Technology and Design Advances Drive Trend Towards Electromechanical Actuation

Thomson Industries, Inc.

What is causing more and more designers to switch from pneumatic to electromechanical actuation?

When it comes to linear actuators, machine designers have a handful of options at their disposal. However, as a recent technical article details, electromechanical actuators have been seeing a continuous increase in usage due in part to their speed, precision and size.

Whether for factory automation, material handling or other applications, these electric rod-style actuators are being converted from pneumatic alternatives, resulting in:

• Improved machine performance.

• Reduced equipment size.

• Increased energy conservation.

• Less maintenance and total cost of ownership.

The article goes on to explore the factors in selecting the ideal electromechanical actuator for your application. Learn more, read the complete article on the Thomson website.

Contact areas in thrust and side load conditions
Contact areas in thrust and side load conditions

A larger carrier body can support larger external radial loads, by maximising surface contact area in a side load situation. The ability to side load electric actuators would raise performance, precision and compactness to a level that is not attainable with pneumatic or hydraulic actuation.

Electromechanical Precision Linear Actuators

The PC Series offers unmatched travel life, delivering up to four times more travel distance than comparable competitive actuators due to its larger, high-precision ball screw assembly.

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