Mechanical Actuators

Mechanical Power Transmission

LAH13-11-000A Voice Coil Actuator prevents unwanted shaft rotation.

November 19, 2016

Preventing unwanted shaft rotation, LAH13-11-000A Voice Coil Actuator delivers peak force of 11.9 N and continuous stall force of 0.7 N. Measuring 36.00 mm x 30.00 mm, device weighs 0.22 lb. Eliminating friction and side-loads at non-vertical angle, unit removes unwanted particulate accumulation caused from bearing/bushing shedding. Returning magnet to mid-stroke when re-energized, Actuator is suitable for medical equipment and aerospace applications.

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Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

RSA-119 for Merlin Gerin ICCB comes with magnetic latching system.

November 13, 2016

Enabling operators to remotely close or trip Merlin Gerin insulated case circuit breaker (ICCB) from a safe distance of up to 300 feet, CBS ArcSafe’s RSA-119 (Remote Switch Actuator) are compatible with all closed-door Mechanical Products (MP) breakers. Suitable for low-voltage electrical distribution for buildings, hospitals, and data centers, remote switch is housed in rugged case, along with 24V DC LED light, and wireless video camera system with LCD monitor.

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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Motor/Drive/Controller supports single-axis applications.

October 27, 2016

Creating space-saving, integrated servo motor/drive/controller electric actuator solution for single-axis applications, ACSI is suitable for replacing pneumatic cylinders and automating other axes of motion. IP65-rated unit creates linear motion in desired units (mm or inch) via USB or Ethernet port. Available in NEMA 23 and 34 sizes, ACSI features variety of operating modes, such as digital I/O index moves, analog position (0-10 Vdc or 4-20 mA), ODVA™ conformant EtherNet/IP™, and Modbus TCP. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Can Stack Linear Actuators offer max holding force of 50 N.

October 19, 2016

Featuring 7.5° step angle that provides fine incremental movement, 20 mm Series 20DBM is suitable for electronic pipettes, medical and non-medical analyzers, XY stages, and valve actuators. Customizable linear stepper motors are powered by high-energy neodymium magnets, optimized electromagnetic circuit, and bearing preload design. RoHS compliant products are available in Captive and Non-Captive versions with various leadscrew pitch options. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Universal Rotary Unit features high torque design.

October 19, 2016

Available in sizes 16, 32, and 40, SRM Universal Rotary Unit features internal shock absorbers that provide high inertia capacity as well as fast swivel times. Product offers large pinion mounting surface for stability and large center bore for feeding through items such as cables and hoses. Modular air feed-through and electrical feed-through versions are available as factory options or as field installed items. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

BIE Kimco Voice Coil Actuator On-Board NASA's Spacecraft

October 18, 2016

VISTA, Calif., − Sept. 2016 – BEI Kimco, a brand of Sensata Technologies, is a part of NASA’s first asteroid sampling mission that could revolutionize understanding of the early solar system. BEI Kimco designed a customized Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) to meet the harsh requirements for a spectrometer moving mirror application on the Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource...Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator for N-Frame MCCB keeps operators safe.

October 7, 2016

Portable RSA-57T remote switch actuator (RSA) lets technicians remotely close or trip Square D N-Frame molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) from safe distance of up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system negates any modifications to existing electrical equipment for installation/operation. Unit is compatible with flush-mounted N-Frame breakers rated from 600–1,200 A with or without factory lockouts. Several options are available. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Safety Gate System provides holding force of 7,500 N.

September 19, 2016

Suitable for small and light as well as large and heavy doors and gates, PSENmlock offers safety gate monitoring and safe guard locking for protection of personnel and processes to highest PL e in one device. Currentless guard locking system uses bistable magnet, minimizing energy consumption. With holding force of 7,500 N and integrated latching force of 30 N, safety gate system prevents guard from opening inadvertently, making PSENmlock particularly suitable for machines with hazardous overrun. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Solid State Valve Actuators feature LED status monitoring.

September 15, 2016

Featuring limit switches and middle position, Type EA25-250 All-Digital Electric Actuators can automate wide range of ball and butterfly valves in applications such as chemical processing, water treatment, and refrigeration. Devices operate valves with rotating angle from 90–180°, delivering nominal torques from 10–100 Nm and peak torques from 25–250 Nm. Clear display with LED indicators shows valve position and actuator status at-a-glance, in low light conditions or from distance. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

Piezoelectric Actuators/Chips and Stacks enable flexible designs.

September 15, 2016

Piezoelectric actuators, low-voltage piezoelectric chips, and discrete stacks with through holes enable actuator integration flexibility. Driven under max voltage of 150 V to provide maximum free stroke displacements from 1.8–3.0 µm with sub-millisecond response, chips can be manufactured with or without pre-attached wires and with 2.0–6.0 mm dia holes, 5.0 x 5.0 mm to 10.0 x 10.0 mm cross sections, and under 5.0 mm thicknesses. Stacks provide free stroke displacements up to 100 µm. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Value Added Piezo Element Assembly accelerates OEM integration.

