Captive shaft electric cylinders are now available for Lexium MDrive (LMD) integrated motor products. Quiet, clean and compact, these LMD products integrate motor, controls, and electric cylinder to deliver linear motion. And, unlike pneumatics, there is no need for compressed air, eliminating maintenance and noise issues.
Lexium MDrive products integrate 1.8° 2-phase stepper motors with onboard drive electronics, controller, and encoder which includes an absolute encoder option. Fully programmable motion controllers can communicate via EthernetTCP/IP, CANopen, or RS-422/485. Products may be operated in several modes including closed-loop, torque control, and variable current control for energy savings and reduced heating. This high degree of integration, which now includes an optional electric cylinder, can reduce machine complexity, size and cost in many motion applications.
Captive shaft electric cylinders are available with LMD products in NEMA motor sizes 17 and 23. Specifications include stroke lengths up to 24 in./610 mm, thrust up to 60 lb/27 kg, and 0.005 in./0.127 mm repeatability. The factory-mounted electric cylinders produce linear motion by coupling a coated, stainless steel acme screw with PEEK-blend nut system directly to the LMD’s motor shaft. Lexium MDrive products are assembled in our USA factory, which is certified ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015.
Built to order, Lexium MDrive products with electric cylinders are available with a wide range of standard features. For more product information, visit at https://motion.schneider-electric.com/all-products/.