Mechanical Actuators

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator enhances MCCB safety for workers.

May 22, 2015

Compatible with type THQD, THQDL, TQD, and TQDL General Electric Q-Line molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) with 2/3 poles and rated for 100–225 A, RSA-56C lets technicians remotely close or open circuit breakers from safe distance outside arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation does not require any modifications to existing electrical equipment. Circuit breaker applications include switchboards, motor control centers, and lighting, power, and customized control panelboards. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Single-Axis Electric Actuator Driver/Controller is ODVA compliant.

May 22, 2015

Available in servo and stepper control technologies and intended for use with electric actuators, ACS actuator control solution ensures interoperability between ODVA™-conformant devices over EtherNet/IP™. Drives are intended to be controlled from PLC or master controller via 24 Vdc DIO, 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA analog I/O, or Ethernet or Modbus RTU over RS-485. EtherNet/IP communication option, allowing multiple drives to be daisy-chained and controlled, also allows infinite position capability. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator enables safe medium-voltage LIS operation.

May 18, 2015

CBS ArcSafe® RSA-27 lets technicians remotely close or open Square D HVL/cc medium-voltage load interrupter switches (LIS) from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Use of magnets and existing features negates modifications to existing electrical equipment for installation/operation. Compatibility covers all Square D HVL/cc medium-voltage, metal-enclosed switchgear LIS equipped with over toggle mechanism and ratings from 2.4–38 kV, 60–150 kV BIL, and 600–1,200 A. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Automation Actuator features closed-loop force, position control.

May 12, 2015

Offering force resolutions to 5 mN and linear encoder resolution of 100 nm, V-273 automation actuator comes with controller that reads actuator's force and position sensors in parallel and seamlessly switches from closed-loop force control to position control and vice versa. Along with variable step size and frequency, N-472 actuator has >10 million cycle life expectancy, position sensor with resolution of <1 nm, standard motion ranges from 7.5–26 mm, and vacuum capability. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Six-Axis Hexapod Motion System is based on fast linear motors.

April 17, 2015

Based on parallel kinematic actuator structure for 6 degrees of freedom, H-860KMAG is driven by non-contact PIMag voice-coil linear motors and guided by frictionless flexures. Lightweight struts, in combination with stiff zero-play flexure joints, contribute to capabilities that include 4g acceleration, 100 Hz (small signal) max operating frequencies, and 250 mm/sec max velocity. Uses include high dynamics motion and vibration simulations requiring smooth and quiet, high-speed motion. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electromechanical Motion System drives simulation.

April 8, 2015

Available with 1,500 and 2,700 kg payloads, Electromechanical Motion System offers lifelong lubrication and fully integrated compensation for necessary static load. Design protects cabling and enables essential electronics and computer to be integrated. Terminals for power supply and motion computer are provided standard, and optionally for I/O, USB, or thermo-elements. Utilizing certified safety components, platform simulates passenger vehicles, trucks, trains, heavy equipment, and aircraft. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Double-Stack Linear Actuators deliver thrust up to 7.7 kg.

April 7, 2015

Occupying just 0.8 in.², Series 21000 Size 8 Actuators comes in captive, non-captive, and external linear versions with resolutions from 0.0025–0.04 mm per step. Units can also be micro-stepped for even finer resolution. Incorporating engineered thermoplastics in rotor drive nut and stainless steel acme leadscrew, stepper motor linear actuators are suited for medical equipment, semiconductor handling, valve control, X-Y tables, and handheld instruments. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Sealed Linear Stage handles light loads.

March 30, 2015

Measuring 80 x 120 mm, SLS Light offers max dynamic payload of 15 kg for direct drive linear motor version and 30 kg for ball screw version. Both sizes have proprietary linear lip seal design that integrates with stage’s anodized aluminum housing. Made from ruggedized polyurethane elastomer, seal resists chemicals, temperature extremes, and mechanical wear, and keeps out contamination such as manufacturing debris, particulate, or liquids. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Round Body Pneumatic Cylinders come in metric design.

March 20, 2015

Available in imperial and metric designs to match machine builders’ specifications, Optimax® Series OCG provides alternative to standard built-to-order product line. Actuators come in 6 bore sizes with 10 stroke lengths. Offering drop-in mounting to match global standard, field repairable cylinders include standard cushions to minimize end of travel impact and magnets for switch sensing capability. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Rail System offers corrosion resistance.

March 10, 2015

Suitable for high speed and high cycling applications, DEFENDER 1 Nitride-Plus Linear Rail™ System has hardened steel bearing rails with Nitride-Plus coating for extended life. Rails come in lengths of 40.94, 59.84, 81.89, and 122.83 in. Each 3-bearing roller block or slider unit is 3.15 in. long and available in 300 series stainless steel or zinc plated. Equipped with lubricated for life bearings and ZZ seals, hardened 52100 bearing steel rollers can be washed down. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Compact Linear Actuator offers built-in controller or pulse input.

