Capable of a resolution of 15 µm/step and a maximum load of 13N, Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions’ new microslide linear actuator is good for applications requiring precision motion in a small footprint. Optimized for such applications as microfluidics and optical positioning, it is approximately 22 mm wide by 25,2 mm high and is capable of up to a 64 mm maximum stroke length. A lightweight anodized aluminum base plate houses the lead screw bushing and is rigidly attached to the aluminum motor mounting plate. At the heart of the slide is the Haydon 15000 series 15 mm can-stack motor. The LS15 stepper motor requires no complicated controls and can be commanded using a simple pulse and direction signal. The slide load carriage is made from self-lubricating polyacetal and features a built-in clearance take-up mechanism for load rigidity during motion. The carriage is supported by stainless steel guide rods coated with Black Ice TFE. The Kerk leadscrew is 303 stainless steel and is available in 5 different leads including 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 mm. When combined with the LS15 stepper motor, very fine positioning resolution can be achieved with the microscrew. The microslide is easily configured for application-specific requirements including custom mounting, different stroke lengths, magnetic or optical position sensors, and custom wire harnesses.