A new closed-loop linear actuator from Applied Motion Products offers greater acceleration rates, shorter move times and higher throughput than conventional step motor-based linear actuators. Creating peak torques up to 50% higher than holding torque, TBSM11 Linear Actuators accelerate and decelerate faster, making them ideal for high throughput processes that require linear actuators to start and stop quickly. Based on closed-loop technology, the TBSM11 only draws current when needed to run cooler and more quietly than conventional step motor-based linear actuators.
Based on Applied Motion Products’ StepSERVO Integrated Motor technology, the TBSM11 Linear Actuator features a ball screw shaft and nut assembly instead of a motor shaft, which eliminates the need for a coupling and creates a space-saving, compact design. High efficiency, low backlash ball screws and lead screws are available in a range of leads and stroke lengths to meet custom requirements. Custom end machining meets individual application requirements.
Offering the performance advantages of fully closed-loop positioning and control in a small footprint, the TBSM11 Linear Actuator provides more than 20 lb of thrust force with position resolution of 0.005 mm per full step. With fully programmable, on-board motion control using Applied Motion Products’ Q Programming language, the TBSM11 Linear Actuators operate as stand-alone axes with motion profiles stored in non-volatile memory. Q Programming incorporates commands for various kinds of motion, I/O control and sequencing, and math functions that let users create all kinds of motion control sequences and algorithms. RS-485 ports enable network connections for multiple axes.
Units are suitable for use in a variety of automation tasks in electronics assembly, medical packaging, and test and measurement as well as in applications requiring accurate positioning such as feeding, pick-and- place and axis setup.
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