Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc., a division of Ametek Inc., has announced the RoHS-compliant IDEA size 23, a noncaptive linear actuator that combines high-output force, rotary to linear motion, stepper drive and programmable control in a single integrated package. Linear travel per step ranges from 0.0031 to 0.127 mm, and output force is up to 200 pound-force. Besides full programmability through a graphical user interface, the linear actuator configuration is capable of up to 20 in. of stroke length with a variety of screw pitches, allowing fine-resolution linear motion. It is suitable for small gantry robots, motion systems for optics and lasers, high-resolution imaging, precision fluid dispensing and other applications requiring precise linear motion. Programming the actuator is done via onscreen graphic buttons.