Linear 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

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

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

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

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

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Remote Actuator works with high-pressure contact switches.

June 12, 2015

With CBS ArcSafe® RSA-73A Remote Switch Actuator, technicians can remotely charge, close, and/or trip General Electric Type HPC High Pressure Contact Switches from safe distance while remaining stationed outside arc-flash boundary. Installation and operation does not require any modifications to existing electrical equipment. Typical applications include main service, feeder, and branch circuit disconnects, as well as both transformer and large motor disconnects. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Voice Coil Actuator includes built-in position sensor.

June 1, 2015

Measuring 5.4 in. long with 0.75 in. diameter over main body and 1.3 in. diameter over lead wire exit end, Model LAS13-54-001Z features integral position sensor and moving magnet design that accommodates many applications. Linear housed device provides 0.5 in. stroke, peak force of 6.0 lb, and 0.00079 in. of resolution. Offering direct-drive, zero backlash, and cog-free operation, VCA is suited for medical hand tools, remotely controlled circuit breakers, and industrial automation applications. Read More

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

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