Mechanical Actuators

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Digital Actuator connects hydronics with building automation.

February 3, 2016

Suited for installation in fan coil units, chilled ceilings, air handling units, VAV boxes, induction units, and baseboards, 4-in-1 NovoCon® S Digital Actuator combines functionalities of digital actuator, bus communication device, flow indicator, and data logger. Motorized, modulating unit is engineered to fit onto Danfoss AB-QM™ pressure independent control valve to provide precise control and communication between hydronic system and building automation system. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Customizable Precision XY Motion Platform offers 150 mm travel.

January 20, 2016

Capable of operating in any orientation, 306 x 358 x 66 mm CXY-BS Series attains linear velocities to 150 mm/sec and has clean design with apertureless frame. Components include brushless servo motor directly coupled to zero backlash precision ground ball screws; crossed roller bearings; hi-res (0.1 µm) linear SS scale encoder; and optical limit switches with home. Orthogonality (10 arcsec) and parallelism enable X/Y travel with 10 µm linear accuracy and 1 µm linear repeatability.
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Mechanical Power Transmission

Small Actuators offers through-hole design, customization.

January 19, 2016

Offering strokes from 0.25–0.45 in. and peak forces from 14–45.2 lb, linear unhoused Voice Coil Actuators (VCAs) with aperture sizes of 15, 20, and 24.9 mm simplify assemblies and conserve space. Through-hole design lets OEM assembly pass directly through middle of actuator to reduce weight and parts requirements as well as end-product size. Available in 3 standard models, these military- and medical-grade actuators measure as small as 1.5 in. dia and 1.56 in. long. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator helps keep technicians safe.

January 18, 2016

Installed and operated without requiring any modifications to existing electrical equipment, portable RSA-39B lets technicians remotely close or trip circuit breaker while remaining stationed safely outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system is standard, and options include radio remote with range up to 300 ft, 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and protective case. Actuators work with General Electric E9000 Evolution MCC main units. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Miniature Piezo Hexapod provides dynamic error correction.

December 28, 2015

With 1,500 g load capacity, 6-axis Model P-915KWEF is designed for dynamic error correction for 6° of freedom. Capacitance direct metrology sensors and parallel-kinematic design with piezo actuator direct drives result in compact and stiff positioning solution. Product provides 1 nm linear resolution, 0.07 µrad angular resolution, and positioning range up to 70 µm. Mounted inside rotary stages, Model P-915KWEF virtually eliminates wobble and eccentricity errors. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Stepper Motor Linear Actuators occupy 0.6 in. diameter space.

December 22, 2015

Available in captive and external linear versions, 15000 Series offers resolutions from 0.02–0.10 mm per step and thrust up to 60 oz. Models can also be micro stepped for even finer resolution. Incorporating engineering thermoplastics in drive nut and rolled stainless steel lead screw, actuators are suited for medical equipment, semiconductor handling, valve control, X-Y tables, and handheld instruments. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Belt Drive Actuator comes in lengths from 3-5 m.

November 27, 2015

Suited for use in such space-constrained applications as sensor positioning, camera positioning, spraying, and dispensing, LEZ 1 Belt Drive Actuator (Automation stick) features 44 mm high x 30 mm wide cross section and comes in standard travels from 153–2,853 mm. Actuator is driven by 9 mm HTD belt and has 70 mm wide carriage that facilitates mounting of objects. Along with max speed of 1.5 m/sec, features include limit switches at both ends of travel and ±0.2 mm (±.008 in) repeatability. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator operates fusible panelboard switches.

November 6, 2015

Available for Cutler-Hammer FDPW fusible panelboard switches, Model RSA-184 allows technicians to remotely close or trip circuit breaker from safe distance up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Portable actuator is compatible with 30, 60, and 100 A twin, horizontal fused switches with 5.375 in. height. Optional features include 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and rugged protective case assembly. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Mechanical Power Transmission

VCA Developer's Kit jump-starts prototype builds.

November 4, 2015

With VCA Developer’s Kit, users can start building voice coil actuator prototypes. Each kit includes VCA with built-in feedback sensor and programmable controller with MotionLab Software that runs on user's local PC. Incorporating I/O board that allows physical inputs and outputs, controller can operate in open or closed loop modes, is internally compensated for high linearity, and supports coordinated multi-axis applications. Straightforward connections eliminate soldering. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Portable Remote Switch Actuator helps keep operators safe.

November 2, 2015

Available for General Electric 400–6,000 A EntelliGuard G circuit breakers, Model RSA-162 allows technicians to remotely charge, close, or trip circuit breaker from safe distance of up to 300 ft while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation do not require modifications to existing electrical equipment thanks to magnetic latching system. Optional features include 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and protective case assembly. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Ball Runner Blocks offer high travel accuracy.

