Thrust Actuators

Robust Lexium MDrive (LMD) linear motion products integrate either a NEMA 17 or NEMA 23 stepper motor with external shaft linear actuator or captive shaft electric cylinder. Linear motion is produced by ACME screw/nut systems mounted to a motor’s driving shaft. Products include onboard drive electronics and controller with up to 8 I/O. Feedback options include open loop or closed loop with a 1000 line (4000 count/rev) internal incremental or multi-turn absolute encoder with hMT closed loop performance.

This high degree of integration can reduce machine complexity, size and cost in many stepper and servo motor applications. Lexium MDrive delivers exceptional performance and smoothness with advanced current control. Ideal for machine builders who want an optimized motor with onboard electronics.

Captive Shaft Electric Cylinder (eCylinder)

Quiet, clean and compact, LMD eCylinder products deliver distinct benefits, including replacing pneumatics in some applications. These products offer many distinct benefits including competitive price, high accuracy and repeatability.

External Shaft Linear Actuator 

OEMs who want to reduce machine size, cost and complexity will find robust LMD Linear Actuator products deliver exceptional performance and value for many linear motion applications.

Communications and networking

Supported communication protocols include:

  • Ethernet: EtherNet/IP, Profinet, ModbusTCP
  • CANopen
  • RS-422/485

Integrated Motor Actuator Offers High Performance and Long Life

GSX Series integrated motor actuators integrate all the advantages of Exlar® roller screw and T-LAM stator technologies to create powerful and robust solutions with long life. The specially designed roller screw mechanism efficiently converts electric motor power into linear motion. Planetary rollers, assembled around the extending rod, follow threads that are precisely machined on the inside of the actuator’s hollow rotor.


Heavy Loads, High Speeds, Long Life

This innovative design of the GSX actuators produces smooth, accurate and programmable linear motion that is precisely synchronized with the armature rotation. Additionally the roller screw’s larger contact surface accommodates heavier loads at higher speeds, resulting in much longer life.


Other Advantages

  • Integrated brushless servo motor and linear rod-style actuator in a single compact unit
  • Designed for closed loop servo systems
  • Sealed housing for extended life and minimum maintenance
  • Configurable for use with almost every brand of servo drive
  • Rockwell Automation Encompass Product Partner

Standard Capacity Electric Linear Actuators for Exceptional Results

GSM Series electric linear actuators are a superior and cost effective alternative to traditional electric, hydraulic and ball screw systems. The compact design is the culmination of advanced roller screw technology and an integral brushless servo motor. This robust electric linear actuator is ideal for a variety of medium- to high-performance applications. With GSM actuators, everything from food and beverage packaging, to multi-axis turning centers, to aircraft assembly can be done cleaner, faster, and more accurately and efficiently.


More Torque and Greater Flexibility

The powerful T-LAM motor design generates 35% more torque from the same size package. These innovative actuators can be driven by almost any brand of brushless servo motor amplifier. This flexible and programmable motion control system has the capability to provide position feedback from resolvers, encoders or internally mounted sensors. It is a power dense solution that accommodates greater loads, extends travel life and minimizes maintenance. GSM by Exlar® is the new standard of excellence in standard capacity all-electric actuators.


Other Advantages

  • Integrated motor and actuator in a single compact unit
  • Designed for closed loop servo systems
  • Sealed housing for long life and minimum maintenance
  • Compatible with nearly any servo amplifier
  • Maximum slot fill for maximum motor performance
  • 100% continuous duty cycles

The Parker ETH series is the next generation version of the well known, widely used ET Series. The ETH design offers unrivaled power density due to larger screw and bearing designs in smaller packages. The result is a product that offers increased force output from a given frame size or increased product life at the same force output.

  • 3 profile sizes (ISO 32, 50 & 80)
  • Oversized ballscrews and thrust bearings
  • 4-5X higher force or 10X longer life
  • Maximum thrust: 7000 N
  • Maximum stroke: 1.6 m
  • Maximum speed: 1.7 m/s
  • Duty cycle: 100%

Powerful Roller Screw Actuators Replace Hydraulics

The FT Series actuators from Exlar® use a planetary roller screw mounted inside an extruded aluminum housing. These electric linear actuators are compatible with a wide range of standard motors. Motor mounting and gearing configurations are available to meet the requirements of a wide variety of applications. The standard product is offered in four frame sizes with standard stroke lengths up to 48 inches (1219 mm) and a load rating up to 40,000 lbf (177 kN). Optional configurations allow you to extend the stroke up to 96 inches (2438 mm) for even greater reach.


