Exlar announces its 2011 Product Catalog and Engineering Guide is now available by download or in print by request. The catalog details Exlar’s broad selection of linear and motion control products, including linear actuators, rotary motors and gearmotors, as well as new and updated products now rated for use in hazardous locations. Sections include series overviews, specifications, performance curves, drawings, system configurations, additional options and ordering information.
A section on roller screw technology explains how this mechanism for converting rotary torque into linear motion functions. This section details the advantages of roller screw technology over alternative linear motion technologies such as ball screws or hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders.
New this year, the hazardous products section includes information on the EL Series Explosion Proof Linear Actuators with new ATEX certification and ER Series Explosion Proof Rotary Motor and Gearmotor Actuators—both specifically designed for reliable performance even in demanding conditions. Additionally, the standard GSX/GSM and SLM/SLG linear actuators are now available with a Class I Division 2 Option for hazardous locations.
An easy-to-reference engineering section includes definitions and equations for determining move-profile, velocity and acceleration, force, thrust, motor velocity and torque. A table of factors for converting units of rotary inertia, torque and material densities between English and metric units is also included, as well as a notes section.