Automated Bathtub Door

Product Family: Electric
Product Used: Belt drive actuator
Product Type: Custom

Application Requirements
Stroke: 23 in.
Speed: 4-6 in/sec
Load: 25 lbs

Application Description:  
Automatic doors for bathtubs used in assisted living communities, hospitals and clinics

A pneumatic cylinder was being used to move the tub doors on a walk-in tub enclosure but a noisy air compressor made the bathing experience undesirable. The customer was looking for an electric system that would provide smooth operation, little noise, no maintenance and reliable performance.

Tolomatic Solution:
Tolomatic worked with the customer’s engineering team to develop and provide a custom belt drive actuator that met the size envelop of the bathtub enclosure, speed, load and reliability requirements.

Customer Benefit:

  • Eliminated noisy air compressor creating a pleasant bathing environment
  • Eliminated pneumatic service issues and repair costs
  • Doubled the expected life and number of cycles from the installed system