If you’re designing for batch processing, no doubt product changeovers are on your mind. Switching a production line from one product to another can be slow and cumbersome. However, using electric linear actuators instead of pneumatic cylinders can streamline changeover and lower operating costs. Rather than the time-consuming, manual process pneumatic cylinders require, changes can be accomplished just by selecting a different program.
Time is money, as the saying goes, and it’s especially true in manufacturing. Reduce the time a process takes and you save operating costs. The concept of total cost of ownership (TCO) considers issues beyond a component’s purchase price like the downtime and labor costs associated with changing production set-ups.