Linear actuator range extended

Written by: Chris Shaw | Published:

Thomson has extended its range of ball screw linear actuators with the T60 Precision Linear Actuator (PLA).

The key feature of the new T60 is its compact dimensions, which enable installation even when the available space is extremely limited. The width and height of the linear unit measures a mere 75 x 60 mm so the unit can be easily installed in smaller machines and units - for example to activate valves, push or pull components or to precisely position ducts.

Despite its compact installation dimensions, the T60 offers the same high performance characteristics as the larger units in the PLA range. The T60 drives static loads of up to 10 kN over a stroke length of 1.5 m and permits Y and Z axis loads up to 100 N. High travel speed of 2.5 m/s, combined with repeatability of ±0.05 mm and low 0.11 mm backlash are particularly suited to installation in pick and place systems.

The T60 is also ideally suited to use in harsh environments such as food packaging with IP65 rated protection against dirt ingress. In addition, the standard unit can be subjected to extended rinsing processes without compromising the reliable operation that customers expect from Thomson products.

Special lubricants are also available for hygienic applications. An operating temperature of -20 to +70 °C makes the T60 equally at home in a controlled environment food processing environment as it is in a thermoforming application.

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