Motion Control Products have introduced the latest addition to the Tolomatic family of high-force electric actuators RSX series actuators, which is an economical actuator solution with forces up to 18,000 lbf (80 kN), ideal for replacing hydraulic cylinders and most suitable for applications and industries which would prefer not to have messy oil leaks and noisy operation.
The RSX series of high force electric actuators, incorporating precision ground planetary roller screws, are also designed to withstand rugged service and to provide consistent performance, as well as long life. They are more efficient, more precise and flexible compared to hydraulic cylinders. They are designed and tested for 100% duty cycle.
There are two sizes available. The RSX080 (max force of 18,000 lbf, 80 kN) is a smaller version of the RSX096 (max force of 30,000 lbf, 133 kN), offering the same features and benefits and for the same applications, but at a lower force and reduced cost to meet specification needs. The minimum stroke length is 75mm, with the maximum being 1500mm on both models. Compatible with servo motors and gearboxes up to 215mm frame sizes, the range is available in the UK from Motion Control Products, the Bournemouth based specialist in automation components and systems, and who are the sole distributor for Tolomatic actuators in the UK.
The RSX product utilises a tie-rod design, as well as an anti-rotate feature on the actuator rod. The seal cartridge is a one-piece assembly for easy field replacement. It also is designed to withstand extreme conditions and cold-weather operation, as it is IP67 rated for water, dust and corrosion resistance. This series can resist water ingress to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes in a static state. All external components are manufactured in Type III hardcoat anodized aluminium or zinc plated steel, to optimise service life in arduous conditions and where rusting could become an issue.
The series is also available with a white epoxy coated food-grade option, especially suitable for volumetric filling and other high-force food and beverage applications. The thrust rod can also be provided in stainless steel on request.
Motion Control Products believe that there are numerous suitable applications for the RSX actuators including active security barriers, assembly machinery, injection moulding, machine tools, cycle testing, motion simulation and punching/pressing functions. These actuators, when fitted and integrated with the appropriate type of motor and controller can deliver sophisticated positioning and force control to bring a higher level of performance and reliability to those tasks normally accomplished hydraulically. The increased benefits are:
- Quiet smooth operation
- No hoses and the inevitable leaks
- Precision, both in position and in force
- Superior control of motion, acceleration and deceleration
Motion Control Products not only provides the full range of products, but they can also work with clients in the design and integration of high force electric actuators for their specific applications. For more technical information, please contact our sales team at +44 (0)1202 599922.
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