Rollon Acquires iMS, Expanding Its Lineup of Linear Actuator Modules and Robotic Transfer Units for Heavy Payloads


Rollon, a leading manufacturer of linear motion guides, actuators and systems, is pleased to announce it has acquired Intelligent Machine Solutions, Inc. (iMS), a Michigan-based designer and manufacturer of standard and custom machinery for the automation industry.

With this acquisition, Rollon is expanding its lineup of linear actuator modules and robotic transport units (RTUs), allowing for static loads of over 45.360 Kg and support for industrial robots with payloads up to 2.000 Kg.

“The acquisition of iMS builds upon our established engineering expertise and could enable us to compete more effectively and win new business in the heavy duty linear motion space,” said Rüdiger Knevels, chief executive officer, Rollon. “This deal expands our product line and creates new opportunities for us in the growing and global $700 million robot transfer unit industry.”

In addition to their very high load capacities, these new linear modules and RTUs are easy to implement in automated environments across many industries. They feature a modular design for application-specific configurations and are designed for fast assembly.
Additional features include:

  • Solid steel construction.
  • Large servo-reducer driven rack and pinion drive systems for high positioning accuracy.
  • Standard multi-axis configurations.

For more information about Rollon’s expanded actuator system lineup, visit