VISTA, CA – BEI Kimco Magnetics has announced the immediate availability of the new Linear Voice Coil Housed Actuator. The new actuator features self-alignment of the coil and the unit’s integral magnet assembly in a fully encapsulated enclosure. Integrated AMP connector and shaft further simplify OEM installation. Suitable uses include a variety of industrial applications such as valve actuation, replacement of pneumatic and hydraulic actuators for better positioning, speed and force control, medical science and lab instrumentation, optic devices, semiconductor equipment, and office/factory automation.
Other design features that add to easy customer installation include an integrated shaft and AMP connector that prevents flying leads otherwise requiring terminals. The only part needed by the customer for actuator installation is a mating female connector.
The new actuator is manufactured with linear bearings and the proper surface finish on the shaft that provides an extremely robust and reliable device capable of withstanding continuous cycling (tests have proven performance up to 10 billion cycles). A flex circuit inside the device also contributes to high cycle operation. Designed in a durable package measuring 2.75” (70 mm) in diameter and 5.2” (132.7 mm) in length, its large size allows for a Peak force capability of 60 lbs. (267 N). Other key performance characteristics include force sensitivity of 4.56 lbs. /Amp (20.28 N/Amp), stroke of 1-inch (25.4 mm) and continuous force of 17 lbs. (75.6 N). Fully encapsulated, the actuator can operate in harsh and dirty environments without worry of actuator contamination.
BEI Kimco Magnetics
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