Pre-assembled, motorized actuator||✓|
|Quick Ship* 4-6 weeks||✓|
|Lightweight compact design||Lightest||Lightest||Lighter||Light|
|Low chrome plating leading to superb rust prevention||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|High Load capacity by using rollers as rolling element||✓|
|Interchangeable with competitor actuator||✓|
|Optional accessories: sensor rail, sensor kits, covers, combination brackets, in-line or side wrap motor mount||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Optional accessories to complement your NSK Monocarrier
Combination Plates and Brackets
- Used when
movementin more than one plane is desired, i.e. X-Y-Z combination
- Combination brackets join together two Monocarriers to allow movement in multiple planes
- Gantry Plate allows for addition of a support rail for severely cantilevered
The NSK Difference
At NSK, we enable you to pioneer new technology and increase your competitive advantage in your markets. We save you valuable internal resources and time for design work, testing, assembly
For over 40 years, NSK designed integrated electromechanical systems for various automation applications in Medical, Lab Automation, Semiconductor, Machine Tool and Factory Automation.
Integrated mechatronic systems like the new NSK electrified monocarrier (MCE), ensure seamless transition from design to production, and simplify purchasing. We consolidate multiple mechanical and electrical components in one part number and do all the design and assembly work for you.
We partner with you; the one-stop-shop for all your automation needs.
Case Study: 3D Printing for Mass Manufacturing
A 3D manufacturer developed a revolutionary technology that significantly speed up the printing process to enable both production flexibility and high-volume capacity.
The 3D printing OEM had a small footprint available to design a linear positioner that can support and move the printer’s build platform, while also preventing the large reversing forces induced by the build platform and the liquid resin. High rigidity and low backlash mechanism were also needed to enable exceptionally accurate positioning to produce high precision parts.
Monocarrier linear actuator with dual carriages
Locally-based NSK Application Engineering recommended the Monocarrier linear actuator with dual carriages to provide a compact sized positioner with high stiffness, load capacity and smooth motion. The Monocarrier also comes standard with NSK’s K1 lubrication seal that allowed the customer to enjoy maintenance-free operations for up to 5 years or 10,000 km of travel.