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SMAC makes Moving Coil electric actuators. These products are the fastest actuators in the world. Cycle life is well beyond 100M. They have the ability to softly land on surfaces and then apply a programmed specific force. SMAC’s new LDL series of linear actuators has a list price of around $300 making them the first real electric actuator alternative to air cylinders. This price is based on SMAC’s contstent cost down program featuring pointed coils, in-house manufactured encoders, and laser cut parts. SMAC invented the Linear Rotary actuator 25 years ago. These are widely used in Electronic Pick and Place, Quality Thread Check, Bottle Capping, and beginning to find wide use in Automatic Screw Driving and SMART Drilling and Tapping. Interestingly a number of companies are making an effort to copy SMAC - but are not able to match technology or price. SMAC also has stepped up its efforts in inspection by launching the MLA series - a direct challenge to old tech LVDT devices.

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SMAC Introduces the Fast, Cost-Competitive and Stackable LBL25

POSTED 11/20/2018

Carlsbad, CA – SMAC Moving Coil Actuators introduced the LBL series linear actuator, price competitive with ball screw and high-cycle-rate air cylinders due to no-milling, simple plate design. The LBL design features flat printed coil and single-piece, screw down magnets. It’s equipped with SMAC proprietary encoder and gives >100 million cycle expected life.

Starting with stroke length of 25mm and 50mm, the range will extend up to 200mm.

The LBL series generates peak force 60N and is extremely fast with accelerations over 50G.

The LBL can be integrated into “STACK”, electric manifold actuators, for OEM multi-actuator stations. The SMAC Stack concept does the same thing for actuators that manifolds did for air valves. It is a cost effective solution for automating multiple axes with a built-in controller option via CANopen, Ethernet/IP and EtherCAT. It simplifies mounting and reduce cabling of multi actuators. It allows easy, quick exchange of units, which reduces down time.