Actuators, Gearboxes, and Mechanical Solutions
Actuators & Guides
Linear actuators mostly use the rotation of a belt or a screw to produce travel, but many types are available.
Between these two, belts offer greater movement length, while screws offer greater thrust force. Both types can be configured as stages on a rail, while screw actuators can be enclosed as extending thrust-rods. Some products like Exlar’s uniquely designed roller screws allow for extremely high thrust forces. In terms of actuators with their own motors and intelligence, LinMot provides true linear motors in a thrust-tube configuration, offering the most direct relationship between input power and output force for direct, lightning-fast control by high-capability servo drives with a variety of fieldbus options. Thomson and Exlar’s more traditional integrated servo-screw actuators bear high and higher loads, respectively. For even higher loads, Kyntronics servo-hydraulic actuators can provide up to 170,000 pounds of force.
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With different mechanical types, specific designs, and materials, each manufacturer we feature offers advantages within the spectrum of gearing.
Among gearboxes offered for both in-line and right-angle use, planetary gearing is the most common. Cycloidal gearing is highly robust, and strain wave harmonic gearing provides high reduction in a physically small package suitable for end-of-arm tooling for robotics. Worm gearing and spiral bevel gears are different forms of right-angle gearing. Stober gearboxes extend into the highest torque range, and Gam makes many additional related components like couplings and rack-and-pinion systems. Micron sells specialized products like the AquaTrue stainless gearbox co-engineered for the AKMH stainless motor.
G&G can provide further mechanical solutions suited to your needs. This could mean specialized tooling, frame construction, or bellows and covering.