Manufacturer of Linear Motion SystemsManufacturer of Linear Motion Systems
4215 Pleasant Rd
Fort Mill, SC 29708

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Manufacturer of Linear Motion SystemsManufacturer of Linear Motion Systems

Motorized Carriage Curved Rail System

Stepper or Servo Motor Capable


For transporting light payloads like camera systems.  These are cost effective for Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEMs) that make a series of identical machines or instruments.

These products are typically found in Scanning and Imaging Systems such as Medical Imaging instruments or Industrial Inspection systems.

Why use this type of product?

  Extremely Lightweight, Curved Rail Section made to your required motion path.


Featured below:  OEM custom Curved Rail Assembly for an X-ray Inspection System.



Custom Rail Motion Profile with Motorized Carriage

Motorized Carriage Curve Rail System



Motor and Drive System

The carriage is driven back and forth along the curved rail motion path via a Nema 17 size stepper motor.

An Arcus Single Axis standalone USB Controller plus Driver, ACD-SDE, is used for drive and control.

Arcus Drive and Control

Application Details

Customer needed to slowly move an imaging camera across the surface of an airfoil while gathering data for inspection analysis.

We designed and manufactured a curved guide system to the required (customer provided) motion profile. The rail, made of aluminum material, required extensive machining to achieve a very lightweight product.

Physical Size  (footprint)

mm(in.)
Length:1010(39.8)
Width:25(1)
Height:152(6)

Capable of moving approximate
payload of 0.5 kg (~1.0 lb).

Motorized Curved Rail Assembly Front View
Photo Above:   Side view of Curved Rail with Motorized Carriage along with some dimensional information overlayed

Motorized Carriage Assembly

Motorized Carriage

Carriage plate is connected to the rail via three cam roller bearings. A polymer tire (yellow color in photos) installed over each bearing enables smooth quiet movement.

The motor is conveniently offset a short distance from the center of the carriage allowing the customer a large surface area (see blue arrow in the front view photo) for attaching their camera mechanism.

A camera, sensor, or other type of payload can easily be mounted to the carriage.

Motorized Carriage