Mechanical Actuators

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

Liner 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... 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

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

M&S Centerless Grinding Manufacturers Spool/Sleeve Actuators for Boeing Aircraft

June 24, 2016

Problem: Part match-fit and cylindricity requirements made vendors willing to accept the responsibility of holding print tolerances scarce. Material: 440C HT 58 RC min. Critical Dimensions: Match-fit clearance: hold match fit clearance spool/sleeve to .00005". The resulting cylindricity on both spool and sleeve necessarily were near .000025". 4 Ra surface finish.  Resolution: Match-fit of... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, HVAC, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Standard Motor Products Releases 186 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

June 6, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 186 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release expands coverage through the 2016 model year covering more than 67.5 million additional VIO. SMP introduced 90 new sensors covering 23 million VIO. Highlights include 47 accelerator pedal sensors, 16 ABS speed sensors, 7 mass air flow (MAF)... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Quarter Turn Electric Actuators combine usability and performance.

May 31, 2016

Supplied in NEMA 4/4X/IP67, powder-coated, aluminum alloy housing, HRS Series provides multiplication of motor power to produce compact torque ranges from 300–177,000 lb-in. Larger models feature epicyclic transmission system, and clutch-free manual override system provides full-time override capabilities during powered or un-powered events. Features include on/off or proportional control (2–10 Vdc/4–20 mA inputs and outputs), integrated local control stations, and visual position indicators.
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Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Voice Coil Actuator Kit accelerates prototype development.

May 23, 2016

Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developer's Kit includes 6 actuators with ODs from 32–113.8 mm, force performances from 15.56–1,512 N, and total strokes from 6.35–31.7 mm. Designed to facilitate prototype building for those unfamiliar with VCA technology, kit provides all necessary components to build operational actuation system. Built-in feedback sensor and programmable controller with MotionLab Software runs on user’s local PC, and sample programs are included. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Circular Piezo Actuators suit highly dynamic processes.

April 21, 2016

Based on multilayer and ceramic encapsulation process, P-088 Circular PICMA® Piezo Actuators, Chips, and Tubular Stacks offer microsecond response time, sub nanometer resolution, and resonant frequency to 68 kHz. PICMA® ceramic technology is applied to PD0xx miniature annular PZT chips with outer diameters from 5–16 mm and inner diameters of 2.5–8 mm. Largest 16 mm unit delivers 6,000 N of blocking force in circular form and 4,400 N in annular shape. Travel range of 2 µm is achieved at 100 V. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

Standard Motor Products Releases 250 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

April 1, 2016

NEW YORK, – Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 250 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release expands coverage through the 2016 model year covering more than 200 million additional VIO. The company increased switch coverage by 40 million VIO with the introduction of 90 SKUs, including 25 combination switches and 20 instrument panel... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Import Motor Parts cover greater than 16 million VIO.

March 28, 2016

Intermotor® Import includes 67 part numbers that expand coverage for 2015 model year with >16 million VIO. While 12 turbocharger SKUs include new and remanufactured units for gasoline applications, there are 3 diesel fuel injectors, 4 power door lock actuators, and 11 fuel vapor canisters that provide coverage for 3 million VIO. Examples of 23 switch SKUs, which increase coverage by 5 million VIO, include 4WD selector, ignition, heated seat, power door lock, and power window switches. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hy-Mag Circuit Breaker is offered with recessed paddle actuator.

March 22, 2016

Designed for precision operation in OEM markets requiring general-purpose as well as full-load amp applications, A-Series hydraulic-magnetic (Hy-Mag) circuit breakers are available with visi-rocker or paddle actuators. Sealed toggle actuator style suits harsh environments, while optional rocker-guard and push-to-reset bezels help prevent inadvertent actuation. With 1–6 poles and 0.02–50 A capacities, temperature-stable products are rated up to 277 Vac or 80 Vdc. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Small Profile Belt Drive Actuator solves automation issues.

March 17, 2016

LEZ 1 (Automation stick), driven by 9 mm HTD belt, has max speed of 1.5 m/sec and can be ordered without motor or with either 50 Ncm stepper motor or 160 Ncm stepper motor with 2:1 belt drive. While 44 x 30 mm cross section and standard travels from 153–2,853 mm accommodate use in tight spaces, 70 mm wide carriage facilitates mounting of objects. Slide comes standard with limit switches at both ends of travel, and repeatability is ±0.2 mm. Complete electronic controller package is available. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

BWD Automotive Releases 197 New Part Numbers

March 16, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 197 new part numbers to its BWD® engine management line, covering domestic and import vehicles. The BWD line expansion features more than 60 million additional VIO with new key category coverage through the 2015 model year. BWD® added 110 new parts to its diesel category, including several new product categories and... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Standard Motor Products Releases 197 New Parts for Standard® and Intermotor®

March 9, 2016

NEW YORK - Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) announces the addition of 197 new part numbers to its Standard® and Intermotor® lines. The release expands coverage through the 2015 model year covering more than 60 million additional VIO. The highlight is the addition of 110 SKUs to the company's diesel line, including both new product categories and line expansions to existing... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Control Loader Actuators and Systems

March 4, 2016

Electric Digital Control Loaders - High Force, High Fidelity Model 400-X are designed for primary controls with FAA Level D requirements. These requirements typically need high torque, high fidelity and velocity. The gearbox is combined with a low inertia DC motor, angular displacement transducer and a load cell. The system comes complete with computer and maintenance software. Host interface... Read More