IMI Precision Engineering launches electric actuators

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IMI Precision Engineering launches electric actuatorsDesigned to reduce energy consumption and total cost of ownership, IMI Precision Engineering's new range of IMI Norgren ELION electric actuators will be unveiled at Hannover Messe.

According to the company, the new actuators are well suited to applications within the automotive, packaging and labelling, materials handling, machine tool, and food and beverage sectors. The innovative IMI Norgren ELION actuators increase levels of precise, repeatable control and accurate positioning for industrial users.

Acceleration and deceleration control also enables the cylinders to glide into position without stopping abruptly, making IMI Norgren ELION useful for applications where vibrations and disruptive movement are not acceptable. Multiple actuators can move in sync and change speed without the need to stop or overrun a position.

Designed to be dimensionally compatible with ISO 15552 pneumatic cylinders, the ELION electric actuator offers the in-built flexibility of multiple intermediate positions, ensuring acceleration and speed are controllable and predictable.

Clean and quiet

The absence of compressed air also offers cleaner, quieter motion and a significant reduction in energy consumption and running costs.

IMI Precision Engineering is able to offer a complete electric actuator system through its collaboration with market-leading servo motor manufacturer Control Techniques. Customers can benefit from a single point of contact for electric actuation, alongside motors, drives and a range of accessories to suit individual applications.

Simon Gass for IMI Precision Engineering, says: "As customers increasingly seek out technology answers that offer greater control, accuracy and operating flexibility, the benefits of an electric actuator solution for industrial automation requirements are clear.

"Adding IMI Norgren ELION to our actuator portfolio means our customers can have total peace of mind that whichever linear motion solution is most appropriate for their application, IMI Precision Engineering has the solution."

The IMI Norgren ELION rod-style electric actuator range will launch in April 2019, with a rodless option available in autumn 2019.

IntelliSense – on show at Hannover

Visitors to IMI Precision Engineering's Hannover Messe stand will also be able to find out more about IntelliSense – described as a one-of-a-kind technology platform combining sensors, cylinders and software to deliver real-time performance data for standard pneumatic devices. Users can utilise condition-based monitoring to proactively drive maintenance and system optimisation objectives and maximise plant availability.

Operating benefits include predictive prognostics, remote monitoring and stronger machine and production efficiencies to help deliver a competitive edge through real-time insight.

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20 March 2019

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