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Application Story: PMK for ATS Systems Wet Bench Processing Machine

ATS Automation was designing a wet bench processing machine for a life science application.  On one axis of the machine, ATS needed to mount their servo motor parallel to their linear actuator due to space limitations. 


Finding an adapter kit that would bring the servo motor parallel to the actuator and fit within the tight space restrictions.

By working with GAM, not only did we get a design specifically for our applications, but we saved about six weeks in lead time compared to the option quote from another supplier. Bryan Hellm, Motion Control Specialist at Northwest Motion


ATS worked with Bryan Hellum, Motion Control Specialist at Northwest Motion to specify the GAM Parallel Mount Kit (PMK).  Bryan then collaborated with GAM application engineers to design a modified PMK that had a shorter center to center and overall length to fit within the allowed space.

“GAM did a great job modifying the standard PMK design in order to bring the center to center distance of the pulleys in closer to fit within their constraints,” said Bryan Hellum, “By working with GAM, not only did we get a design specifically for our application, but we saved about 6 weeks in leadtime compared to the option quoted from another supplier.”

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About ATS Automation

ATS Automation provides innovative, custom designed, built and installed manufacturing solutions to many of the world's most successful companies. Founded in 1978, ATS uses its industry-leading knowledge and global capabilities to serve the sophisticated automation systems' needs of multinational customers in industries such as life sciences, computer/electronics, energy, transportation and consumer products.

About Northwest Motion

Northwest Motion provides high performance control systems and components to manufacturers in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1987, Northwest Motion has provided world-class products and services to meet the most demanding motion control applications.