WOOD DALE, IL – Thomson introduces ElecTrak Pro Series Electric Linear Actuators. ElecTrak Pro linear actuators are a zero-maintenance hand have quick and easy installation, superior accuracy, repeatability, reliability and advanced control over critical machine operations, with maximized machine uptime, and at an extremely attractive price point.
“ElecTrak Pro Series linear actuators allow mobile off highway machine builders to build a better machine, faster. They bridge the gap between common linear actuators that can lack the robust performance demanded in tough mobile off highway (MOH) applications, and expensive precision linear actuators whose advanced operation and control options are attractive, but whose cost can leave MOH design engineers reaching for the hydraulics and pneumatics,” says Mark Maybee, Linear Actuator Business Unit Director.
ElecTrak Pro Series provides quick and simple installation and tuning, and requires no ongoing maintenance over the life of the system. They feature a compact design and short retracted length, coupled with a lightweight and high strength IP66 housing (IP67 protection is available as an option).
They are ideally suited for use in tough, space restricted MOH vehicle applications such as lawn and turf care, floor maintenance, utility and construction vehicles that can benefit from far greater performance and control than is attainable with the maintenance-intensive and simple ‘on/off’ function of hydraulics and pneumatics.
The built-in microprocessor provides Electronic Load Monitoring (ELM). ELM continuously monitors all critical parameters and acts as an electronic clutch, stopping the actuator at end of stroke and mid-stroke overload. ELM also provides dynamic braking for consistent, repeatable stops, and holds the load with power off. The microprocessor also includes a Signal Follower feature that can receive a signal from a remote potentiometer, or be used to synchronize multiple actuators.
Control options include programmable limit switches that allow users to teach and repeat unique end-of-stroke positions, pulse width modulation (PWM) control for applications requiring variable speed control of the actuator, low level switching for direct control from a PC or PLC, and end-of-stroke indication. Optional feedback is either a quadrature Hall effect digital output or analog output by a linear potentiometer.
A low voltage power switching option allows the actuator to be directly interfaced with programmable controllers without the risk of overloading sensitive, low-voltage components.
The cover tube and extension tube are both stainless steel for corrosion resistance, and an integral nut support guide increases the allowed static column loading by 20% compared with traditional nut/screw designs for a stronger, safer and more robust machine.
Thomson a producer of rugged linear actuators, linear bearings and guides, ball screws, and related linear motion control products. Thomson pioneered the development of the ball bushing linear bearing in 1945. Thomson is a trusted brand of Danaher Motion and serves a wide range of markets and customers through an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control products.
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Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073
Filed Under: Actuators, Ball screws • lead screws, Off highway • construction, Motion control • motor controls