Rod-Style Actuator delivers programmable motion control.

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Integrating programmable digital drive, servomotor, and actuator, ICR Plus Linear Rod-Style SmartActuator provides 100% duty-cycle performance in low- to medium-force applications. Servomotor offers choice of 2 screws, providing up to 80 lb of continuous force for speeds up to 23 ips, or up to 200 lb continuous force for speeds up to 9 ips. Maximum stroke length is 24 in. Operating on 24 or 48 Vdc, actuator accepts signals from PLCs, sensors, or existing motion controller.

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Tolomatic's New Rod-Style SmartActuator Plus Delivers Fully Programmable Motion Control in an Integrated Package

All-in-one electric actuator (programmable digital drive, servomotor and actuator) provides 100 percent duty-cycle performance for industrial motion-control applications.

Hamel, Minn. - June 16, 2009 -- The ICR Plus linear rod-style SmartActuator ( from Tolomatic is a fully programmable integrated actuator for complex industrial motion-control applications requiring 100 percent duty-cycle performance. The ICR Plus integrates a programmable digital drive, servomotor and actuator in a compact all-in-one package to deliver maximum flexibility for low- to medium-force applications. At half the price of traditional electric systems, the SmartActuator ICR Plus can be built to order and ready to ship in five days from factory order.

"The programmability of the SmartActuator ICR Plus makes it extremely flexible in industrial linear motion-control applications," says Aaron Dietrich, electric products manager, Tolomatic ( "With powerful software and an intuitive interface, the ICR Plus can operate in a stand-alone mode, a communications mode, a stepper mode or an analog position mode. From multi-axis pick-and-place systems to solutions requiring programmable motion profiles, the ICR Plus makes linear motion easy to apply."

The SmartActuator ICR Plus model operates on either 24 VDC or 48 VDC and accepts signals from PLCs, sensors or an existing motion controller. The integrated digital drive features a flexible indexer programming environment capable of solving the most complex application challenges. With CANopen and DeviceNet communications capabilities, the ICR Plus can be daisy-chained with up to 127 other units.

Incorporating Tolomatic's Endurance TechnologySM features for long service life with no maintenance, the ICR Plus combines a powerful servomotor with a rugged ball screw housed in a sturdy aluminum extrusion. Two screws can be selected, providing up to 80 pounds of continuous force (150 pounds peak) for speeds up to 23 inches per second, or up to 200 pounds continuous force (400 pounds peak) for speeds up to 9 inches per second. Maximum stroke length is 24 inches.

For more than 50 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- 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 about the new SmartActuator ICR Plus, contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, MN. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 1-800-328-2174. Web site:

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