Automotive

Automotive

Benefits

  • High power density and high efficiency
  • Long life and low maintenance
  • Rugged and reliable
  • Precise and repeatable
  • Ideal electric alternative to a hydraulic cylinder

High Performance Actuators Designed for the Automotive Industry

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Automobile manufacturing processes require high force density, precision, reliability and long life. Exlar® high performance automotive industry Actuators deliver all that and much more. Our unique roller screw driven solutions provide superior power, speed, precision, flexibility, efficiency and long life that can’t be matched by hydraulic, pneumatic or electric ball screw driven actuators.

Exlar electric actuators not only outperform competing technologies, they’re built to last. Our products are successfully installed in automobile and related component manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic. Our complete line of electric actuators give you the power and speed of a muscle car, the flexibility and long life of an SUV with the efficiency and relative size of an ultra compact. And, with our small form and configurable solutions, replacement of your existing hydraulic and pneumatic systems is a breeze.

Linear actuation is a core technology for factory automation. Along with fluid power, hydraulic and pneumatic, electromechanical actuators have become increasingly important. However, the air driven systems as well as oil driven systems are riddled with inefficiencies and are difficult to control. A comparison of the three actuator technologies (hydraulic, pneumatic and electromechanical) reveals startling benefits of electromechanical solutions when compared to to additional fluid power. In the automotive industry today, robotic weld guns represent the most prevalent linear actuator application being converted from fluid power to electromechanical.

Robots are used in automotive production plants throughout the world. The main application for robots is spot welding of stamped sheet metal parts. Accuracy and consistency is important to guarantee a quality vehicle chassis as the foundation of the build. Electric actuators are replacing hydraulic and pneumatic versions because they have been shown to be more accurate, consistent and long-lasting.

 

Product Features (GSX/GSM Series)
Product Features (FT, K Series)
Forces to 12,000 lbf (53,379 N)Forces to 40,000 lbf (177,929 N)
Speeds to 40 in/sec (1 m/s)Speeds to 60 in/sec (1.5 m/s)
Stroke lengths to 24 in (610 mm / 455 mm)Stroke lengths to 8 feet (2.4 M)
Extremely compact and lightweightHighly configurable
Form factor comparable to hydraulic cylinderMultiple actuator mountings
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