Rod-style electric actuator alternative
Published: 11 January 2012 - Heather Ramsden
Motion Control Products has introduced To-lo-matic’s new ERD actuator, an economical rod-style electric actuator designed as an alternative to non-repairable pneumatic cylinders.
Delivering forces of up to 334N at speeds of up to 1,016mm/s, the ERD actuators are said to have greater control of speed, acceleration and force, and therefore are suitable for automating manual processes.
The round-bodied ERD electric actuators come in three sizes equivalent to 5/8, 1 and 1.5 inch bore non-repairable pneumatic cylinders. The ERD is compatible with NEMA 11, 17 or 23 standard stepper and servo motors to create a flexible, powerful electric actuator solution. The acme leadscrews are available in three lead sizes per model to optimise speed or force.