Five tips for designing electric actuators into food processing equipment
Machines used for food processing increasingly must be designed to meet ever-stringent requirements to keep food clean during production and ensure it arrives safely to the consumer. Hygienic actuators are a key ingredient to help maintain the highest standards for health and safety.
Design it yourself: 4 steps to actuator selection
Size and select your actuator with easy online tools.
Small yet beefy
An internal servo motor makes for a smart, heavy duty and compact electric actuator package, one that is easy to retrofit or install new.
A pressing need
An electric servo-mechanical press offers all the versatility of a hydraulic press, with production speeds close to a flywheel press.
In the bag
Rodless electro-mechanical actuators on a modular bagging system precisely position incoming bags regardless of size.
Gantry and multi-axis system: Build it your way
Gantries can be complicated and specialized. There are infinite variations for moving an object on multiple axes. But multi-axis motion control systems don’t have to be intimidating if you follow a straight-forward method that involves four steps.
Extend your reach
Actuators create the motion for collaborative robots and autonomous guided vehicles, whether it’s extending the reach of a robotic arm or steering a 40-foot shipping container.
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Machine builders: Have it your way
It’s usually straightforward to tweak a feature on a catalog product into something we call a modified standard product. Sometimes, you may need a highly customized solution for a specific application. That means starting with a blank sheet of paper. It all depends on your application and how the actuator is used in it.
Pneumatic rodless cylinders: Point-to-point motion control
Rodless cylinder technology has evolved from the first band cylinder, introduced in 1955, to today's high-performance rodless electric actuators.