THK's new Actuator Type GL-N's newly engineered enhancements offer the best of all actuator features with the unique benefits of Caged Technology in one actuator. The new GL-N actuator is also an upgrade and direct replacement to the original Type GL.
Caged Technology noise levels have been proven to be reduced by up to 15 dBA. Other Type GL-N benefits from Caged Technology include life cycle increases of eight times as well as exceptionally smooth and precise movement. THK's Caged Technology employs a synthetic resin cage with a patented curvature that cradles each ball and separates it from the next. The spaces between the rolling elements retain grease and act as a lubrication system for long-term, maintenance-free operation.
Another benefit of this actuator is increased load capacities due to the inclusion of four raceways, rather than two. The Type GL-N is equipped with industry-standard motor mounts for easy integration. The Metric mounting hole pattern is ISO standard. The Type GL-N standard lengths reach 3m and custom lengths are available.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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