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Heavy duty linear actuator has integral high performance controls

13 February 2016

The Thomson Linear Electrak HD high-performance linear actuatoris now available in the UK from Intelligent Motion Control (InMoCo).

Electrak HD offers higher thrust (up to 10kN), longer stroke, on-board controls with optional CAN J1939 bus capabilities and environmental protection ratings up to IP69K.

The HD is based on a high quality ball screw, protected by a hard anodised aluminium cover tube and a stainless steel extension tube. Its modular design allows all control and feedback options to be built into a single compact housing.

An electronic trip point calibration feature ensures consistent overload protection, while constant monitoring of critical parameters such as end-of-stroke, voltage, current and temperature is standard on all HD actuators.

If the monitoring system shuts down the actuator, it resets automatically when conditions return to normal, thus allowing operations to recommence. Should extra protection be required, the end-of-stroke sensors can be connected to external safety interlocks.

A further feature is built-in dynamic braking, which reduces coasting at the end of stroke, thus improving positioning accuracy and repeatability. Further options include an automatic sleep mode, which reduces the HD’s environmental footprint, lowers running costs and boosts circuit isolation.

The wide range of optional control features can, in many cases, eliminate the need for external controls.

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