Solutions Linear Motion Systems


A Wide Array of Solutions

Create linear motion solutions with a wide variety of structural aluminum profiles and linear motion components.

item’s ‘dynamic section’ of products includes aluminum profiles and linear motion components that can be created for light or heavy duty. The system can be built to travel from only a few inches to over one hundred feet! Loads can consist of just a few ounces to thousands of pounds.

The key to the item linear motion system is the high level of (straightness) tolerance in its Line 5, 8, and 12 aluminum extrusions. The item Shaft Clamp Profile enables the installation of guide shafts into the standard t-slot groves.

item is constantly innovating new linear actuators that are both compact and comprehensive systems. An example of this is the KLE & KRF belt driven linear actuator solutions that are ideal for tight spaces without sacrificing precision movement.

A Variety of Applications

item West’s team of linear motion engineers can assist in both design and mechanical drawings that fit a variety of applications:

  • Packaging machinery
  • Laboratory automation
  • Test fixtures
  • Water jets
  • Laser cutting machines
  • Welding operations
  • And many more…

There are two basic designs: single axis systems and multi-axis applications.

Projects demanding multi-axis functionality are related to material handling operations and often require moving loads left, right, up and down from a home position. This simple process can become complicated for components of different sizes, though even varying sizes and weights can be arranged for easy inspection.

Overhead gantries are a common application for belt-driven linear actuators up to and exceeding 100 feet in length. Gantry applications are found throughout a variety of industries and can be a low-cost solution when considering robots for handling materials. In some cases, even existing robots can be moved with belt-driven linear actuators, adding versatility to operations.


  • Complete range of products for use in virtually any application
  • Linear motion systems with all market-specific drive variants
  • Ready to mount components can be combined with motors, positioning controllers, and sensor systems
  • item West’s on-site engineering services



Whether you are just exploring the options or ready to build a solution, we’re here to help you every step of the way!

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Linear Units KLE – High Performance and Compact

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This special catalogue will guide you through the extensive product range, including the turnkey KLE and KRF solutions. Download Now

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The Possibilities are Endless

item West creates specific solutions in a wide variety of areas, such as linear actuators, machine bases, frames, material handling, work benches, safety guarding, and special applications. See examples below.


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