Robotics and Automation


This market is all about precision. From industrial robotics to home 3D printing, precise and consistent positioning is the key requirement. Megadyne has been a development partner and supplier to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and end users from the start.


Many Customers have linked Megadyne with this specific industrial sector thanks to its wide range of standard and customized products. Take a look at our selection and choose the right solution for your specific application!

  • Timing Belts
  • Flat belts
  • Multi-rib belts
  • Special & Fabricated belts

Success Stories

  • Mechanical Arm Drive
  • Linear Actuator
  • Today’s robotic and automated manufacturing processes require faster speeds, precise motion and compact design. Applications range from miniature, precision motion semiconductor manufacturing to automotive assembly lines.

    The robotic arms used in this sector are designed to perform tasks such as welding, gripping, spinning, etc. For example, robot arms in automotive assembly lines perform a variety of tasks such as welding and parts rotation and placement during assembly.

    High-strength synchronous belts are increasingly incorporated into robotic arm applications. Megadyne works extensively with manufacturers in this segment solving the problems presented by applications requiring high precision movement and placement repeatability.

    A robotic arm manufacturer contacted Megadyne with an application requiring consistent, repetitive and precise movement. Our team of engineers worked extensively with the client solving the problem with a custom solution. Read the history here.

  • Linear actuators are a widely used component in modern machinery. They create motion in a straight line either horizontally or vertically. Many types are available and used in applications as diverse as pick and place gantries, precision positioning for machining operations and cross-transfer conveying. They are applied anywhere vertical or horizontal transfer movement is required. Depending upon the requirements of an application they can generate force in either one or both directions, driven by various technologies such as hydraulic, pneumatic, ball screws or synchronous belts.  

    In many applications, high-strength precision synchronous belt-driven actuators are the preferred choice to deliver versatile performance for diverse applications requiring high-precision positioning. They are capable of operation with high speed, thrust and payload.

    A manufacturer needed assistance with a linear actuator application intended for use at extremely low temperatures. They knew the extreme environment with temperatures as low as -50°C/-58°F would call for a special belt construction.

    Download our Success Story to read Megadyne's solution.