Linear motion is an essential aspect of many industries, from manufacturing to automation. In the past, hydraulic systems have been the preferred option for linear motion control due to their high force output and fast response time. However, with the increasing demand for clean and efficient motion systems, over the last three decades, a new linear motion technology has emerged as a powerful contender to hydraulics.
Electromechanical actuators are increasingly recognised for their superior performance, providing improved precision, flexibility, and reliability in many applications. With bore sizes ranging from 25.4 to 127mm and capable of exerting up to 222.4 kN of force, electric rod actuators are a viable alternative to hydraulic cylinders. By maximising energy efficiency and reducing maintenance costs, they also offer significant total cost of ownership benefits.
The article considers the reasons to go electric, and why hydraulic is no longer the only option in demanding applications. It details the total cost of ownership benefits of electric linear motion systems, provides sizing and converting tips, and provides an application example. You can read the full article here.