Rod Style Electric Actuator features reverse-parallel motor.

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Combining programmable digital drive, servomotor, and actuator, ICR Linear SmartActuator delivers up to 720 lb of force at 5 ips or 150 lb at 23 ips. Basic model provides extend-and-retract functionality with ability to independently adjust extend/retract velocity, while Plus model provides programmability and communication options to meet complex industrial applications. Operating on 24 or 48 Vdc, SmartActuator is stroke-configurable up to 24 in.

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Tolomatic's Rod-Style SmartActuator with Reverse-Parallel Motor Delivers Expanded Force Capabilities in a More Compact Package

All-in-one electric actuator (programmable digital drive, servomotor and actuator) now provides more thrust and more versatility for industrial motion-control applications.

Hamel, Minn. -- Tolomatic's ICR linear rod-style SmartActuator is now available with a reverse-parallel mounted motor that delivers up to 720 pounds of force in a more compact package. With the motor mounted on top of the actuator instead of inline, the length of the total package is reduced, giving the product greater versatility and performance in industrial motion-control applications.

"The reverse-parallel mounted motor design not only reduces the overall length of the actuator, it provides greater operational flexibility in terms of both speed and force," says Aaron Dietrich, electric products manager, Tolomatic. "The RP design features a steel-reinforced HTD belt to transfer force from the motor to the actuator. The RP design can be ordered in either 1:1 or 2:1 drive ratios to deliver either high speed or high power."

The ICR linear rod-style SmartActuator is an all-in-one electric actuator (digital drive, servomotor and actuator) designed for complex industrial motion-control applications requiring 100 percent duty-cycle performance. The ICR Basic model provides simple extend-and-retract functionality with the ability to independently adjust extend/retract velocity. The ICR Plus model provides programmability, communication options and other functionality to meet the most complex industrial applications.

"At half the price of traditional electric servo actuator systems, the SmartActuator ICR Plus can be built to order and ready to ship in five days from factory order," says Dietrich.

The new reverse-parallel motor SmartActuator is also available with a rear clevis mount as a mounting option. This allows the actuator to pivot freely on its mounting, replacing existing pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders that are typically used in this mounting configuration.

The SmartActuator ICR operates on either 24 VDC or 48 VDC and accepts signals from PLCs, sensors, network communication or an existing motion controller. Depending on the model, the ICR features extend/retract functionality similar to pneumatic cylinders, a flexible indexer programming environment, optional CANopen and DeviceNet communication to daisy chain up to 127 axes, stand-alone operation, stepper mode and analog position mode.

The new SmartActuator with the reverse-parallel motor option incorporates Tolomatic's Endurance TechnologySM features for long service life with low maintenance. The ICR combines a powerful servomotor with a rugged drive belt and ball screw housed in a sturdy aluminum extrusion. Depending on screw selection and drive ratios, the ICR is capable of delivering up to 720 pounds of thrust for speeds up to 5 inches per second, or 150 pounds of thrust at speeds up to 23 inches per second. The ICR is stroke-configurable up to 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, servomotors 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 with a reverse-parallel motor, contact Tolomatic, 3800 County Road 116, Hamel, MN. Phone: 763-478-8000 or 800-328-2174. Web site:

Tolomatic's rod-style ICR SmartActuator with reverse-parallel motor drive offers power and speed versatility in a more compact package.

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