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New Isotech Belt Driven Actuators Are Designed for Maintenance Free Linear Motion Applications

September 25th, 2008 by isotechinc.

ActuatorIsotech Inc., a supplier of precision linear motion products, has announced the company is now offering a complete line of belt driven actuators (belt drives) that come standard with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer and are designed to provide an accurate, durable, maintenance free solution for linear motion applications.

“Our belt drives feature a steel reinforced polyurethane belt that helps deliver repeatable positioning by preventing belt stretching,” said Joe Casillo, President of Isotech, Inc., of the actuators accuracy.

In addition to the durable belt, Casillo points out no lubrication or maintenance is required when Isotech belt drives are used under normal operating conditions.

Isotech belt driven actuators are available in travel lengths up to 500 feet while maintaining a repeatability of +/-0.001 inches with zero backlash and can operate at speeds up to 600 inches per second.

“Isotech belt drives are ideal for use in applications where speed is critical such as pick and place apps on high speed automation equipment,” said Casillo.

In addition, Isotech belt drive improvements in accuracy and speed are provided by the positive timing belt drive and a proprietary extrusion design provides long travel, smooth movements, and excellent repeatability.

Both steel and plastic bearings are available to meet most motion applications from light duty to extra heavy duty. Steel concave rollers riding on chrome-plated steel rails provide excellent positioning accuracy even in applications that require long travel. Alternatively, a plastic coated needle bearing assembly offers the highest possible speeds and higher durability in tough push-pull applications. Steel bearings are supplied with lifetime lubrication while plastic bearings require no lubrication.

Isotech belt drive linear actuators planetary gear heads contribute to the performance of the actuators by providing gear geometry optimized for planetary systems using zero helix angle gears to avoid unbalanced forces caused by helical gears. All gears are case hardened for high surface hardness and high strength ductile core. The gear head handles input speeds up to 10,000 RPM and delivers high output loads.

The Isotech belt driven actuator standard configurations accept NEMA 17, 23, and 34 motors and can be configured to accept other sizes.

Isotech belt drives are available in both custom and standard configurations. Call Isotech at 800-314-3332 or email Isotech for more information or to speak with a linear motion application engineer for assistance.

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