|Comparing Modular Linear Actuator Drive Types
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These modular linear actuators are found in virtually every area of the automation industry. Our customers value their performance in processes ranging from simple positioning tasks to highly complex multi-axis systems that require great precision.
There are typically four main drive types for these linear actuator systems. While there is some common functionality, each method can have several distinct advantages for a given individual application. We will explore each of the drive types in further detail here.
Linear actuators with "toothed" belt drive are designed for high-speed motion over long distances. They are perfect for fast positioning and handling tasks involving light to heavy loads in which high repeat accuracy with short cycle times are also vital. The drive is provided via a steel-reinforced toothed belt.
With standard accessories, these linear axes are easily combined to create multi-axis systems. Our innovative technology keeps wear in the units to a minimum providing longer service life. They offer a much lower cost solution as compared to linear motors.
Linear actuators with screw drive are preferred for high axial thrust forces, where the highest precision is also required. They offer a convenient and exact solution. Screw drive makes it possible to generate high feed forces and are particularly suitable where there are stringent requirements for positioning and repeat accuracy. You can choose between acme and ball screw types.
Rack & Pinion Drive
Linear actuators with rack and pinion drives are used for highly dynamic movements with long distances. Even with heavy loads, they offer constant positioning accuracy. They also provide greater feed forces in long strokes. This solution gives you high stiffness, excellent positioning accuracy, and high load capacity.
The racks and the rack wheels deliver a very long service life. Any number of rack segments can be connected together, allowing unlimited lengths. Furthermore, several carriages can be operated independently of each other on the linear unit (saves time while increasing throughput).