Electric Test and Simulation Takes Center Stage
In the past, manufacturers and users of mechanical test apparatus and motion simulators have had to accept the inaccuracy, noise and high maintenance cost of hydraulic actuation. Motion simulation requires a clean and easy to use actuator solution. The smooth and accurate motion of Exlar’s linear actuators, combined with today’s servo technology, makes multiple degree-of-freedom motion simulation applications not only cleaner
and easier to implement, but also more efficient than outdated hydraulic solutions.
Today, high performance linear and rotary electric actuators from Exlar® offer a new and better alternative to hydraulics. More and more, advanced electric actuators are being used where precision, power and efficiency are required and contamination from oil leaks is no longer permissible.
Building a Better Entertainment Electric Actuator
Built on our extensive experience with planetary roller screw actuators, our all-electric solutions deliver smooth, accurate, programmable control. These actuators uniquely produce all the power density and speed of hydraulic and pneumatic systems without any of their considerable disadvantages and operating expenses. Read how electric actuators have improved training simulators, making for a real world experience.
Exlar’s Unique Design
Exlar’s patented linear actuator is based on a unique design for integrating a robust and efficient threaded roller mechanism into the interior of a high power density, high performance brushless servo motor. This combination results in an all electric actuator which is extremely compact, yet delivers similar performance to a hydraulic cylinder in terms of force, robustness to shock and long service life.
Advantages of All-Electric Actuators
- Servo control precision and flexibility
- Higher speeds of up to 60 in/s (1.5 m/s)
- High load ratings and longer life
- Reduced risk of specimen damage
- Space savings (much less infrastructure than hydraulics)
- Reduced service and maintenance
- Increased energy savings (90% efficient versus 50% for hydraulics)
- Reduced set-up and reconfiguration time
- Quieter operation