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Thomson has added the compact T60 precision linear actuator (PLA) to its range of ball-screw linear actuators.

The compact dimensions of the T60 enable installation where space is limited.

The width and height of the linear unit measure 75 x 60mm, meaning that it can be installed in smaller machines and units, such as to activate valves, to push or pull components or to precisely position ducts.

Despite its compact installation dimensions, the T60 offers the same characteristics as the larger units in the PLA range, according to the company.

The T60 drives static loads of up to 10kN over a stroke length of 1.5m and permits Y- and Z-axis loads up to 100N.

A high travel speed of 2.5m/sec, repeatability of +/-0.05mm and low 0.11mm backlash make the T60 suitable for installation in pick-and-place systems.

The T60 is also suitable for use in harsh environments such as food packaging, with IP65-rated protection against dirt ingress.

The standard unit can be subjected to extended rinsing processes without compromising operation performance.

Special lubricants are also available for hygienic applications.

An operating temperature of -20C to +70C makes the T60 suitable for use in controlled food processing environments and in thermoforming applications.

As with its two larger variants, the T90 and T130, the T60 caters for all industrial applications from process automation to food production, electronics and pharmaceutical manufacturing through to the packaging industry.

The actuators, which offer a high power and stroke length, can be used in place of pneumatic or hydraulic drive systems.

According to Thomson, electric actuation offers a number of advantages over conventional fluid-based systems, which are prone to high levels of noise and potential contamination as a consequence of hydraulic oil leakages.

A more precise degree of control is said to be achieved by using electrical drives.

Electrical actuation is also claimed to be more efficient because electrical drives only consume power on demand and do not consume costly energy in ‘standby mode’ as with compressors.

A central lubrication service point facilitates maintenance.

A range of flanges makes it possible to use a variety of available drive motors.

A belt gear box is also available in place of a conventional gearhead if there is not sufficient machine space to install the motor on the end of the linear actuator.

Thomson launches compact precision linear actuator

Thomson has added the compact T60 precision linear actuator (PLA) to its range of ball-screw linear actuators.

The compact dimensions of the T60 enable installation where space is limited.

The width and height of the linear unit measure 75 x 60mm, meaning that it can be installed in smaller machines and units, such as to activate valves, to push or pull components or to precisely position ducts.

Despite its compact installation dimensions, the T60 offers the same characteristics as the larger units in the PLA range, according to the company.

The T60 drives static loads of up to 10kN over a stroke length of 1.5m and permits Y- and Z-axis loads up to 100N.

A high travel speed of 2.5m/sec, repeatability of +/-0.05mm and low 0.11mm backlash make the T60 suitable for installation in pick-and-place systems.

The T60 is also suitable for use in harsh environments such as food packaging, with IP65-rated protection against dirt ingress.

The standard unit can be subjected to extended rinsing processes without compromising operation performance.

Special lubricants are also available for hygienic applications.

An operating temperature of -20C to +70C makes the T60 suitable for use in controlled food processing environments and in thermoforming applications.

As with its two larger variants, the T90 and T130, the T60 caters for all industrial applications from process automation to food production, electronics and pharmaceutical manufacturing through to the packaging industry.

The actuators, which offer a high power and stroke length, can be used in place of pneumatic or hydraulic drive systems.

According to Thomson, electric actuation offers a number of advantages over conventional fluid-based systems, which are prone to high levels of noise and potential contamination as a consequence of hydraulic oil leakages.

A more precise degree of control is said to be achieved by using electrical drives.

Electrical actuation is also claimed to be more efficient because electrical drives only consume power on demand and do not consume costly energy in ‘standby mode’ as with compressors.

A central lubrication service point facilitates maintenance.

A range of flanges makes it possible to use a variety of available drive motors.

A belt gear box is also available in place of a conventional gearhead if there is not sufficient machine space to install the motor on the end of the linear actuator.

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