Mechanical Actuators

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

Thermoplastic Quarter Turn Electric Actuators are sealed to IP67.

November 21, 2014

Available in several sizes for use with Hayward ball and butterfly valves up through 6 in./DN150, ECP Series has corrosion-resistant Glass Filled Polypropylene (GFPP) housing. Features include manual override, LED status light, and Namur style mounting for solenoids and ISO5211 mounting base. Available with 221–796 lb-in. (torque) and 115/230 V and 12/24 V ratings, series also offers external position indicator, anti-condensation heater, and 4 SPDT micro limit switches. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Mechanical Power Transmission, Electronic Components & Devices

Integrated Measuring System features inductive design.

November 17, 2014

Available for ball and roller rail systems, IMS-I provides feedback for distances up to 4,500 mm, and allows several runner blocks to be positioned independently of each other on same rail. Scale is integrated into profiled rail and protected by tightly welded stainless steel strip across entire rail section length. Rated for positioning accuracy of 0.25 µm with scale precision of ±3 µm/m, inductive measuring system operates without physical contact and is therefore wear-free. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuators increase circuit breaker safety.

November 11, 2014

Portable RSA-187A units let personnel operate General Electric E Line (150 A frame size) low-voltage molded case circuit breakers from safe distance, outside arc-flash perimeter, without making any modifications to breaker. When accompanied by remote switch operator (RSO) control unit, RSA-187A reduces need for arc-flash suits and eliminates all hazardous manual contact with gear during operation by providing open and close operation from up to 300 ft away. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Actuator automates small valves in tight piping.

November 6, 2014

Suitable for rotary and linear valve applications, EIM™ Model 500 is equipped with TEC2 Electronics, which provide actuator status and diagnostics that help avoid unscheduled maintenance. Unit can be used with Remote Display Module for difficult-to-observe applications. Actuator utilizes open network control architecture allowing range of topologies and protocols including Modbus, HART®, Profibus, Foundation™ Fieldbus, DeviceNet™, and Ethernet, to integrate into communication networks. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Heavy-Duty Actuators operate reliably in rugged environments.

October 31, 2014

Designed for use in rugged exterior environments where remote latch actuation is critical, AC-10 and AC-15 are available in both locking and non-locking versions. Flush-mount AC-10 provides direct, single, or multipoint actuation of latch when used with cables, while AC-15 provides direct actuation and features SMT design to minimize protrusion. Both products are constructed of corrosion-resistant materials and designed for reliability in heavy-duty applications. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electro-hydraulic Operator enables remote valve shutdown.

October 31, 2014

Available in spring-return or double-acting configuration, Bettis™ EHO Actuator provides instantaneous fail-safe response in applications ranging from topside valve automation on offshore platforms to remote pipelines where operational upsets can cause safety and environmental hazards. Torque outputs can handle valve sizes from 6–60 in. With temperature range of -40 to +140°F, EHO operates on utility electrical power or optional solar power for remote areas. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Electromechanical Linear Actuator features rodless design.

October 28, 2014

Guided by 2 precision square rail bearings, High Moment Rodless (HMR) series can be customized to application via availability of basic/reinforced profiles in 5 sizes from 085–240 mm; timing belt or precision ball screw drive train options; motor mounting, carriage, and sensor options; and IP54 protective cover option. Load capacity reaches 26,600 N. Respectively, screw and belt versions offer max thrust to 5,560 and 4,000 N, strokes to 4,000 and 6,000 mm, and max speed to 1.6 and 5 m/s. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rod-Style Actuator provides up to 12,900 lbf.

October 23, 2014

Offering replacement for hydraulic applications, Model RSA-HT is available in 32, 50, and 64 sizes with strokes up to 60 in. Unit includes grease zerk for lubrication without disassembly, and purge/breather port that allows positive pressure to be applied to help keep contaminants out. With IP67 static rating option, actuator is dust- and water-tight for outdoor applications. Polyurethane timing belt with carbon tinsel cords is available in 1:1 or 2:1 reduction configurations. Read More