Press Release Summary:
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, makingÂ 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.
Original Press Release:
Tolomatic Low-cost Belt-drive Actuator Designed for Harsh Environments, Loads Up to 520 lbs (235 kg)
New trapezoidal solid-bearing actuator design optimizes performance in moderate-loading applications requiring high duty cycle and high speed over long strokes.
HAMEL, Minn. – Tolomatic’s family of MXB electric belt-drive actuators includes a new solid bearing load-carrying design ideal for harsh environments. The trapezoidal solid bearing provides a rigid, long-lasting bearing system capable of operating in environments that roller bearings would not be able to withstand. With loads up to 520 lbs. (235 kg), speeds up to 100 in/sec (2.54 m/sec) and strokes up to 230 in (5.8 m), the MXB-S belt-drive actuators an economical solution for light- to moderate-loading applications requiring high duty cycle and high speeds over long strokes. The MXB-S actuator can withstand light washdown.
“The trapezoidal solid bearing slides along the extrusion, acting as a wiper against contaminants that would clog up a roller bearing belt drive actuator,” said Nick Holmgard, product marketing engineer.
The MXB-S is available in six body sizes with in-line motor mounts as well as reverse parallel mounts with 3:1 timing belt reductions. When paired with the ACS servo or stepper EtherNet/IP™-enabled drive and motor package, or with third-party motor and drive utilizing the Your Motor Here® program, the MXB-S actuator is easy to set up and integrate into many applications.
In addition to the MXB-S, Tolomatic’s MXB family of high-speed linear belt actuators, offering long strokes with optimal performance, include the MXB-U unguided belt-drive actuator for applications where loads are externally guided and supported, and the MXB-P heavy duty linear actuator with profiled rail bearing and belt-drive drive to achieve heavy loads and high speeds.
For more than 60 years, Tolomatic has been a leading supplier of electric linear actuators, pneumatic actuators and power transmission products for factory automation. Its extensive product line also includes servo-driven high-thrust actuators, servo motors and stepper motors, stepper drives and configured linear-motion systems. Tolomatic’s electric linear and pneumatic actuators are used in a variety of industries, including the packaging, material handling, medical, food processing, automotive, semiconductor and general automation industries. For more information, contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, MN 55340. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 800-328-2174. Website: www.tolomatic.com.
The Tolomatic MXB-S belt-drive actuator with solid bearing design offers optimal performance in harsh environments with load-carrying capacities up to 520 lbs (235 kg).