Electrak HD™

Thomson Industries (Wood Dale, IL) offers Electrak HD™ electric linear actuators that enable design engineers to convert hydraulic applications to electric. The actuators boost power to 10 kN (2250 lbs) with stroke lengths up to 1000 mm (39"). The actuators meet environmental and electronic component acceptance tests, including IP69K for harsh environments. Optional SAE-J1939 CAN bus communication enables controllability and diagnostics on machines compatible with the SAE-J1939 CAN bus protocol. Options include low-level switching, end-of-stroke indication output, and a choice of analog or digital position feedback. The actuators offer speed options up to 75 mm/s (3 in/sec) on some models, and operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to + 85 °C (- 40 to + 185 °F).

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This article first appeared in the August, 2016 issue of Motion Control & Automation Technology Magazine.

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