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Posted by Aaron Dietrich on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Electric linear actuator ebook: A resource

Electric linear actuator ebookIndustrial automation counts on the reliable motion control that linear actuators provide. Lately, electric linear actuators have gotten more popular because they offer better control of variables like speed, acceleration, position and force than pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders. Electric actuators also offer superior accuracy and repeatability, as well as programmable control that can handle even complex motion profiles.  In many applications, they can do all this at a lower cost of ownership than pneumatic or hydraulic actuators.

Now there’s a resource from Tolomatic that lays out all the issues a designer needs to understand in order to select the best electric linear actuator for an application. You can download a copy of our ebook resource here

 

Contents

Here’s what you can expect to learn from this ebook:

  • WHY ELECTRIC ACTUATORS?
    • What is a linear actuator?
    • Electric linear actuator advantages
  • ACCURACY AND REPEATABILITY IN LINEAR ACTUATORS
    • Definitions
    • Differences between accuracy and repeatability
    • Infographic on accuracy and repeatability
    • White paper on accuracy and repeatability
  • SELECTING THE RIGHT ACTUATOR: ROD OR RODLESSebook: rod/rodless linear actuators
    • Electric rod actuators
      • Infographic on tips for selecting electric rod actuators
      • White paper on how to select electric rod actuators
      • Webinar on how to select electric rod actuators
    • Rodless electromechanical actuators
      • Infographic on tips for selecting rodless electromechanical actuators
      • White paper on how to select a rodless electromechanical actuator
      • Webinar on how to select a rodless electromechanical actuator
      • White paper on screw-driven vs. belt-driven linear actuators
    • Screw selection
      • Guide to selecting the right screw type for an application -- acme, ball or roller screw
    • Environmental factors
      • White paper on IP ratings and linear actuators
    • How to compare manufacturers’ specs
      • White paper on how to calculate an “apples to apples” comparison
    • How to calculate actuator life
      • Guide to using L10 life formula for ball and roller screw-driven actuators
      • White paper on calculating actuator life
  • MOTOR SELECTION
  • SYSTEM INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
    • Actuator/guide alignment
      • White paper on rules for alignment in linear motion systems
    • Electrical noise
      • White paper on minimizing electrical noise
  • ELECTRIC ACTUATOR APPLICATIONS (Examples of improved efficiency)
    • Automotive manufacturing
      • White paper on actuators for robotic resistance spot weldingebook - food & beverage applications
      • Slideshow on actuators for robotic resistance spot welding
    • Process industries
      • White paper on linear actuators for valve actuation
    • Food and beverage processing
      • White paper on selecting actuators to withstand washdown environments
      • Video on selecting actuators to withstand washdown environments
    • Material handling
      • Two case studies on conveying applications
  • TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)
    • Infographic comparing TCO of electric actuators vs. pneumatic actuators
    • White paper on comparing TCO of electric actuators vs. pneumatic actuators
    • White paper comparing hydraulic cylinders and electric rod actuators

Each chapter in the ebook includes links to further resources for machine designers – white papers, blog posts, infographics, design tools and more. You can pick a topic you want to learn about, read an overview or go deeper into the subject by clicking a link.

 

Learn more

Download our ebook: A resource on electric linear actuators - What a machine designer needs to know. 

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