Linear Actuators feature steel reinforced timing belt.

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With acceleration at 20 m/s² and speeds up to 8 m/s, LCB Series includes external sliding guide with dry-film lubricant and changeable, low-friction sliding blocks. Along with high static load capacity to endure pressing forces at standstill, programmable devices offer short/medium/long carriages for optimized moment-load capacity. R/L drive orientation, single or double drive shaft type, and free drive shaft or coupling kit options are available.

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Compact Linear Actuator from Parker Increases Throughput

WADSWORTH, OHIO, MARCH 15, 2007 - The Actuator Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) introduces the new LCB Series of compact linear actuators. The LCB Series incorporates a low friction, dry running sliding bearing carriage that provides long, reliable travel life - even at 100% duty cycle. Coupled with Parker motors/controls, the LCB Series of linear actuators offers a fully programmable, high-performance solution at a competitive cost, while reducing space requirements.

Low carriage mass and a steel-reinforced timing belt enable high acceleration and sustained velocity. With acceleration at 20 m/s2 and speeds up to 8 m/s, the LCB Series can achieve throughput comparable to linear motors at a fraction of the cost. The simple, cost-effective design makes these linear actuators ideal for replacing pneumatic actuators in applications that require tight control, accuracy and high performance.

A proven robust, reliable solution for a myriad of motion control applications, LCB Series actuators are designed to radically improve operations performance in a wide spectrum of industries including packaging, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, research & testing, semiconductor, computer/electronics and factory automation, to name a few.

With a choice of two profile sizes available (LCB040 & LCB060), the LCB Series delivers increased throughput, high acceleration and velocity, dry running/low friction bearings for long life, lower noise during operation, high static load capacity to endure pressing forces at standstill, and short/medium/long carriages for optimizing moment-load capacity.

An external maintenance-free sliding guide, with integrated dry-film lubricant, is incorporated as part of aluminum profile to eliminate two-rail adjustments. A sliding
carriage is available in three sizes to increase load capacity vis-à-vis pitch and yaw moments. Quick-changeable, low-friction sliding blocks ensure smooth travel motion
without detensioning the timing belt, and flex-resistant, mechanically/chemically robust profiles are compact enough for applications where space is at a premium.

The LCB Series features a generously dimensioned timing belt to assure high stiffness and accuracy. A variety of drive options are designed to maximize operational flexibility. Using two basic LCB units in tandem provides dual-axis capability. Series accessories encompass a range of electrical limit switches tailored to specific installation parameters along with sliding blocks, external bumpers, clamping profiles and T-nut/bolt assemblies. Options cover R/L drive orientation, drive shaft type (single/double), free drive shaft or as equipped with coupling kit.

The Actuator Division combines pneumatic, electromechanical, hydraulic and structural aluminum technologies to provide world-class automation system solutions across all industries.

With annual sales exceeding $9 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 50 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at, or its investor information site at

For more information regarding the LCB Series of linear actuators, contact
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Actuator Division. Phone 1-866-PARK-ACT, e-mail: or visit us online at

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