Heason Technology is now supplying the Thomson Elektrak Pro series linear actuators. Characterised by extreme durability, toughness and compactness, the DC motor-driven Electrak Pro is available in Acme lead screw or ball screw versions with a broad range of options, making them equally suitable for simple open-loop actuation or sophisticated closed-loop control applications.
The CE-marked Electrak Pro series linear actuators are supplied in a choice of 12V or 24V DC input as standard, or optional 36V DC, providing versatility for operation from battery or DC power supplies. The actuator's maximum stroke length is 300mm with a dynamic load rating of 2000N for the ball screw version, and 750N for the lead screw option. With no-load speeds to 50mm/s and a 25 per cent full load duty cycle, the Electrak Pro's performance will meet the requirements for a wide range of applications for industry, agriculture, construction, medical, heating and ventilation, and many more.
An attractive 'clam shell' cast aluminium housing with a stainless steel extension shaft and support tube combine for a smart design for applications where the actuator is externally mounted. The Electrak Pro is sealed to IP66, with IP67 protection being optional. The housing and its integral electrical connector are fully gasket sealed and, with an operating temperature range of -40 to +85deC, the actuator is well suited to use in hostile indoor and outdoor environments where washdown or spray is encountered. The compact size of the actuator enables it to be installed in restricted spaces, with a retracted length of around 250mm for the lead screw version.
As standard, electronic limit switches are fitted for over-travel protection and a load holding brake is included for the ball screw version. Further standard options include an electronic load monitor that checks critical parameters and shuts down the actuator if the limits are exceeded. The front and rear clevis mounting is straightforward for installation and removal and, in the event of power failure, an integral manual override is easily accessed with a 5mm Allen key for hand-operated position adjustment.
To suit a wide range of applications, the Electrak Pro series is available with a number of options and accessories. These include position feedback from a choice of optical encoder or a potentiometer - which can also be used as a part of a signal follower option that enables the actuator to track a position from a customer-provided analogue input. A programmable limit switch option is available to modify the usable stroke length via a handheld pendant that may be removed after set-up to prevent unauthorised changes. In addition, a PWM speed control option interfaces a load monitoring system with a customer-supplied PWM input for variable-speed control. The actuator can also be supplied in a protective black paint finish if required.
As a Premier Partner distributor for Thomson, Heason Technology can also supply fully customised versions of the Electrak Pro, together with controls as complete systems. The Premier Partner programme aims to ensure a high level of service and support with regular training, competitive pricing and recommended inventory levels for all participating distribution partners. Heason Technology's in-house design capability matches products from its distribution partners with its own expertise in motion control and automation to provide customised electro-mechanical systems for challenging applications across robotics, packaging, process control, aerospace, automotive, defence, motorsports and many more industries.