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12/18/2004 | Linear Actuators Keep it Clean

WOOD DALE, IL - Times are changing and industry is looking for cleaner alternatives to conventional pneumatics and hydraulics. Linear actuators are increasing being specified but now with the introduction of Danaher’s new high load capacity models, heavy-duty linear actuator applications can also be considered.

Traditionally pneumatic and hydraulic actuators were seen as the only viable choice for heavy-duty applications. High capital investment, maintenance costs and health issues are driving industry to specify heavy-duty linear actuators such as new Danaher T130.

The Danaher T130 has a load capacity of 40,000 N, a maximum speed of 2 m/s and a stroke of up to 2m, with facility to support standard magnetic sensors in an IP65 protective enclosure. Engineers will be particularly interested in the product’s accuracy. Electro-mechanical actuators such as the T130 can be controlled with greater precision to provide enhanced repeatability.

The low efficiency of pneumatic and hydraulic systems, together with the high capital costs are helping linear actuators such as the Danaher T130 gain market share. Today’s automation systems operate at high duty cycles, often in tough environments. Danaher are confident that this new generation of linear actuators will meet the requirements of manufacturing industry.

Linear Motion Systems, as part of Danaher Motion, provides standard and custom linear bearings, linear guides, ball and lead screws, gearheads, linear actuators, slides and systems, precision balls, molded products, resolvers and feedback devices, brakes and clutches, AC and DC drives and stepper and servo motors. Its products are applied worldwide throughout a variety of motion applications in the medical, industrial, aerospace, and mobile off-highway markets. Its highly recognized brand names include: Thomson™, Thomson Tollo™, Micron™, and Deltran PT™.

About Danaher Motion
Danaher Motion is a leading global manufacturer of motion control products that improve the efficiency and productivity of complex manufacturing operations.  Danaher Motion’s product innovations have been revolutionizing the motion control industry for over 60 years through trusted brand names including Dover, Kollmorgen, MEI, Pacific Scientific, Portescap, and Thomson.  Danaher Motion is a strategic business platform of the Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), a manufacturer of process and environmental controls, tools and industrial components.

Thomson, 1500 Mittel Boulevard, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1073; 1-540-633-3549; 1-540-633-0294 (fax); Thomson@thomsonlinear.com; www.thomsonlinear.com.

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