SMAC is introducing the CBL35C electric cylinder, which the company describes as an excellent alternative to pneumatic cylinders, with virtually no noise, longer life and no compressed air contamination thanks to the use of moving coil actuator technology.
The CBL35C series electric cylinder with built-in controller enables the simple and direct replacement of air cylinders or ball screw-driven actuators. It is suitable for machines already in production that do not have locations allocated for separate controllers. With SMAC's built-in controller, the CBL35C series electric cylinder can control the force, speed and velocity profile. The CBL35C, with its integral controller, is simple to install and makes very effective use of space.
SMAC's CBL35C is claimed to provide significantly longer life, programmability, higher speed, accuracy and energy efficiency while remaining price-competitive. The CBL35C also provides a more sustainable option by not requiring costly compressed air. Since the CBL35C has no need for compressed air, there is no compressed air contamination in clean room applications.
Measuring 35mm in diameter, the CBL35C electric cylinder has a length of 135-217mm, depending on the stroke (10 or 25mm +1/-0), achieves an acceleration of up to 50 'g' (with zero payload) and a maximum peak force of 61N. As standard the encoder resolution is 5um, or 1um and 0.1um can be specified as options.
As with all SMAC actuators, the CBL35C is fully programmable in position, velocity and force simultaneously, and the position/velocity/force profile can be changed 'on the fly' if required. These actuators are designed for fast and easy setup via a graphical user interface for different product profiles. This results in significant savings in time and cost, and improved throughput by reducing equipment downtime. SMAC's patented 'Soft-land' function ensure precise contact force. As a standard feature, 100 per cent data feedback is provided.
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