October 28, 2015

By reducing pulsation when placed under load, BSHP Ball Runner Blocks optimize accuracy of cutting machine tools, measuring machines, and glass machining equipment. Steel inserts elastically adapt to operating load so that balls can enter entry zone smoothly, without pulse-like stresses. Available in sizes 15–65, runner blocks feature high dynamic load capacities that extend service life and are interchangeable into existing profiled rail applications. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Flow Load-Sensing Valve integrates electrohydraulic actuator.

October 13, 2015

Helping system designers meet emissions and safety standards, PVG 16 low-flow load-sensing valve with CAN (PVE-CI)-enabled PVE Series 6 electrohydraulic actuator is available in on/off, proportional, and proportional with float actuator configurations. PVE Series 6 actuator incorporates MCU for closed loop spool position control and delivers total spool controllability and built-in fault monitoring. Ratings for PVG 16 include flow up to 17.2 gpm and work-port pressure up to 5,800 psi. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Mechanical Power Transmission

Support and Actuator System works in ultra-high vacuum conditions.

October 12, 2015

Optimized for load capacity and stiffness, mechanical systems employ strut-based mounting system that minimizes vibration and allows facilitated and precise (sub millimeter) position adjustment of hardware without adding stress or distortion. Strut mechanical positioner has up to 6 degrees of freedom: translational (X/Y/Z) and angular (pitch, roll, and yaw). While smallest design supports 200 lb, 6 struts provide solid (seismically adequate) support in all models. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Tubular Piezo Stack Actuators utilize multilayer technology.

September 28, 2015

Based on solid-state motion effects and suited for precision motion tasks, PICMA® P-080 Tubular Piezo Stack Actuators come in displacement ranges of 5, 11, and 25 microns with up to 850 N blocking force. Units feature stiffness up to 145 N/µm, operating voltage range of -20 to 100 V, and operating temperature of -40 to 150°C. Ceramic encapsulated actuators are manufactured in cofiring process as monolithic blocks that can be combined to achieve longer displacement range. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Actuator Control features microprocessor-based design.

September 21, 2015

Combining AC to DC switching power supply with regenerative PWM drive, DCH Series is suited for applications requiring control of 12 or 24 Vdc motors when only 115 or 230 Vac power is available. With isolated front end, series is compatible with 0-5 or 0-10 Vdc analog signals from any PLC. True low voltage output allows control over low voltage motors without current spikes or large Bus voltage. With 4Q reversing, actuator can perform contactorless braking and/or reversing-on-the-fly. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rodless Linear Actuators offer load capacity up to 26,600 N.

September 9, 2015

Available in 085, 110, 150, 180, and 240 mm profile sizes, HMR High Moment Rodless Linear Actuators utilize timing belt drive or precision ball screw. Electromechanical units offer max thrust to 5,560 N (screw) and 4,000 N (belt), standard strokes to 2,300 mm (screw) and 6,000 mm (belt), and max speed to 1.6 m/s (screw) and 5 m/s (belt). Available with IP54 cover option, actuators are suited for packaging equipment, material handling, robot transfer, and other general automation applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator operates molded case circuit breakers.

August 13, 2015

With Model RSA-187C, technicians can remotely close or open General Electric J-Line molded case circuit breakers from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation does not require modifications to existing electrical equipment. Actuator is compatible with all type 600 A frame size THJK, TJ, TJC, TJD, TJJ, TJK, and TJL circuit breakers commonly used in switchboards, motor control centers, and lighting, power, and customized control panel boards. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Actuator operates fusible panel unit switches.

July 9, 2015

Installing without modifications to existing electrical equipment, Model RSA-154F is compatible with type VF357, VB357, VF358, and VB358 Siemens Vacu-Break panel switches with 25 in. height and ratings from 800-1,200 A. Remote switch actuator allows technicians to remotely close or open switches from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Applications include manufacturing plants, mass-production industries, and commercial, institutional, and other large buildings. Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuators meet machine builders' performance requirements.

July 7, 2015

Available with 6 bore sizes and incremental travel lengths, Optimax® Series OSW Dual Bore Pneumatic Slide Tables deliver high power in compact spaces and feature roller bearing guide and dual piston bores. Optimax Series OSP Compact Pneumatic Thruster Slides, available with 8 bore sizes and incremental travel lengths to 100 mm, features magnets for switch sensing capability and shock pads that reduce end of travel impact. Both series offer drop-in metric mounting matching global standard. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Actuator controls Pringle switches.

July 2, 2015

With CBS ArcSafe® RSA-135A Actuator, technicians can remotely close and open/trip Pringle switch from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Unit is compatible with all type QA/CBC Pringle switches with ratings of 2,500 A and up and equipped with shunt trip. Typical uses include heavy-duty applications such as rectifier disconnects, crane and electrified rail isolation, battery disconnects, and UPS systems. Read More