Engineered Performance

As with all Exlar roller screw actuators, the FT Series delivers high load capacity, high speed, and exceptionally long life compared to acme and ball screw solutions. At equivalent sizes, under moderate to heavy loads, you can expect the FT Series to deliver up to 15 times the working life of other solutions. Greater power, exceptional durability and a much smaller footprint make the FT series a superior electric alternative to hydraulics.


Other Advantages

  • Flexible design suitable for a wide range of applications
  • Multiple frame sizes and an array of options to address almost any requirement
  • Compatible with a wide range of motors
  • Engineered solution accelerates integration and minimizes downtime
  • Designed for trouble-free operation in any environment

Universal Design for Ultimate Flexibility

The K Series actuators from Exlar provide a truly universal solution for a multitude of rod-style actuator applications. Now available in 60, 75, and 90 mm frame sizes. Two grades of planetary roller screws give you flexibility to select the configuration that is best suited for your application and budget.


Big Performance and Small Form Factor

These robust electric actuators provide an ideal replacement for pneumatic cylinders and feature comparable dimensions with a similar form factor. The optional roller screw drives are a superior replacement for hydraulic cylinders. Better performance, greater flexibility, and longer life culminate to make the K Series a smart choice for many applications.


Multiple Models to Exactly Fit Your Needs

K Series actuators are offered at two performance levels, so you can choose the option that best suits your application and budgetary requirements:

KX actuators

The high performance planetary roller screw in the KX class offers performance that is far superior to competing actuator technologies. These actuators are ideal for industrial automation, mobile equipment, process control and many other demanding applications.

KM actuators

The standard capacity and lower cost planetary roller screw in the KM class is most appropriate for applications where cost is a higher priority than long life. Nevertheless, these actuators provide twice the life of similarly sized ball screw actuators, along with high efficiency and greater shock resistance.


Other Advantages

  • Flexible design suitable for numerous applications and configurations
  • Universal mounting options compatible with DC, stepper, and servo motors
  • Preconfigured parallel and inline motor mounts available for most motors
  • Multiple models for maximum flexibility
  • Anodized aluminum housing with sealed body options for harsh environments
  • Specialized material and coating options
  • Built for long life and low maintenance

Industry-Leading Fully Integrated DC Powered Actuator

The Tritex II DC powered unit houses a servo drive, digital positioner and electric actuator all in one convenient package. These advanced actuators offer the highest power density and smallest footprint servo drive devices on the market. Their small size and innovative design make it easy to incorporate a fully electronic solution in the space of your existing hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder. Tritex II Series actuators integrate a DC powered servo drive, digital position controller, brushless motor and linear actuator in a compact, sealed package. Now you can precisely control motion and solve your application requirements with a single, fully integrated DC powered actuator.


Power, Performance and Reliability

With continuous force to 872 lbf (3879 kN), peak force to 1190 lbf (5293 kN) and maximum speed to 33 in/sec (800 mm/sec), the Tritex II DC linear actuators offers a powerful and superior solution. The DC power electronics provide maximum reliability over a wide range of ambient temperatures (-40 to +65 degrees Celsius). With its 750W servo amplifier and roller screw design, these actuators are top performers. Standard features such as analog following for position, compound moves, chaining, and individual force/torque control put you in the driver’s seat.


Compact Package and Low Operating Costs

Tritex II is a robust solution with a small form factor that consistently delivers exceptional reliability and performance. Since the electronics and mechanics are housed in a single, sealed package, space requirements and wiring are minimized. Also the integrated design eliminates labor costs associated with panel mounting and wiring. At the same time, it eliminates costly and high maintenance servo cables, while resolving troublesome signal strength issues.


