Schaeffler publishes linear actuator catalogue

  • October 21, 2013
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October 21, 2013 - Schaeffler published a 900-page catalogue on its complete range of linear actuators, linear tables and accessories. The AL1 ‘Driven Linear Units’ catalogue includes technical information on the complete linear actuator range from Schaeffler, including tandem (heavy duty) actuators, clamping actuators, compact (miniature) actuators and telescopic actuators, as well as linear tables, drives and controls, and linear accessories. Rapid progress in the automation of production and assembly processes has accelerated the development of complete driven linear systems. These systems typically comprise a high precision guidance system, a rigid support rail, a wear-free drive unit with servomotor, and a user-friendly controller. Schaeffler linear, tandem and clamping actuators are integrated, modular systems that contain all the components required for operation. The actuators are guided by KUVE or KUSE series linear recirculating ball bearing and guideway assemblies, or by a track roller guidance system (LF). The actuator is driven by a ballscrew drive (KGT) or by one or three toothed belts (ZR). Linear tables are primarily used for short stroke length applications. For light to moderate loads, linear tables with a shaft guidance system are fitted with linear ball bearings KB or KBO. These linear tables are available without drive, with a trapezoidal screw drive or with a ballscrew drive. High precision linear tables with high load carrying capacity are fitted with linear recirculating ball bearing and guideway assemblies and a ballscrew drive. The new catalogue includes information on a wide range of linear actuator accessories such as fasteners and connecting/mounting brackets. These components are used to connect the linear unit to the adjacent construction or, in the case of multi-axis positioning systems, to connect linear units to each other. Other accessories include couplings, coupling housings, belt drives, electric motors, gearbox/motor units and controls. Schaeffler with its product brands INA, LuK and FAG is a leading provider of rolling bearing and plain bearing solutions and of linear and direct drive technology, as well as a renowned supplier to the automotive industry of high-precision products and systems for engines, transmissions, and chassis applications. The globally active group of companies generated sales of approximately 11.1 billion euros in 2012. With over 76,000 employees worldwide, Schaeffler is one of the largest German and European industrial companies in family ownership. With 180 locations in over 50 countries, Schaeffler has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, sales companies, engineering offices, and training centres.

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