2020-03-02

What are the advantages of electric actuator applications?

electric actuator

Electric actuators outperform hydraulic and pneumatic in many applications, giving you smooth and trouble-free transitions.

The replacement of electric actuators is simple and long-term advantages have been proven, including smaller component footprint; better control and accuracy; reduced maintenance costs; energy costs and noise; and more environmental sustainability.

In addition, electric actuators can communicate with the machine's electronic control unit (ECU), reducing the need for multiple single-function controllers. These electric actuators can accept commands and provide status information in return, such as position and speed, and safety-related data (such as load or temperature).

Electric actuators can replace complex hydraulic or pneumatic systems, greatly simplifying design and implementation, providing better performance and reducing service life.

First, better control

Low operating force of electric actuators, reducing operator workload

Joystick or remote control for multiple actions to increase productivity and operator safety

Multiple digital and analog feedback options

Low voltage switch option to interface with programmable PC / PLC controller

Pulse width modulation (PWM) for variable speed control

Better static load handling

Keep power in place when off-no pump required

No drift when power is off

Third, higher accuracy

Better positioning

Better repeatability

Immediate command response time (as opposed to hydraulic / pneumatic delay)

Fourth, reduce maintenance

No pumps, valves or hoses, reducing the total number of parts

Independent unit eliminates access requirements for location flexibility

No need to resize or change to add components

Stroke limit switch for longer life

No maintenance of liquids, no need to repair leaks

Five, reduce the overall system cost

Longer component life

Redundancy through manual overload

Battery powered, no parasitic power consumption, no system upgrade required

No pump operation or current consumption is required to maintain the position because power is consumed only when moving the load

Six, less noise

No pump, air pressure or fluid means smooth, quiet operation

No sound when the cylinder does not move the load

Seven, clean environment

Less total power required to move the load

Never need liquids, chemicals or solvents: no environmental pollution or leaks

Compact design is easier to manufacture

Regional manufacturing reduces carbon footprint

Switch the smart switch to the electric linear actuator. Thomson can achieve this.