Oriental Motor USA has introduced four new linear motor driver packages to its already wide range of linear and rotary actuators. Designed for higher performance in positioning applications and greater ease of use, each of the four new packages –SPV, EZC II, EZA and PWA II, accommodates a wide array of possible applications as well as simplicity in product integration.
All motorized linear actuators produced by Oriental Motor feature the Alpha-Step stepping motor equipped with built-in closed loop performance, which is best for high response moves with no gain hunting or tuning problems common to servo solutions. They also feature a common controller allowing users easily run in driver mode or set all functions needed, accepting direction and step from a PLC or master controller.
Each of the new packages has unique features. With an aluminum frame structure as well as a pulley and belt mechanism, the SPV Series is best for applications requiring high speeds and long strokes, whilst the EZC II Series is a space saving ball screw system best for high speed applications or positioning where the load is pushed or pulled.
The EZA Series, with a built-in guide, offers greater ease of use and improved performance while maintaining a compact size. Just install a load directly in to the rod, and the EZA will do the push-motion and transfer operations. Lastly, the PWA II Series is ideal for high thrust force, through the use of a ball screw, and gears, together with the folded motor configuration. This package achieves a compact size ideal for applications with pressurized positioning and push motion.
Commonly, linear actuators are used in X-Y applications, pick and place applications, parts assembly or parts inspection applications, pressurized positioning operations and push-motion applications.