MINNEAPOLIS, MN ‚â€“ The new MXB-U actuator belt-driven linear actuator from Tolomatic features an unguided carriage system that is capable of velocities of up to 200 inches/second and accelerations of up to 1,200 inches/second2. Designed for automated assembly, milling or work center positioning of externally guided parts, the MXB-U actuator is ideal for applications that require high linear velocities and accelerations, long stroke lengths and high duty cycles.
The MXB-U features a durable polyurethane high-torque drive (HTD) tooth profile drive belt with steel tensile members to resist stretching. Belt tension can be easily adjusted through an open slot in the guide plate without disassembly of the actuator. The drive shaft assembly incorporates oversized shielded/sealed ball bearings for long life and high speeds. Built on a lightweight, clear, anodized aluminum extrusion for rigidity and strength, the design also features external bumpers to protect the belt and clamp assembly from damage at the end-of-stroke.
MXB-U belt-driven actuators are available with optional direct drive that couples the electric motor to the drive shaft through a one-piece aluminum housing constructed for optimum alignment and support. Reduction gear options of 3:1 or 2:1 are available. Drive motors that meet customer specifications can be supplied by Tolomatic, or the drive housing can be customized to fit virtually any motor.
Standard MXB-U belt-driven actuators are available in six models ranging from 16 mm to 63 mm. Stroke lengths are configurable in any increments up to 200 inches (5.0 meters), depending on body size. All models ship in five (5) days or less.
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