Having a linear actuator the fits on the XY moving gantry shuttle is useful for liquid handling and pick and place applications. After numerous iterations, we have developed a lightweight, yet sturdy linear actuator that can be easily attached and removed. Having this flexibility is useful if one day the system is used as a laboratory automation tool and the next day it is used as an FDM 3D printer printing 1.75mm diameter PLA filament.
Attaching pipetting attachment tool is available as an option.
The moving Z drive linear actuator module attaches to the attachment plate that is located on the gantry shuttle.