Introducing the new FTX215

Gilbert, AZ. – September 5, 2016 Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced the release of its Exlar® FTX Series high force electric rod style linear actuator product line with the release of the FTX215 model.

The FTX Series actuators leverage more than a decade of experience successfully replacing hydraulics in high force, high duty cycle applications in harsh environments.  Based on planetary roller screw technology, the FTX Series offers high robustness in a compact form factor, making them an ideal alternative to hydraulic cylinders.  With continuous force rating to 178 kN (40,000 lbf), speed to 875 mm/sec (34 in/sec) and stroke lengths from 150mm (6 inches) to 900mm (3 feet) the FTX Series can be applied across a wide range of linear motion applications.


The FTX215, a next generation version of the current FT80 model, features the following key enhancements over the existing FT Series designs:

  • High capacity planetary roller screw offers up to 15X the life and significantly higher shock load resistance than a comparably sized ball screw
  • IP65 (min.) environmental protection
  • Idler pulley design greatly simplifies motor installation and belt tensioning / maintenance
  • Grease zerk fitting and removable front seal bushing greatly simplify maintenance and re-greasing of nut assembly to maximize actuator life
  • Modular design with bolt-on mounting hardware allows mounting style reconfiguration in the field using commonly available tools


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