Simplifying pneumatic cylinder replacement

Written by: Dunkermotoren AG | Published:

Quality; cycle times; profits; energy efficiency. These four factors are critical to every company with a production area. If you are using pneumatics, one simple solution is to replace pneumatic cylinder actuators and go ‘All Electric’. It’s even better if the motion control solution is also simple.

Using Dunkermotoren’s new Drive Assistant™ software, all you need to do is fill in the blanks.

Anything that needs to be pushed, pulled, extruded, dispensed, pressed, diverted, metered, throttled, formed, fastened or filled will likely use an actuator in the production area.

Making every aspect of these control tasks easier has been a mission for Dunkermotoren. Easier to change over, program, integrate, operate and install.

Dunkermotoren provide a full range of linear actuators up to 5400N with stroke lengths up to 800mm and speeds of more than 5m/sec are possible. All actuators can have multiple positions with separate speeds, ramps and controlled forces. The CASM and ST ranges of linear actuator are ideally suited for applications requiring precise and reliable repetitive motion.

Using Dunkermotoren’s Drive Assistant™ the machine can use its existing I/O to control the motion and because the controllers are integrated into the motors there are no requirements for extra panel space for motion controllers/servo drives and making it possible to do so without the high cost of hardware and complex integration, programming and operation. Once the relevant parameters are entered, only power and the signals to move are required to operate in stand-alone mode.

The limited flexibility in performance and capability of pneumatic actuators is a major disadvantage and that is why they are often replaced by electric linear actuators.

From packaging and processing to factory automation the linear actuator range from Dunkermotoren fits many different applications and is particularly ideal for replacing pneumatics in all-electric machines due to its efficient, low-maintenance and environmentally sound features.

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