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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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The Best Kept Secrets in Automation at IMTS 2018

POSTED 08/31/2018

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 3:15 - 4:10pm, in Room: W196-B, SMAC Eastern Sales Manager, Steve Curtiss, will be speaking on new technology that can help you achieve 100% quality.

This presentation will include:
•    A discussion of new technologies that are rapidly changing how automated quality checks are realized.
•    How to check small, critical parts inline.
•    A method to give similar switches the same tactile response for improved user experience.
•    A unique solution to common capping problems.
•    A live Q&A session with presentation attendees.

Please note that access to the IMTS 2018 Conference is not included in the basic Visitor registration. Visitor registration only gives you access to the Exhibit Hall.

SMAC’s built in sensor feedback system gives SMAC’s Moving Coil Actuators the unique mechatronic ability to “do work and verify its success at the same time.” This would allow the actuators to quality check key processes 100% in real time and feedback the results.

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators are true “mechatronic solutions.” By that they mean their  actuators have unique capabilities such as programmable and controllable position, velocity, and force, high accelerations, cycle life well over 100M, and a patent-pending “Soft-Land” capability. The Soft-Land capability is particularly useful when performing fragile part assembly, measurement, moving objects, etc.

Throughout IMTS 2018, you can find SMAC Moving Coil Actuators in the East Building, Level 2, at Booth # 121368.

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