Linear Motor Actuator offers 1-axis positioning solution.

Press Release Summary:

High Force Model GLM30 is comprised of water-cooled linear motor and optical linear encoder on strong, lightweight, extruded aluminum base. It provides 674 ft-lb of continuously useable linear force, 1,011 ft-lb peak, when cooling liquid supply is connected to integrated motor coil coolant connections. LM guide Type SHS features long strokes and large thrusts, while Caged Technology enables operation with reduced dust and low noise.

Original Press Release:

THK Offers All-New Type GLM30 High Force Linear Motor Positioning Actuator

Schaumburg, IL - (June 28, 2005) A complete 1-axis positioning solution, THK's new GLM30 provides 3000N (674 lb-f) of continuously useable linear force when a cooling liquid supply is connected to its integrated motor coil coolant connections. A stunning instantaneous peak-linear-force of 4500N (1011 lb-f) is also achieved.

THK's patented LM Guide Type SHS features long strokes and large thrusts. And, incorporating THK patented Caged Technology, this actuator operates with reduced dust generation, low noise and at high speeds.

The new water-cooled linear motor and an optical linear encoder on a strong lightweight extruded aluminum base make this actuator an ideal solution for demanding automated systems applications such as electronics assembly, semiconductor wafer / large LCD production, and robotics where continuous high-acceleration and high-speeds are required without sacrificing accuracy.

To learn more, log on to or contact THK America, Inc., 200 E. Commerce Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173, Phone: (847) 310-1111, Fax: (847) 310-1182, e-mail:

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