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Throttle Actuators facilitate industrial vehicle design.
Throttle Actuators facilitate industrial vehicle design.

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December 20, 2013 - Housed in IP69K rated, E-coated aluminum housing for corrosion resistance, Electrak® Throttle Actuators are available in 2 dynamic/static load performance ranges of 10/20 lbf or 30/60 lbf max, with corresponding no load/full load speed performance of 3.7/3.3 ips or 1.9/1.5 ips, respectively. Units offer choice of 12 or 24 Vdc supply voltage, flying leads or connector installation, and straight or right angle cable exit. All provide 50% duty cycle at max load and operate from -40 to 185°F.
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Thomson Industries Inc.
2 Channel Drive
Port Washington NY, , 11050

Simplify Industrial Vehicle Design and Improve Performance with New Thomson Electrak® Throttle Actuators

WOOD DALE, IL – The new Thomson Electrak® Throttle Actuator boasts a rugged and space saving design with integrated features that combine to deliver highly robust, reliable and versatile throttle control operation. As a result, industrial vehicle OEMs benefit from a simplified design process and users benefit from improved industrial vehicle performance.

“Rooted in more than 60 years of motion control experience and innovation, the space-saving design and electromechanical interface of Electrak throttle actuators promote improved ergonomic placement of engine controls to improve operator safety and productivity. This also provides quicker installation, better performance and near-zero maintenance. Even more, on-board electronic options can automatically control engine RPM to minimize the vehicle’s environmental impact by reducing fuel consumption, noise and emissions,” says Al Wroblaski, Product Manager - Linear Actuators.

Designed to meet the high standards required for automotive component applications, the Electrak throttle actuator is equally suited for rugged, harsh industrial settings. Applications for these throttle actuators range from agricultural and construction equipment, military and rescue vehicles, and trucks, fork lifts and mass transport vehicles to industrial automation installations, marine applications, and garden, forestry and mining equipment.

Actuator models are available in numerous, user-selectable configurations, including choice of: 12 or 24 VDC supply voltage, flying leads or connector installation, straight or right angle cable exit, and a variety of on-board electronic options such as potentiometer feedback, end-of-stroke electronic limit switches and CANBUS communication. Other standard features include integrated mounting holes, worm screw drive system with stainless steel extension tube (providing 50 mm/2 in travel length), and a rugged IP69K rated, E-coated aluminum housing for superior corrosion resistance. The Electrak platform offers further versatility with custom-tailored modifications to meet specific individual application requirements.

Standard Electrak throttle actuator models are available in two dynamic/static load performance ranges of 45/90 N (10/20 lbf) or 130/260 N (30/60 lbf) maximum, with corresponding no load/full load speed performance of 96/83 mm/s (3.7/3.3 in/s) or 48/37 mm/s (1.9/1.5 in/s) respectively. All models provide a 50% duty cycle at max load. Operating temperature range is -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F with an extended high temp range option to 125°C (257°F).

About Thomson
With more than 60 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case® Shafting, ground and rolled Ball Screws, Linear Actuators, Gearheads, Clutches, Brakes, Linear Systems, and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945, and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control solutions serving global commercial and aerospace & defense markets. Thomson Industries, Inc. has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with over 2000 distributor locations around the world.

Thomson, 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax);;
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