Pick & Place Actuators

Pick and place actuator motion symbol

Basic pick & place actuators combine a rotary section with a linear cylinder to provide independently-controlled linear and rotary motion. These actuators are also known as multi-motion actuators, and even though their rotary sections provide rotary motion, they can also provide stepping motion in certain sizes (contact us for more information). All Rotomation pick & place actuators feature black-anodized aluminum bodies, stressproof steel rods, ball bearings, and stainless steel hardware.

Common Options: two rod types, 1 or 2" long stop tube on linear section, auxiliary shaft, adjustable rotation, bumpers, integrated flow control or cushion needle valve, high-temperature seals, mount plates, magnetic switches for position feedback, and various port locations.

Standard rod strokes: from 0.50" to 12.00", in 0.25" increments.

Group PA1R pick place actuators Single Rack Pick & Place Actuators

Tie rod construction offers maximum configurability and durability, and are fully rebuildable. Single rack actuators are designed for general applications where reliability and durability are important.

Group PA2R pick place actuators Dual Rack Pick & Place Actuators

Dual rack actuators have the additional advantages of double torque and zero lash at the ends of the rotation without increasing the footprint of the actuator. All construction features and options available on single rack tie rod actuators are also available on dual rack actuators.




See our newest custom actuator case study here.

A customer came to us recently to design and build a new product from the ground up. They needed to build a new bottling machine to handle filling their customer’s unique bottle design with very caustic materials. Once we determined the full requirements, we designed and manufactured a new rotary actuator with an attached gripper unit, all in 316 stainless steel to provide protection from corrosive materials. The new actuator and gripper grips the bottle; rotates it to the desired degrees for filling, then rotates back to release the bottle.