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Electric Actuator Doubles the Eject Speed of Pneumatic Actuators

"SMAC Moving Coil Actuators reached a cycle rate of 2,400 PPM (40 hz) with its new LCB model electric actuator, meeting the target set by several packaging OEMs," said a SMAC spokesperson. "The fastest pneumatic actuators generally reach a peak speed of 1,200 PPM. By doubling the speed of pneumatic actuators, SMAC can greatly improve the efficiency of any eject, divert, or sorting application without any air consumption."

SMAC electric actuators can now reject or divert a single container, at line speeds over 2,400 containers/minute. "Movement of container is smooth, fast, and gentle with unique Soft-Land feature. The container does not tip over because of force and velocity control," said the spokesperson.

Force more than doubles with the LCB over comparable LCA actuators due to a much higher Flux Density (> 10K Gauss) in the Moving Coil Actuator magnetic circuit. For example, the 155 mm x 88 mm x 30 mm sized LCB25 can produce up to 80N vs 25N in the similar sized LCA 25. Accelerations with the new LCB now exceed 100 G.

SMAC's built in sensor feedback system gives SMAC's Moving Coil Actuators the mechatronic ability to do work and verify its success at the same time, reported SMAC. This would allow the actuators to quality check key processes 100% in real time and feed back the results.

"SMAC Moving Coil Actuators are true mechatronic solutions," said the spokesperson. "By that SMAC means its actuators have capabilities such as programmable and controllable position, velocity and force, high accelerations, cycle life over 100 M and a patent-pending Soft-Land capability. The Soft-Land capability is particularly useful when performing fragile part assembly, measurement, moving objects, etc."

For more information contact:

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators

5807 Van Allen Way

Carlsbad, CA 92008 USA


IMTS 2018 Level 2, Booth E-121368

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