Linear Actuators

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission

Secure Easy Selection and More Uptime with New One-Type-Fits-All Valve Actuator

May 3, 2017

Things to consider when choosing an actuator:

1. How many types of actuators would I like in my plant?

Making sure that your time is spent as efficient as possible, we know that easy selection is crucial in hygienic industries.

To meet these demands, we present the new Alfa Laval Unique DV-ST UltraPure Actuator that fits the complete range of our standard diaphragm valves.... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

LCA6 Moving Coil Actuators feature built-in sensor feedback system.

April 24, 2017

Suitable in biomedical dispensing and QC measurement, LCA6 Moving Coil Actuators offer encoder resolution of 5 µm. Delivering peak force of 3.5 N at 1.2 amps, units feature flat coils centered between cross rollers for reducing deflection load. Having 0.037 kg and 0.21 kg of moving mass and total mass respectively, actuators are designed in 60 x 135 x 6 mm dimensions. Actuators come with... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

L-239 Linear Actuator is equipped with precision ground ball screws.

April 17, 2017

Featuring non-rotating tip and non-contact limit switches, L-239 Linear Actuator has 52 mm positioning range, 300 N of pushing force and 50mm/sec maximum velocity. Used in automation applications, unit’s non-rotating tip prevents wobble, torque and wear at the point of contact. 10-9 hPa versions are also available for vacuum applications.

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Mechanical Power Transmission

IMA Actuators feature hollow rotor design.

April 15, 2017

Available in four sizes, IMA Actuator Series are suitable for slicing control, pressing, valve control and volumetric filling applications. Featuring stroke lengths from 76.2 to 457.2 mm and peak thrusts from 890 to 30,594 N at 610 mm/s speed, units are designed with screwed stator windings for minimizing cogging of the motor. Integrating servomotor and roller screw, units are made of... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

FHA-C-H Series Actuators come with Harmonic Drive® precision gears.

April 15, 2017

Suitable for machine tool, packaging and wash-down applications, FHA-C-H Series Actuators come with hollow-output shaft and low-profile form factor. Maintaining zero backlash, units are available in four sizes with gear ratios of 50:1, 100:1, and 160:1. Featuring EnDat® and HIPERFACE® encoder protocols and DESINA style flex rated cables, units meet IP65 standards and are rated to 480VAC.

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Mechanical Power Transmission

WhisperTrak™ Linear Actuators meet IP67 standards.

April 13, 2017

Available in 2kN and 4kN versions with stroke lengths between 100 and 500 mm, WhisperTrak™ Linear Actuators are operated on 12- or 24-volt input supply. 4 kN version is rated for 900 lb with load speed of 4 mm/s, whereas 2 kN version for 450 lb with 8 mm/s load speed. Having 10,000 cycles of average life at maximum load capacity, units are suitable for medical, personal mobility, material... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

SMART Series Rotary Actuators offer multi-axes daisy-chain operation.

April 13, 2017

Housed in 100 x 100 mm footprint with 30 mm center aperture and 45 mm low profile, RTLA-30-100-SMART Series Rotary Actuators are suitable for optics, measurement and alignment applications. Combining SMART motor and precision worm-gear drive mechanism, units are available with 180:1, 90:1, 45:1 worm gear ratios and deliver 30 rpm rotation speed and 1.8 arc-sec translated resolution. Actuators... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Industry-Leading Thomson PC Series Electromechanical Linear Actuators Now Available with Factory Integrated Servo Motors

March 24, 2017

03.14.2017, WOOD DALE, IL – Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of electromechanical motion control solutions, is now offering users of its industry leading PC Series precision linear actuators an optional, pre-mounted and pre-tested servo motor. Bundling linear actuators with servo motors simplifies ordering, reduces the need for additional validation after installation,... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

ServoWeld® Actuators are equipped with re-lubrication port.

March 24, 2017

Designed for resistance spot welding applications, ServoWeld® Actuators are available in ServoWeld Advanced and ServoWeld Base models in size 3 and size 4. Delivering up to 4,000 lbf/17.8 kN actuator force, units comes with 230Vac and 460Vac motor voltages, 5mm and 10mm roller screw thread pitches, multiple options for rod ends, feedback and connectors.

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Mechanical Power Transmission

VCAs minimize usage of adhesives and inks.

February 17, 2017

Available in LA05-05 and LA15-16 models, VCAs incorporate Neodymium Iron Boron magnets. VCAs measure 12‒38 mm in diameter and 12‒40 mm in length and are ½ and 2 in. in size. Units are suitable for semiconductor, military, aerospace, microelectronics, test and measurement 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 Journal... 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... 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... 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,... 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