March 10, 2015

Available with built-in controller (stored data) driver or pulse input driver, DRLII Series includes maximized speed specifications on 28 and 60 mm frame sizes as well as lead screw pitch of 8 mm for 42 mm frame size (ground and rolled screw types). Series works in applications where step and direction are required and performs as both linear actuator and networking product solution. Options include knob or electromagnetic brake, guide, and rolled or ground ball screw. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Polynoid Linear Actuators replace air cylinders.

February 24, 2015

Providing forces up to 100 lb, acceleration to 1 g, and speeds to 90 ips, Polynoid Linear Actuators consist of electrically operated, open loop AC linear induction motors that deliver constant force over entire stroke. Units can run directly off of 115/230 Vac line voltage or with adjustable frequency drive. Direction of travel is reversible by switching 2 of 3 leads. Suited for limited duty cycle applications, actuators offer optional built-in electronic brake for end holding. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Squeeze Handle Actuator targets entry doors.

February 10, 2015

Made of corrosion-resistant materials and tested to 40,000 cycles, Model AC-50 is suitable for rugged outdoor environments. Unit enables ergonomic one-handed squeeze actuation and features curved profile specifically designed for mounting on rounded surfaces, such as steel tube. When combined with R4 Rotary Latches and AC Cables, AC Actuators create complete system that provides secure, remote latching for both interior and exterior applications. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Linear Actuator Slide enables flexible system design.

February 6, 2015

Along with other PHD electric and pneumatic solutions, Series ESFX linear slides can combine to create any system to meet multi-axis Cartesian robot/system requirements. Rigid frame promotes support and strength, and heavy-duty versions are available to provide additional bearing support for demanding load and offset applications. This saddle type actuator also offers Your Motor, Your Way for configuration of motor mounting plates for diverse motor manufacturers. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Cylinder delivers thrust up to 114 kN.

January 5, 2015

Featuring 125 mm frame size with oversized ball screw and thrust bearings, Model ETH125 utilizes integrated drive train and guidance design that maximizes overall thrust capacity, offering energy-efficient solution to hydraulic actuation. Unit features max stroke of 2 m, max speed of 1.7 m/s, and max acceleration of 15 m/s². IP54-rated as standard with options for IP65 and higher, cylinder provides bi-directional repeatability of ±0.03 mm, ±0.05 mm for parallel mount. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motion Systems offer 88-1128 mm travel.

December 15, 2014

Available in lengths from 160–1,200 mm, Roll-Slide Mini™ carriage and rail linear motion systems feature corrosion-resistant stainless steel rails, electrodeless nickel-plated carriages, and 440c stainless steel roller bearings with coefficient of friction from .001–.010. Maximum dynamic load is 45 lbs for single carriage, and temperature range is -50 to 140°F. Applications include camera sliders, sensor carriers, medical, defense/aerospace, and manual adjustment mechanisms. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Blank Feeder features fully automated tooling change.

December 12, 2014

Based on CompactTransfer and designed for blanks up to 4,100 x 2,100 mm, HighSpeedTransfer (HST) employs linear servo technology and comes with press simulation software that determines safest, most efficient travel curve. At 6 m distance between press centers, up to 15 strokes/min are feasible. Respectively, theoretical max acceleration for horizontal and vertical axis is 25 adn 15 m/sec². Unit fastens to press frame in travel direction, and all modules mount above floor.
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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Voice Coil Actuator delivers peak force of 0.5 lb.

December 12, 2014

With an outside diameter of 0.375 in., Model LAH04-10-000A features an operating stroke of 0.157 in. The moving magnet design offers optimized heat dissipation. By allowing the magnet to move and keeping the coil fixed, any heat generated by the coil assembly can be conducted away. No moving wires and high heat dissipation makes this VCA best suited for high duty cycle applications such as pick and place machines, remotely controlled switching, medical and lab equipment, military and aerospace. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Tubular Linear Motor fully complies with DIN ISO 15552:2005-12.

December 3, 2014

Offering dynamic positioning capability with ±0.05 mm repeatability and strokes to 720 mm, Electric Thrust Tubular (ETT) series employs linear motor technology. This direct-drive, rod-style thrust actuator features body that houses motor stator and magnets embedded in moving rod. Along with IP67 rating and stainless steel AISI 304 shaft, features include 1 VPP Sin/Cos encoder feedback, 8–118 N (continuous) and 32–474 N (peak) thrust, 4 m/sec max speed, and max acceleration of 200 m/sec². Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drop-in Replacement Actuators meet machine builders' requirements.

November 26, 2014

Offered in 6 bore sizes with 10 stroke lengths, field-repairable Optimax® Series OCG Round Body Pneumatic Cylinders feature drop-in imperial mounting to match global standard. Cushions reduce end of travel impact. Offered in 5 bore sizes with up to 7 travel lengths, Optimax Series OSX Light Duty Pneumatic Thruster Slides have drop-in metric mounting to match global standard. Shock pads reduce end of travel impact.  Both actuators comes standard with magnets for switch sensing capability. Read More