Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions has released a new version of its popular 36mm G4 linear actuator. The new configuration includes an adapter to allow the smaller 36mm OD unit to replace existing size 17 hybrid stepper motor linear actuators. The 36mm G4 linear actuator meets the performance of larger hybrid size 17 actuators and exceeds performance of comparable sized can stack actuators. The new unit with adapter plate can use the same bolt pattern and pilot surface as the existing hybrid units. The force output range of the unit is from 70N to 260N (16lb to 58lb) and output resolution ranges from 0.0133mm to 0.102mm per step command. To extend reliability and meet higher performance requirements, the design uses high-energy neodymium magnets and optimized teeth geometry for higher continuous force output in a small package. The G4 has a 20% higher output force across the entire speed range in comparison to other units of its size and contains custom-engineered plastics and larger bearings for more support for the rotors and higher axial load capacity. Ideal for bar code scanning devices, medical equipment, printing equipment, laboratory instrumentation and other high force-small package mechanisms, it is available in captive, non-captive and external linear configurations.