October 30, 2009

Linear Actuator Technology

Filed under: Articles + Blogs — smeyer @ 3:21 pm
prototype 2 axis linear actuator

prototype 2 axis linear actuator

Linear actuators are a combination of several different technologies.A�A� As a result there are tradeoffs built into each design concept that are simply part of the product.A�A� There are systems based on fluid power, such as pneumatics and hydraulics, and there are electromechanical solutions based on screw drives or belt and pulley.A�A� The fluid power systems tend to be less precise but capable of very high torque, the electromechanical solutions tend to be more precise and higher speed.A�A� So when it comes to high speed automation, generally the electromechanical solution is preferred.

But part of the design tradeoff is larger bulkier guide bearings or rods and high inertia loads.A�A� Until now.A�A� The Advanced Linear Actuator is optimized to reduce inertia mass for multi-axis Cartesian motion.A�A� It is also very power dense.A�A� The basis of the actuator is a mechanical drive system that is similar to a planetary gear reducer, only with 4 points of contact which produce straight line motion.A�A� It can be parametrically designed to achieve high power, high speed and high precision, or balance all aspects for a given requirement.

The technology is available for license and will solve many motion applications like biological screening and electronic assembly tasks.A�A� Please contact Steve Meyer at Solid Tech Inc. 512 240-5876

One Response to “Linear Actuator Technology”

  1. smeyer says:

    thanks. let me know if I can be of help.