Catalyst Motion Group Develops Z-Theta System Capability

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CONTACT: Marcia Colucci, 203-756-7441 ext. 255, marcia.colucci@ametek.com

Catalyst Motion Group Develops Z-Theta System Capability

WATERBURY, CT – Catalyst Motion GroupTM, a Haydon Kerk motion system integrator, has created a Z-Theta system capability utilizing in-house branded products. Z-Theta systems offer a compact and effective package to achieve a rotary axis and a linear axis in a single unit, that when operated in coordinated motion can effectively create a helical motion path.

Z-Theta systems also can be used to move to defined linear positions, and then perform independent rotary moves. The Kerk brand ScrewRail® is the centerpiece of this development, with the linear and rotary power being supplied by Haydon and Pittman motor technology.

Z-Theta systems lend themselves well to picker type applications in automated kiosks, data storage libraries, and other repetitive motion tasks requiring both a linear and a rotary move. Loads of up to 100 pounds and speeds in excess of 10 inches/second are possible.

The Catalyst Motion Group Z-Theta solution is fully customizable and adaptable to a broad range of specific design requirements, providing an innovative and effective solution.

Information on Catalyst Motion Group can be found on its website: www.catalystmotiongroup.com. For help with a specific application, users should call 1-203-725-3852 email info.catalyst@ametek.com or contact: Catalyst Motion Group, 1500 Meriden Road, Waterbury, CT 06705. Phone: 203-725-3852 Fax: 203-756-8724

About Catalyst Motion Group

Catalyst Motion GroupTM is a brand of the AMETEK® Precision Motion Control division. It offers high- precision linear motion systems at all levels of sophistication and integration, providing all necessary mechanical, electrical and software supply and support. Its expertise includes single-axis and multiple-axis systems using either Haydon, Kerk, Pittman or Dunkermotoren components as well as components custom designed to client specifications. It brings together the resources and support of a global corporation, while providing its customers with the individual attention offered by a small, focused and strategically aligned group from the single point contact.


AMETEK Precision Motion Control is a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion.