Linear Actuators

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 from opening inadvertently, making PSENmlock particularly suitable for machines with hazardous overrun. 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... 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 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

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

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, 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

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, 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

Mechanical Power Transmission

Integrated Actuators offer precise motion, minimal maintenance.

February 22, 2016

Shipped preassembled with selected SmartMotor™, fully integrated actuators are designed for precision and extended life in material handling, packaging, biomedical, and life sciences applications. ROT1 rotary actuator consists of belt-driven rotary stage and is available with 16–100 mm through holes. Belt-driven linear systems, PSC/M6S, have integrated guide rails and 150–3,000 mm strokes. Also available, HBOT1/TBOT1 use combination of belt actuators for 2-axis motion. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Switch Actuator works with Allen Bradley circuit breakers.

February 18, 2016

Portable CBS ArcSafe RSA-167 lets technicians remotely close or trip Allen Bradley 1494F-P1-NP Series A circuit breakers from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Magnetic latching system negates need to modify existing electrical equipment for installation/operation. Optional features include radio remote with range up to 300 ft, 24 Vdc LED light, wireless video camera system with LCD monitor, and rugged protective case assembly. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuators offer flexible onboard electronics.

February 16, 2016

Featuring integrated Electrak Modular Control System, Electrak HD™ Actuators enable design engineers to convert hydraulic applications to electric. Units can handle bidirectional loads up to 2,250 lb with stroke lengths up to 39 in. and speed options up to 3 ips. Operating in harsh environments with temperatures from -40 to +185°F, IP69k-rated products offer optional SAE-J1939 CAN bus communication, position feedback, dynamic braking, low level power switching, and end of stroke output. Read More

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