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Macron Dynamics Large UC Series X/Z Gantry Robot

Macron Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of Linear Robotic motion systems and belt driven actuators, has recently introduced the UC gantry family, a new line of heavy-duty X/Z linear robots, to their product line. The UC gantry line consists of four pick and place linear robots, ranging in size from single X / single Z axes to dual X / dual Z axes and capable of moving heavy payloads in a growing number of large scale automation applications.


“As the demand for automation grows in all areas of production and packaging, Macron has created a line of stronger, scalable gantries to fit longer and heavier situations,” said Craig Marshall, Executive Vice President at Macron Dynamics. “Our UC gantry line features independently driven dual axes using our proven workhorse Macron 14 belt driven linear actuators.”


Macron’s new heavy duty X/Z linear robot line has been designed for heavy payload pick and place functionality, made possible by the integration of a new, stronger connection interface between the 2 axes. Varying in size and configuration to suit a range of uses, the UC gantries are available with 25mm and 50mm belts and feature both single and dual independently driven X and Z axes.


The new X/Z gantries are configured using heavy-duty MSA-14H actuators, the company’s most popular, flexible, and economical product to fit any length requirement. In comparison to popular articulated arm robots with limited reach and lifting capabilities, the Macron UC gantry line is designed to fit long distance linear traverse with heavy payload applications.


“By introducing this robust line of X/Z gantries, we’ve set out to solve some very common large scale pick and place problems in the automation world,” said Marshall. “We’re making it possible to move what you want, wherever you want it, with enough options to meet a variety of payload capacities.”


The entire UC gantry line is adaptable with the Macron CLAWS™ free-fall protection system. Macron Dynamics linear robots are available preconfigured and preassembled at standard and custom travels, as well as custom designed by Macron engineers for a modular solution to any linear motion challenge.


For more information about the new UC series, see the link below:



About Macron Dynamics, Inc.


Macron Dynamics is a manufacturer of linear robotics solutions and mechanical motion components found in automation systems through the U.S. and around the world. For more than 25, Macron has refined each component and every product through time-tested installations and experience. Macron products are built with the highest quality materials, assembled in the USA, and engineered to withstand the abuses of rigorous, daily usage. Macron specializes in delivering automation solutions including single-axis, long travel, gantries and multi-axis linear robotics systems for a wide range of industries. Macron's unique product designs consist of both standard and configurable models that can be quickly modified to meet most robotics and automation application.



Macron Dynamics releases vertical arrest system

Patent Pending for Arresting System in Vertically Positioned Belt Driven Actuators

CLAWS arresting system for vertical belt driven actuators

The new patent pending Macron CLAWS vertical arrest system alleviates one of your main concerns about belt driven actuators used in vertical motion applications; What if the belt brakes?

  • Belt-driven actuator now features built-in braking system
  • Protects payloads in vertical applications
  • Prevents damage to linear motion system components

Macron actuators are robust and constructed of durable materials, however there is potential for a belt to fail due to a variety of conditions including misuse, overloading, shock loading, crashes, jams, over torque from drive system, or contamination.

Proper actuator maintenance cannot prevent these conditions from causing a belt failure. The CLAWS system provides a level of assurance and peace of mind. If a belt does fail, there will be no dangerous free fall of the cart and load in a vertical application.

How does the CLAWS system work? The arresting mechanism is a carbon fiber reinforced rack. If a belt breaks and the load carriage begins to slip or fall, teeth on the CLAWS rack automatically engage the belt and stop it from moving.

What does this mean? CLAWS grabs and holds. Your products, materials, system components and even your workers all benefit. With the added assurance of CLAWS, the speed, accuracy, and travel offered by a belt driven actuator can be applied in vertical applications without hesitation.

CLAWS is a trademark of Macron Dynamics, Inc. Patent pending. CLAWS is available in all new belt driven actuators and retrofit kits.