Traditional pneumatic and hydraulic actuators are common in automation. However, they have several hidden costs that make these solutions expensive over their usable life. Electric-powered linear actuators offer significant efficiency, simplicity, and design advantages and long-term cost savings.
With the popularity of servos in numerous applications today, the need for tools to shorten the commissioning time has created some great features. What used to take hours is now greatly reduced and we have evolved to systems that have ‘Tuningless’ and adaptive tuning features.
As a designer and/or user of industrial automation systems, you likely have something you need to move back and forth or up and down or spin around, hundreds or thousands of times per day. That’s a motion system! It’s a critical part of your manufacturing process and automation system.
A local food and beverage company was working with us on automation upgrade projects. One of the machines we looked at upgrading was using pneumatic air. The team analyzed the existing system and determined that the pneumatic cylinders were costly and required a lot of maintenance.