First online tool for easy lifetime prediction
B10 lifetime originates from the ball bearing industry and is as such not a new concept. LINAK® is, however, the first company to offer customers a B10 online calculator for electric linear actuators. The B10 calculator is available for the LA36 actuator on our website, where you simply enter your load and stroke specifications and get an instant estimation of your chosen actuator’s lifetime when used in accordance with product specification. You can calculate the estimated lifetime with both fixed and varying loads.
Hard earned data
The B10 calculations are based on real-life test results from several groups of actuators that have been run to their breaking points. By testing the actuators at various load capacities, the different performance data for each actuator allows for qualified calculations, which has resulted in the unique B10 lifetime curve. Given the durability of LINAK actuators, this process has demanded a lengthy test period, considerable test center capacity – and a healthy dose of patience. But the results are worth the investment.
From speculation to reality
Even though the B10 lifetime is based on statistics – the results of the estimations are highly qualified, and the life expectancy of an actuator can be confidently estimated: B10 tells us that a minimum of 90% of the actuators specified for an application will meet or exceed their predicted lifetime when used in accordance with product specification, whereas a maximum of 10% might fail. Knowing the service life of an actuator is relevant and adds value to all fields of applications as everyone can benefit from knowing what to expect from their actuator.