September 6, 2016

Value added piezo components are provided by adhering flexible printed circuits, which provide necessary electrical contact, securely and easily, without soldering to facilitate application integration. OEM customization of piezo elements, including encapsulating or mounting to existing component, is available. Made from ferroelectric soft or hard piezo materials, custom-designed components are available as spheres, disks, rods, cylinders, plates, blocks, rings, and tubes. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Assured Automation NV Series Actuator Recognized in Best of the Best 2016 Best Practices Award

September 1, 2016

NV Series Replaces obsolete belt-driven valve actuators with gear-style design actuator at less than 10% of the cost of OEM's replacement option CLARK, N.J., Aug. 29, 2016 - Much of our electricity is generated by gas turbines, internal combustion (IC) engines that produce power by burning air-fuel mixtures that throw off hot gases which in turn spin the turbines. The Combined Cycle...Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuator utilizes all-steel drive pinion.

August 30, 2016

Featuring 5:1 reduction ratio, 12 Vdc Model MMP LA3-12V-5-A-SP-100 maintains rapid 2 ips stroke speed and 4 in. overall stroke length. Acme screw drive allows for 517 lb of static load, while unit boasts 45 lb dynamic load rating. Operating from -26 to +65°C, IP65-rated actuator features 8 mm diameter clevis mounts on both ends and built-in limit switches for both ends of travel. Typical uses include door opening/closing, valve actuation, louver actuation, and packaging machinery. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Voice Coil Actuator delivers low hystesis and friction.

August 19, 2016

Targeting applications requiring low friction and high force accuracy, 38 mm dia x 48.3 mm long LAH1-19-000A provides low hysteresis/low friction with consistent bi-directional position control. Symmetrical flex circuit prevents friction caused by movement to ensure consistent results, and solid brass ball cage with captured steel balls further reduces friction. Along with hysteresis of 10 mN, operating specifications include 4.7 N peak force and 7.4 mm total stroke. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator enables safe operation of MCC bucket.

August 11, 2016

Portable RSA-35 lets technicians remotely close or trip Westinghouse 11-300 motor control center bucket from safe distance (up to 300 ft away) and remain stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system negates any need for modification to existing electrical equipment for installation and operation. Optional features include radio remote (300 ft range), 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and protective case assembly. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Non-Industrial Products, Transportation Industry Products

Thomson Provides Motion Control Products for Student Tractor Design Competition

July 20, 2016

RADFORD, VA – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, was a silver sponsor of this year’s International Quarter Scale (IQS) tractor design competition of the American Society of Agricultural Biological Engineers (ASABE). In this annual event, engineering students design and build garden-sized tractors and then compete in a variety of...Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Moving Voice Coil Actuators have miniature form factor.

July 14, 2016

At 0.735 in. long with 0.40 in. OD and 0.10 in. stroke, NCM01-04-001-2IB moving magnet voice coil actuator generates continuous force of 0.10 lb and peak force of 0.30 lb. Unit utilizes hardened shaft and sliding contact bushing and is suited for oscillatory motion. At 0.36 in. long with 0.44 in. OD and 0.13 in. stroke, NCC01-04-001-1X moving coil voice coil actuator generates 0.06 lb continuous and 0.18 lb peak. Plastic bobbin prevents damping forces otherwise caused by metallic bobbin. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Standard Motor Products Releases 213 New Parts for Standard and Intermotor

July 12, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 213 new part numbers to its Standard and Intermotor lines. The release spans 49 product categories and expands coverage through the 2016 model year with more than 100 million additional VIO. SMP continued to make expansions to its diesel program, with the introduction of a diesel fuel injection harness, diesel fuel...Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Miniature Voice Coil Actuators

June 29, 2016

H2W Technologies offers miniature versions of both our moving coil and moving magnet voice coil actuators. Additionally, we offer custom designed solutions to meet your application specifications. H2W has built its smallest moving magnet voice coil actuator (NCM01-04-001-2IB) to date, with an outside diameter of 0.40 in [10 mm and a length of 0.735 in [18.8 mm. It has a stroke of 0.10 in [2.5...Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Belt-Drive Actuator handles loads up to 520 lb.

June 28, 2016

With speeds up to 100 in./sec and strokes up to 230 in., MXB-S Belt-Drive Actuator offers solution for light- to moderate-loading applications requiring high duty cycle and high speeds over long strokes. Unit features trapezoidal solid bearing that slides along extrusion, acting as wiper against contaminants, making it suitable for harsh environments. Actuator is available in 6 body sizes with in-line motor mounts as well as reverse parallel mounts with 3:1 timing belt reductions. Read More