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The Complete CA Series Electric Cylinders from SMAC

Press release date: Dec 01, 2009

The SMAC Series Electric Cylinders with Direct Drive Provide Cost Efficiency and Increased Performance for High Precision Applications with High Speed

SMAC Inc., Carlsbad, California: SMAC electric cylinders are designed to realize better quality and higher throughput for industrial applications as well as providing a cost effective alternative to pneumatics.

The concept of the CA series which comes with diameters of 8, 12, 16, 24, 35, 36, 50, 75 and 150mm has been proved to be successful: robust linear actuators with a round design that use moving coil technology. Available strokes - depending on the model - range from 10 to 50mm with encoder resolutions of 20, 5, 1, 0.5, 0.1 or 0.05 microns.

SMAC electric cylinders have a low moving mass and are equipped with a self-lubricating splined shaft linear guide which significantly decreases friction. This enables the unit to generate a low controlled contact force while using the SMAC patented Soft-Land function. This eliminates any damage to components during handling. Position, force and speed are individually, programmed through a standard PC interface. Thus, re-calibration for applications with different sized components can be carried out in a very short period of time.

As costs drop and capabilities increase SMAC moving coil electric cylinders are rapidly replacing older technologies such as pneumatics, moving magnet linear motors, ball screw and belt drive actuators. SMAC electric cylinders provide better force control for glass applications, and better force control and quality feedback for medical product manufacturing and assembly. SMAC electric cylinders are high speed, low cost and have the ability to measure what cameras and lasers cannot during part inspection. They also enable quick adjustment and provide longer life. SMAC electric cylinders are therefore rapidly replacing older linear actuator technology and camera and laser measuring systems.

SMAC Inc. is the world leader in Moving Coil Actuators and associated control systems. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, USA, SMAC has subsidiaries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. SMAC delivers high tech solutions to the industry with single and multi axes linear, linear/rotary actuators, integrated XY and XYZ stages, positioning stages and electronic control solutions.