Linak's LA23 electric linear actuator has a
compact design that allows it to be built into a variety of applications,
especially where space is a concern. The width is 1.7 inches (43 mm) with
a height of 3.35 inches (85mm) and the housing measures 4.84 inches (123mm). It
is capable of over 560 lb (2,500N) of force in push or pull.
LA23 was designed to be used in markets where space is a concern. It is useful
for wheelchairs and patient lifts in the medical market and in applications
such as industrial vents.
LA23's exchangeable cables allows for optimized logistics and easy cable
features of the LA23 include:
lengths up to 11.8 inches
up to .4 inches/sec
or 24V dc motor options
steel back fixture for added strength
potential free signal switch at end of stroke
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.