Other Advantages

  • Maximum power, precision and speed in a compact package
  • Superior replacement for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders
  • Roller screw design eliminates need for inferior ACME and ball screw solutions
  • Programmable software enables automated sequencing
  • Multiple feedback types to best suit your application
  • Seamless integration with your control architecture and processes
  • Engineered for closed loop servo systems
  • 100% duty cycle for hundreds of millions of strokes
  • Sealed housing for extended life and reduced maintenance

Industry-Leading All-in-One AC Powered Actuator

By combining the latest electronic power technology with advanced thermal management modeling technology, Exlar has set a new benchmark for performance and size. Tritex II Series actuators integrate an AC powered servo drive, digital position controller, brushless motor and linear actuator in a compact, sealed package. Now you can precisely control motion and solve all of your application requirements with a single, fully integrated device. Simply connect AC power, I/O and communications; and it’s ready to go!


Dramatically Increase Performance

Tritex II electric actuators are the new standard of excellence for compact, power dense, servo driven devices. These linear actuators provide all the advantages of planetary roller screw design and fit within the space required for existing hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders. Now you can easily eliminate troublesome ball screw actuators and replace existing electric, hydraulic or pneumatic systems, without compromising on power.


Significantly Reduce Required Space and Operating Costs

These robust actuators deliver greater reliability and performance along with a small form factor. Since the servo drive and digital positioner are housed in a single, sealed package, space requirements are reduced. Moreover the integral design eliminates labor costs associated with mounting and wiring the panels. At the same time, you do away with the need for expensive, high maintenance servo cables and the associated long distance signal issues.


Other Advantages

  • Maximum power, precision, speed and repeatability in a compact package
  • Engineered for closed loop servo systems
  • IP54S environmental sealing standard (IP65S and IP66S options available)
  • 100% duty cycle for hundreds of millions of strokes
  • Hall effect incremental or absolute feedback
  • Sealed housing for extended life and reduced maintenance
  • Rockwell Automation Encompass Product Partner

ETT Series - Electric Tubular Motors

ETT is a direct thrust linear motor actuator, ideally suited for all kind of linear handling and pick & place applications. It is a cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative to pneumatic cylinders in applications that demand greater flexibility and control.

The ETT‘s linear motion is directly generated without the need for mechanical transmission elements like ball screws, toothed belts and gearboxes. The tubular motor has two main components; the rod (shaft) and the stator with the integrated feedback (body). The shaft is made of a stainless steel tube with built in neodymium magnets, that thanks to their high performance, are able to deliver significant thrust values up to 474 N. The main body comprises the stator winding, the feedback electronics and high performance bearings. A major benefit of the ETT design is that long and/or heavy duty cycles are possible without additional cooling. The IP67 protection class allows the ETT tubular motor to be used even under harsh environmental conditions.

  • Ultra dynamic linear motion and position control capabilities
  • Ideally suited for pneumatic substitution where greater position control capabilities are required
  • Three lengths and three sizes meeting the requirements of the pneumatic ISO flange standard (DIN ISO 15552:2005-12) for simplified mechanical integration
  • Swivelling electrical connectors and extensive accessory options allow flexible mounting
  • Reduced mechanical complexity delivers high energy efficiency and reduces maintenance
  • AISI304 stainless steel shaft allows it's use in "clean" environments
  • High thermal efficiency improves reliability and increases mechanical life
  • Wide choice of rod end mounting options, including swivel rod eye, increases flexibility

Parker ET Series Electric Cylinders

The ET Series combines an unparalleled design with a variety of options that make it easy to integrate into both new and existing applications. Produced to hard metric ISO standards, the ET Series can mount into existing fluidpower cylinder applications, adding infinite programmability to the durability and long life expected of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Combined with a Parker Hannifin motor and control system, the ET Series arrives at the customer''s dock complete and ready to mount.

  • ET Series Design Features: Precision anti-rotation roller bearing rod support carriage
  • Angular contact thrust bearings
  • Anodized aluminum cylinder body
  • Five profile sizes (32, 50, 80, 100, 125 mm)
  • Precision rolled ball screws or Acme lead screws
  • Inline or parallel motor mounting
  • Six different rod end options including Linear Rod Guide Module for additional side load support

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