Hamel, Minn. – Tolomatic’s ICR linear rod-style SmartActuator is now available with a reverse-parallel mounted motor that delivers up to 720 pounds of force in a more compact package. With the motor mounted on top of the actuator instead of inline, the length of the total package is reduced, giving it greater versatility and performance in industrial motion-control applications.
The ICR linear rod-style SmartActuator is an all-in-one electric actuator (digital drive, servomotor and actuator) designed for complex industrial motion-control applications requiring 100 percent duty-cycle performance. The ICR Basic model provides simple extend-and-retract functionality with the ability to independently adjust extend/retract velocity. The ICR Plus model provides programmability, communication options and other functionality to meet the most complex industrial applications.
The new reverse-parallel motor SmartActuator is also available with a rear clevis mount as a mounting option. This allows the actuator to pivot freely on its mounting, replacing existing pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders that are typically used in this mounting configuration.
The SmartActuator ICR operates on either 24 VDC or 48 VDC and accepts signals from PLCs, sensors, network communications or an existing motion controller. Depending on the model, the ICR features extend/retract functionality similar to pneumatic cylinders, a flexible indexer programming environment, optional CANopen and DeviceNet communication to daisy chain up to 127 axes, stand-alone operation, stepper mode and analog position mode.
The new SmartActuator with the reverse-parallel motor option incorporates Tolomatic’s Endurance TechnologySM features for long service life with low maintenance. The ICR combines a powerful servomotor with a rugged drive belt and ball screw housed in a sturdy aluminum extrusion. Depending on screw selection and drive ratios, the ICR is capable of delivering up to 720 lbs of thrust for speeds up to 5 in./sec, or 150 lbs of thrust at speeds up to 23 in./sec. The ICR is stroke-configurable up to 24 in.