Aerospace & Defense Actuators

Electric Linear Actuators for Aerospace & Defense

Rotor Positioning

Munitions Handling

Electrification for Aerospace

Technology for Performance

  • Focused on performance for mission critical applications
    • 100% duty cycle
    • Highest precision
    • Repeatable position and force
  • Designed with Endurance Technology for reliability and durability
  • Fortified and globally certified to withstand the harshest operating conditions (ingress protection, Class 1 Div 1/ATEX, NEMA)
  • Optimal solution for replacement of fluid power

Preferred for Aerospace & Defense

  • 70 years of trusted motion expertise
  • Collaborative engineering design teams to customize performance and fit
  • Optimized supply chain delivering exactly when and where needed
  • Global headquarters and manufacturing in Hamel, MN USA

Aerospace & Defense Success Stories

Aerospace & Defense Resources

Aerospace & Defense Products

Bullet Manufacturing

Challenge: A bullet manufacturer wanted to replace a bullet press machine originally built in the 1960s.
Products: Electric Rod-Style Actuator

Animatronic Targets

Product Family: Pneumatic
Product Used: MXP Rodless Cylinder

Residential Security Bollard

Product Family: Electric
Product Used: RSH Electric Rod Actuator

Aerospace Weld Clamping

Product Family: Electric
Product Used: RSA32

Aerospace Welding

Product Family: Electric
Product Used: IMA33 (Stainless Steel) Rod-Style Electric Actuator

Security Wedge Barrier

Product Family: Electric
Product Used: RSA Rod Actuator

Flight Simulation Training Pod

Challenge: Open and close door panels on a Flight Simulator
Product Family: Electric
Product Used: MXE Solid Bearing Screw Actuator

Munitions Assembly

Challenge: Aerospace/Munitions assembly rail and transport system
Product Family: Electric
Product Used: B3W Linear Belt-Drive Actuator

Thermo Conductive IR Scanning

Challenge: Actuator for full body IR scanning, Thermo Scanning systems – Security.
Product Family: Electric
Product Used: MXB-P Heavy Duty Linear Actuator

Motion Simulation

Challenge: Replace an existing hydraulic system with an electric actuator to simulate vibrations and other distubances in a motion simulator.
Product Family: IMA Integrated Motor Actuator
Product Used: IMA44

Bullet Press/Former

Challenge: A bullet manufacturer wanted to replace an existing hydraulic system on their bullet press/former with electric actuators.
Product Family: Electric Rod-Style Actuator
Products Used: RSX

ERD Electric Cylinder Actuator

Economical electric rod cylinder that is compatible with NEMA & metric mount stepper and servo motors. Ideal for pneumatic replacement. Forces up to 500 lbf (2.2 kN).

RSA-HT Heavy Duty Electric Linear Actuators

The RSA-HT heavy duty electric rod linear actuator accommodates larger motors and delivers high force with excellent accuracy and high speed. These high force electric linear actuators feature ball or roller screw selections, an enhanced high thrust bearing, and heavy duty internal bumpers. The standard grease zerk extends screw life by making relubrication easy and convenient without disassembly. RSA-HT actuators are suitable for valve actuation, punch press, injection molding and a wide range of other application.

MXP-P Profiled Air Cylinders

MXP-P profiled rail air actuators offer high load carrying capacities, low profile and smooth motion.

MXP-S Air Cylinders

The MXP-S solid bearing long stroke pneumatic air cylinder offers a large carrier mounting pattern for load stability.

MXP-N Compact Air Cylinders

MXP-N internal bearing compact air cylinder offers a space-saving design over typical rod type air cylinders.

IMA Linear Servo Actuators

Electric rod actuator integrated with a servo motor in a single, compact design that integrates with 3rd party drives and accessories. Forces up to 8,044 lbf (35.8 kN).

MXE-S Linear Actuators

Screw driven electric rodless design with solid bearing carrier for a long service life ideal for moderate loads. Loads up to 520 lbs (236 kg).

MXB-P Actuators

Linear actuator that uses a profiled rail bearing and belt drive train to move heavy loads at high speeds. Loads up to 1,290 lbs (586 kg).

B3W Actuators

B3W linear belt drive actuators have an enclosed ball bearing design for heavy loads, high bending moments, and long service life.

RSA-ST Electric Linear Rod Actuators

Replace pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders with increased performance and longer life. Forces up to 4,040 lbf (40.3 kN).

IMA-S Stainless Steel Servo Motor

Combines a hygienic electric rod actuator and motor into one package. It is IP69K, built with 316 SST, and works with 3rd party drives and accessories. Forces up to 2,500 lbf (11.1 kN).

RSX High Force Electric Linear Actuators

Hydraulic-class electric linear actuators that are roller screw driven, and provide extremely high forces, precision, and long life. Ideal for hydraulic replacement. Forces up to 66,000 lbf (294 kN).