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Linear Motion

With over 23 years’ experience in the linear motion industry, Matara is the go-to company for cost-effective yet bespoke linear motion control solutions.

With a large UK stock of linear motion control automation components, including precision ground and rolled ball screws, power lead screws and linear guides and rails, we can offer you a complete solution for your project.

What is linear motion control?

Linear motion systems are used in industrial automation with one task in mind: to move parts of a machine in a straight line in a pre-determined and controlled manner. The most common solutions for linear motion control include ball screw linear actuators, lead screw actuators and lead screw drives.

Linear motion is used for various applications, including machine tools, assembling and packing, testing and inspection, and robotic systems. It works through the conversion of electrical energy via linear motor and is delivered through the combination of several technologies, including those mentioned above.

Benefits of linear motion

There are some outstanding benefits of linear motion control when compared to other control methods. Linear motion can improve an actuator’s acceleration value and, because of the mechanical connections, the movement is smooth.

Linear motion also guarantees the following:

  • High accuracy levels
  • Feedback can reach the sub-micron level easily
  • Simple and cost-effective maintenance
  • Moving parts at a minimum
  • Highly reliable due to lack of mechanical contact

When using linear motion, it is essential to ensure the proper alignment of your components to ensure they work as expected. If components are not correctly configured there will likely be issues with the acceleration.

Why choose Matara?

We have a well-established and ever-growing machine shop, enabling us to deliver custom, cost-effective machining options for your linear motion design.

We stock a range of linear motion control options, including lead screws and ball screw linear actuators, linear guides and rails. All of which are designed to be used in conjunction with a screw assembly or alternative linear motion drives.


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MSR at max stroke
Product Code: PM-MSR

MSR Series Miniature slide with anti-cage creep

PMM 1-30_2
Product Code: PM-PMM

PMM Series Ball miniature slides

PMMR 2-30_3
Product Code: PM-PMMR

PMMR Series crossed-roller miniature slides

RNG Series
Product Code: PM-RNG

RNG Series compact cross-roller linear guideway set

RNG-ACC
Product Code: PM-RNG-ACC

RNG-ACC Series linear guideway set with anti-cage creep

RSD 6150-12AA-GA
Product Code: PM-RSD

RSD Series cross-roller linear guideway set

RSDE Series
Product Code: PM-RSDE

RSDE Series deep groove cross-roller guideways

RSDE-ACC
Product Code: PM-RSDE-ACC

RSDE cross-roller guideway set with anti-cage creep technology

RT Series
Product Code: PM-RT

RT Series Frictionless slides

RTA Series
Product Code: PM-RTA

RTA Series lightweight precision slides

RTS Series
Product Code: PM-RTS

RTS Series Miniature slides

FRC SE/DE Series Pneumatic Clamping Element
Product Code: FRC-T

FRC Pneumatic Clamping Element

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FRCMAN Series Manual Clamping Element
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FRCMAN-LT Series Manual Clamping Element

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FRCMAN-M-LT Series Miniature Manual Clamping Element
Product Code: FRCMAN-M-LT

FRCMAN-M LT Manual Clamping Element for Miniature Linear Guides

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FRCCMAN Series Manual Clamping Element
Product Code: FRCCMAN-LT

FRCCMAN LT Manual Clamping Element for Round Bars LIGHT LINE

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FRCC SE/DE Series Pneumatic Clamping Element
Product Code: FRCC

FRCC Pneumatic Clamping Element for Round Bars

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FRCDP SE/DE Series Pneumatic Clamping Element
Product Code: FRCDP

FRCDP Double Piston Element

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FRCDPH SE/DE Series Pneumatic Clamping Element
Product Code: FRCDPH

FRCDPH Powered Double Piston Clamping Element

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